NWC Baseball Position - Mar. 13-19, 2017

NWC Baseball Position - Mar. 13-19, 2017

Baseball Position Student-Athlete of the Week – Mar. 13-19, 2017

 

MATTHEW NELSON, Whitworth

Senior, Utility, Spokane, Wash. / Mead HS

 

Nelson led the Pirates in hits, home runs and RBIs as Whitworth split a four-game series with first-place Pacific Lutheran. He batted .571 (8-14) with a double, two home runs, four runs scored and seven RBIs.  He slugged 1.071, and drew five walks to boost his on base percentage to .684.  He went 3-3 with a homer and three RBIs in a 10-3 second-game loss on Saturday.  On Sunday, he was 1-3 with an RBI in a 5-4 game one win, and 4-5 with a double, homer, two runs and three RBIs in a 17-5 series-ending win. He leads the NWC in home runs with seven and is tied for the league lead with 28 RBIs.

 

Honorable Mention:

Landon Packard, Pacific Lutheran (Sr, 2B, Puyallup, Wash.)

Eric Del Prado, Willamette (Jr, 1B, El Segundo, Calif.)

Scott Hilpert, Linfield (Sr, OF, Spokane Valley, Wash.)

Joseph Zimmer, Whitman (Jr, IF, Billings, Mont.)

Kurtis Kloke, Pacific (Sr, OF, San Bernardino, Calif.)

Sean Shepherd, Lewis & Clark (Jr, OF, San Rafael, Calif.)

 

Previous Honorees:

Kyle Paguio, Wil (2/6); Jacob Bockelie, PL (2/13); Tommy Massari, L&C (2/20); Scott Hilpert, Lin (2/27); Ben Andrews, Lin (3/6); Kory VanderStaay, PL (3/13)