GREAT AMERICAN CONFERENCE NEWS RELEASE
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Great American Conference announced the league’s ninth weekly honors for the 2019 baseball season. Arkansas-Monticello’s David Reyna garnered the Player of the Week accolade while Arkansas Tech’s Drake Norton earned the Pitcher of the Week award.
GAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK – David Reyna, Arkansas-Monticello, RF, Jr., Santa Fe, Texas
Reyna spearheaded the UAM offense as he hit .778 against Southern Nazarene to help the Weevils extend their win streak to 14. He torched Crimson Storm pitching for three multi-hit games to raise his average to .393. On Sunday, he went 5-for-6 with two RBI and two runs scored. In Monday’s finale, he hit his first home run of the season and added his ninth stolen base.
GAC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK – Drake Norton, Arkansas Tech, LHP, Jr., Yukon, Oklahoma
Norton won his third-straight start as he shut down Henderson State in a mid-week contest. He limited the Reddies to only three hits and he allowed only six base runners in his 8.0 innings of work. He matched the season high for strikeouts by a Wonder Boy starter this year as he fanned 10. In four starts this season, he owns a 1.50 ERA.
Justin Bundy, OF, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Homered twice and drove in five runs); Caleb Carr, LF/DH, Henderson State (Went 7-for-16 with a stolen base); Cooper King, 3B, Southern Arkansas (Doubled four times and posted a .533 on-base percentage); Josh Lincoln, IF, East Central (Hit .529 with a home run and three stolen bases); Kannon McCune, INF, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Hit .700 as SWOSU swept Arkansas Tech); Bo Sutton, OF, Ouachita (Collected nine hits and drove in four runs)
Hunter Brantley, LHP, Southern Arkansas (Limited Oklahoma Baptist to one run and four hits in 6.2 IP; struck out eight); Noah Fowler, RHP, Ouachita (In two appearances, threw 6.2 IP of scoreless ball; allowed only three hits); Matt Goertzen, RHP, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Struck out seven in 7.0 scoreless IP vs Harding); Tyler Tuck, LHP, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Tossed a five-hit shutout vs Arkansas Tech)