SDSU’s Steiger, Omaha’s Holetz garner #SummitBSB weekly awards

SDSU’s Steiger, Omaha’s Holetz garner #SummitBSB weekly awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State infielder Gus Stiger and Omaha pitcher Richie Holetz earned the latest edition of the #SummitBSB weekly honors, league officials announced Monday.

Steiger hit safely in all four games during the week, recording multiple hits and scoring multiple runs against Minnesota and Air Force. The Minnetonka, Minn., native began the week by going 2-for-4 and scoring three times against the Golden Gophers. Steiger posted back-to-back three-hit games to close the series at Air Force, upping his batting average to a team-best .340 for the season. Additionally, Steiger went 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts.

Holetz and the Mavericks defeated Creighton 8-1 as the Edina, Minn., native went six shutout innings on a career-high nine strikeouts. He also gave up three hits as the Mavericks went 3-0 on the weekend as they recorded wins against Creighton Portland.

Baseball Player of the Week

Gus Steiger, South Dakota State

Jr. | Infielder | Minnetonka, Minn.

• Hit safely in all four games during the week, recording multiple hits and scoring multiple runs in three games

• Posted a .529 batting average and a .619 on base percentage

• Earned second career weekly honor of his career

Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Richie Holetz, Omaha

So. | RHP | Edina, Minn.

• Pitched six shutout innings on a career-high nine strikeouts in an 8-1 win against Creighton

• Allowed just three hits, improving to 2-2 on the season

• Captured first pitcher of the week accolade

 

2020 Baseball Weekly Award Winners

February 17
Player of the Week: Jack Lang, Purdue Fort Wayne
Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Kissinger, Purdue Fort Wayne
February 24
Player of the Week: Jordan Wiley, Oral Roberts
Pitcher of the Week: Max Loven, North Dakota State
March 2
Player of the Week: Keil Krumwiede, Omaha
Pitcher of the Week: Spencer Koelewyn, Omaha
March 9
Player of the Week: Gus Steiger, South Dakota State
Pitcher of the Week: Richie Holetz, Omaha

Others Nominated for Player of the Week:
Aaron Chapman, Purdue Fort Wayne; Garrett Kennedy, Omaha; Brock Anderson, North Dakota State; Jordan Wiley, Oral Roberts; Luke Schwartz.

Others Nominated for Pitcher of the Week:
Justin Miller, Purdue Fort Wayne; Gabe Pilla, North Dakota State; James Notary, Oral Roberts.

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