ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha infielder Grant Suponchick was named Summit League Baseball Player of the Week, while his teammate Sam Murphy garnered the Pitcher of the Week award for their performances during the week of March 20-26.
GRANT SUPONCHICK, OMAHA
So. // IF // Papillion, Neb.
- Earned his first career Player of the Week award
- Led Omaha to a sweep of Fort Wayne with three multi-hit games
- Tallied three hits, including his first home run of the season, in the series finale
- Added a pair of hits in games one and two with two of those four being doubles
- For the week, batted .500 (7-of-14) with a .857 slugging percentage and .562 on-base percentage
- Scored four runs on two doubles, two walks and a homer to go along with a pair of RBI
Also nominated: Brandon Yoho, Fort Wayne; Logan Busch, North Dakota State; Trevor McCutchin, Oral Roberts; Mitch Ellis, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Feb. 20 – Mason Pierzchalski, NDSU; Feb. 27 – Noah Cummings, ORU; March 6 – Ben Petersen, NDSU/Matt Whatley, ORU; March 13 – Dylan Snypes, ORU; March 20 – Newt Johnson, SDSU
SAM MURPHY, OMAHA
Sr. // LHP // Lake Worth, Fla.
- Collected his second career Pitcher of the Week honor
- Tossed a seven-inning complete game in Friday's 14-1 win at Fort Wayne
- Recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts while set a new Omaha Division I record
- Southpaw allowed just two walks, one earned run and one extra-base hit to notch his first win of the season
Also nominated: Jake Weber, Fort Wayne; Jordan Harms, North Dakota State; Bill Lovvorn, Oral Roberts; Preston Church, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Feb. 20 – Ryan Froom, SDSU; Feb. 27 – Miguel Ausua, ORU; March 6 – Justin McGregor, ORU; March 13 – Josh McMinn, ORU/Luke Lind, NDSU; March 20 – Ryan Froom, SDSU
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