Solid week earns Moore AMC Baseball Player of the Week

Solid week earns Moore AMC Baseball Player of the Week

Mon, Feb. 20, 2017 - [Baseball]

Courtesy of American Midwest Conference

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The American Midwest Conference (AMC) has announced its baseball Player of the Week awards for the week ending February 19, 2017, and the awards have gone to players from Freed-Hardeman University and Central Baptist College. Darcy Moore of Freed-Hardeman was named the AMC’s Player of the Week, while Ben Madison of Central Baptist College earned the nod as the AMC’s Pitcher of the Week.

Moore, a 6-1 junior right fielder from Sharon, Ontario, helped the Lions to a 4-1 week, including a weekend sweep of four games against Roosevelt University and Central Methodist University. Moore hit .444 (8-for-18) during the week, notching at least one hit in four of the Lions’ five games.

He had a pair of 3-hit games on the week, a 3-for-4 effort with two homers and three RBIs in a 9-4 win over Central Methodist, and the second a 3-for-4 game against Roosevelt with a homer, two RBIs and the game-winning base hit. He scored four runs in the five games, belted a pair of doubles, drew a walk, and slugged 1.056 for the week as well.

Madison, a 6-3 sophomore right hander from Benton, Ark., helped the Mustangs get a win in Pulaski, Tennessee by taking matters into his own hands and firing the second no-hitter in head coach Aaron Brister’s tenure as the baseball coach in Conway. Madison faced only four over the minimum in the game, walking two, hitting a batter, and striking out 16 – the highest single-game strikeout total in the NAIA so far this season. So far in 2017, Madison is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA.

Other Notable Performances:

Weston Jacobs – Park

Jacobs opened the season with a 6-game hitting streak through Texas, as the Pirates got off to a 5-1 start. James homered once, walked twice, stole two bases in three tries, scored three runs, and drove in six as well, while hitting .500 (9-for-18), and slugging .667.

Andrew Warner – Columbia

Warner posted a .500 weekend (6-for-12) at the plate for the Cougars who went 2-2 in four games against four Heart of America Athletic Conference teams at Grand View University over the Weekend. He homered, doubled, and drew three walks in six trips to the dish against the host Vikings, driving in a run, scoring two more, and stealing a base He scored twice, walked, and stole a bag in a win over William Penn University, and he doubled and knocked in two runs against Graceland University to wrap up the weekend.

Leobardo Saldivar – Harris-Stowe

Saldivar had a huge double-header in Jackson, Tennessee on the weekend. He ripped six hits in eight at-bats, including two doubles and three homers, he drove in five runs, walked three times, and scored seven runs as the Hornets pounded the Lane College Dragons twice.

Nash Nichols – Central Baptist

Went 8-for-18 (.444) as the Mustangs split six games over the course of the week. He doubled twice, walked, stole four bases in four attempts, scored three times, and drove in four runs in the six games as well.

Justin Eubanks – Park

Eubanks scattered six hits and two walks in a seven inning complete game shutout of Dallas Christian in his first start of 2017. He had one strikeout in the game as well.

Cody Bergkamp – Lindenwood-Belleville

Bergkamp tossed six scoreless innings for the Lynx as they picked up a 4-0 win over the #22 Indiana University-Southeast Grenadiers. He allowed three hits and four walks in the game, striking out two.

The American Midwest Conference is a 13-school NAIA Division I conference with schools in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee.  It was chartered in 1986 as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference becoming the American Midwest Conference in 1994.  The Conference sponsors 16 championships, eight each for men and women - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's outdoor track & field, women's volleyball and men's wrestling.