Houston Baptist Sweeps Weekly Baseball Awards

first_imgThe Huskies (19-21, 12-6 SLC) currently sit fourth in the conference standings. They travel to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-21, 5-13 SLC) for a lone nonconference matchup tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Northwestern State (21-18, 9-9 SLC) for a three-game Southland series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of the Week: Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist – Sr. – LHP – Katy, TexasMcCollough hurled his first career shutout and sixth career complete game in the Huskies’ series-clinching 1-0 victory over UIW in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. He held the Cardinals scoreless on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks, allowing just two runners to reach second and one to reach third. The Midlothian, Texas, product remained perfect in conference play with a 6-0 record, 1.63 ERA, 54 strikeouts (averaging 9.0 per start) and four walks. He picked up his 20th career win, moving into fifth all-time at HBU and also moved up to fifth in the program record book in career strikeouts with 218. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 11 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist seniors Matt Heck and Matthew McCollough are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Aidan Anderson, McNeese; Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State; Jake Cochran, McNeese; Owen Magee, New Orleans; Cole Coker, Lamar.center_img This marks the second weekly hitter award for the HBU. Spencer Halloran earned the honor on April 2. Hitter of the Week: Matt Heck, Houston Baptist – Sr. – OF/P – Midlothian, TexasHeck extended his hitting streak to eight games as the Huskies went 3-1, including a series sweep of UIW. He hit .500 with a .722 slugging percentage, .526 on-base percentage, two doubles, a triple, four RBIs, scored twice and was 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts. In Tuesday’s loss at McNeese, he went 2-for-5 with a double. In Friday’s doubleheader, he was 6-for-8 on the day, going 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases in game one. He then went 4-for-4 with a double, driving in the game’s only run in game two, along with a stolen base. In Saturday’s finale, he went 1-for-5 and his sacrifice bunt set up the game-winning run in the 13th inning. He also picked up the win on the mound, shutting out the Cardinals on three hits with three strikeouts over the final four innings. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img

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