MCN’s Dickerson, NSU’s Hofmann Garner Southland Baseball Weekly Honors

first_imgWeek Four Notes (PDF) Honorable Mention: Lance Lusk, Sam Houston State; Trevin Michael, Lamar; Eric Orze, New Orleans; Conner Williams, Central Arkansas. Extending his hitting streak to 10 games, Dickerson went 9-for-21 (.429) at the plate to help the Cowboys go 4-1 last week. He posted a pair of three-hit performances in a 12-4 win over Missouri on Tuesday and an 18-8 win over Southern Miss on Sunday. Dickerson tallied nine RBI, four runs, two stolen bases and a home run. Hitter of the Week – Jake Dickerson, McNeese – Senior – First Baseman – Beaumont, TexasIn the team’s blowout of Missouri, Dickerson came up to the plate twice in a nine-run third inning, recording a pair of RBI singles to bookend the Cowboys’ production. In his final at-bat, he singled to lead off the eighth inning and came around to score McNeese’s final run. Dickerson continued to show his fondness for the third inning with another RBI single in the frame against Valpo to put the Cowboys on the board in the 4-2 triumph. In the squad’s 18-8 victory over Southern Miss, he fueled a 14-run explosion in the middle innings, blasting a three-run home run in the fourth and roping an RBI single in the fifth inning. The Canadian born hurler retired 14-consecutive batters from the third to the eighth innings, marking the third start he retired at least 11 in a row. Hofmann faced four Panthers with runners in scoring position, fanning all four and never allowing a runner past second base. Hofmann (3-0) spun another Friday night gem for the Demons, striking out 11 batters over eight shutout innings, extending his streak of not allowing an earned run to 23 frames. Among Division I pitchers with a 0.00 ERA, he has pitched the most innings.center_img Pitcher of the Week – Logan Hofmann, Northwestern State – Junior – Starting Pitcher – Muenster, SaskatchewanHofmann continued his dominant start to the season, extending his run of earned-run free pitching to 23 innings, the longest streak to start the year in Division I. He sat down a career-high 11 batters on strikes and now owns a 29:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Honorable Mention: Connor Emmet, Central Arkansas; Luke Marbach, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Lee Thomas, UIW; Luther Woullard, New Orleans. Northwestern State (9-2) ran its win streak to seven games with a 10-8 Wednesday night victory over Louisiana and a 3-0 series-opening win over Eastern Illinois on Hofmann’s night. After dropping game two on Saturday, the Demons topped the Panthers 6-3 on Sunday to claim their third-straight weekend series. NSU travels to Baton Rouge, La., for a Tuesday-night tilt with Southern at 6 p.m. and hosts Abilene Christian for a three-game slate this weekend. McNeese (9-4) also picked up a pair of wins over Valparaiso on Friday and Sunday but dropped their first contest against Southern Miss on Saturday. The Cowboys host in-state foe ULM for a three-game series beginning with a 6 p.m. CT first pitch on Friday. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese first baseman Jake Dickerson is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Northwestern State ace Logan Hofmann earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday.last_img

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