INDIANAPOLIS -- Wright State junior Garrett Gray and Valparaiso junior Kyle Wormington have been named Horizon League Baseball Players of the Week for the period of April 30-May 6.
Gray picked up Batter of the Week accolades after batting .667 in Wright State’s four games last week. He started the week with a 1-for-4 performance, scoring two runs in WSU’s 10-1 win over Cincinnati. In the series opener against Valparaiso, Gray went 5-for-5, including a two-run home run, as he finished the night with two runs scored and three RBIs. On Saturday, he was 1-for-2 with a double and had the game-winning RBI. In the series finale, Gray was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
Gray finished the week with a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .706. He scored five runs and drove in four more.
Wormington picked up Pitcher of the Week honors after recording the win in Valparaiso’s 4-3 win over Wright State on Sunday to move the Crusaders into a tie with the Raiders on top of the Horizon League baseball standings. Wormington cruised through the first seven innings, allowing only six hits while giving up one unearned run, and striking out four against the top hitting lineup in the league. The Raiders finally were able to chase Wormington in the eighth inning as they scored two runs on three hits, but it was too late for WSU as the Crusaders relievers came in and shut down the Raiders the rest of the way to get the win.
Other Horizon League top performers (April 30-May 6)
Phil Striggow, Milwaukee, Sr., DH - Striggow batted. 545 and slugged 1.273 last week for the Panthers. He hit two doubles and two home runs and finished the week with four runs scored and seven RBIs.
Will Hagel, Valparaiso, Sr., OF - Hagel had hits in all four games last week in helping the Crusaders move into a tie for first place in the HL. He batted .467 while scoring four runs and driving in four more.
Griffin Richeson, Butler, Sr., IF - Richeson batted .571 and had five RBIs over four games for Butler last weekend. He also walked three times to post a .674 on-base percentage for the week.
Jeremy Banks, Youngstown State, Sr., DH - Banks reached base 10 times in 15 at-bats last week. He had six singles in 10 official at-bats and added three runs scored, two RBIs and one stolen base.
Joey Hoelzel, Wright State, So., RHP -Hoelzel pitched two scoreless, hitless innings against Cincinnati to get the win and then threw 5.1 innings of relief on Sunday against Valparaiso, allowing one run and one hit.
Jordan Guth, Milwaukee, Sr., RHP - Guth saved both of the Panthers victories at UIC last week.
Blake Aquadro, Youngstown State, Jr., LHP - Aquadro went 1-0 last week for the Penguins. He pitched five innings of one hit ball in two appearances. He threw two scoreless innings of relief in YSU’s 12-4 win over Butler on Friday and he earned the win on Sunday in tossing three shutout innings against the Bulldogs.
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