WAYNE – For the second consecutive week a member of the Wayne State College baseball team has been awarded as the NSIC Player of the Week.
According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, senior short stop CJ Neumann posted a .700 batting average with two doubles and six runs scored this past weekend. Junior second baseman Andrew Hanson also earned the NSIC Baseball Player of the Week on February 10.
As a team, WSC defeated Southwest Baptist 7-4 (nine innings) and 8-5 on Sunday while suffering an 8-7 loss in 10 innings Monday. Wayne State College is now 4-3 on the season.
Neumann recorded at least two hits in all three games. The Plattsmouth, Nebraska native opened the series 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored while also gong 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in the second win. On Monday, he went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Another top Wildcat performer who was recognized by NSIC officials was senior right-handed pitcher Aidan Breedlove earning a no-decision in Sunday’s nine-inning contest. Breedlove allowed three earned runs off one hit in six and two-thirds while striking out seven batters, hitting one and walking another three.
The NSIC Pitcher of the Week was sophomore right-handed pitcher Riley Ahern of St. Cloud State.
The Wayne State College baseball team will next visit Newman in Wichita, Kansas this weekend. Game times are set for noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 22 as well as a noon pitch on Sunday, February 23. WSC defeated Newman (KS) 8-6 on January 31 to open their season in Cleburne, Texas.