Ripon, WI -- Battery-mates Alex Norman, a senior left-handed pitcher from Elburn, Illinois (Kaneland), a Emory Nelms, a senior catcher from Carbondale, Illinois, have been named the Midwest Conference Pitcher and Player of the Week for the week ending April 8. The Conference Office announced the honors on Monday afternoon.
Norman lowered his season ERA to 1.76 with a complete-game 3-1 win over Carroll in the MWC opener for both teams on Friday in Beloit. He scattered nine hits while striking out ten and walking none. In his last two games he has pitched 16 innings, giving up 15 hits while striking out 17 and walking none. His ERA over the last two starts is 1.13. For the season he is 4-2 with 33 strikeouts and five walks in 46 innings pitched.
In six games last week Nelms hit .600 (9-15) with 6 runs scored, 9 RBIs, and seven walks, posting a 1.492 OPS. In Saturday’s doubleheader split at Carroll he was 5-5 with 2 runs, 2 doubles, and 6 RBIs while walking 3 times. For the season Nelms is hitting .355 with 12 runs, 4 doubles and 15 RBIs. His .468 on-base percentage is second-best on the team.
The Buccaneers host Rockford College at Pohlman Field on Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. before returning to MWC action this weekend in a four-game series with St. Norbert College. Beloit travels to De Pere on Saturday for two games before hosting the Green Knights on Sunday in a doubleheader. Action both days begins at 1:00 p.m.