ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State outfielder Logan Busch was named Summit League Baseball Player of the Week, while teammate starter Riley Johnson earned the Pitcher of the Week award for their performances Feb. 19-25.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Logan Busch, North Dakota State
Sr. // OF // Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
- Earned his second career Player of the Week honor and first this season
- Led North Dakota State offensively to a series win over 2017 NCAA Tournament participant Central Connecticut State with a .444 (4-for-9) batting average
- Registered at least one hit in all three games with a double in the series opener and finale
- Had two doubles, two walks, one run and one RBI in the three games with a .583 on-base percentage and .667 slugging percentage
Also nominated: Robert Young III, Fort Wayne; Nick Roark, Oral Roberts; Deion Thompson, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Feb. 19 – Spencer Henson, Oral Roberts
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Riley Johnson, North Dakota State
So. // RHP // Apple Valley, Minn.
- Recorded his first career Pitcher of the Week award
- Tossed the 16th no-hitter in league history and first since 2010 in Friday's 2-0 win over 2017 NCAA Tournament participant Central Connecticut State
- Registered eight strikeouts in his nine innings with just one walk in 112 pitches
Also nominated: Brandon Phelps, Fort Wayne; Grant Townsend, Oral Roberts; Ryan Dunne, Western Illinois
Previous honorees: Feb. 19 – Justin McGregor, Oral Roberts
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.