Baseball Weekly Awards Announced For April 2-8

Garrett Willems (l), Ryan Miller (r)
Garrett Willems (l), Ryan Miller (r)

MSOE's Garrett Willems and Benedictine University's Ryan Miller have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of April 2-8, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Willems (DePere, Wis.) had a hit in all four games last week with two home runs. The senior infielder drove in six runs over the final two innings against Dominican University to lead the Raiders to a comeback win from 5-2 down. He capped the comeback with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning. Willems also homered in a win at Rockford University Sunday.

Miller (Eldridge, Iowa) twirled six shutout innings in a 2-0 win over Wisconsin Lutheran College Monday, walking two and striking out four. The sophomore right-hander has not allowed a run in last 15 innings of work.

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Other position player nominations: Jonathan Hodo, Benedictine; Nick Cheaney, Edgewood; Brannigan Hart, Wisconsin Lutheran;

Other pitching nominations: Andrew Gibbons, Concordia Wisconsin; Adam Eck, Edgewood; Michael Boehmer, MSOE; Christian Dahlstrom, Rockford; Brock Vredeveld, Wisconsin Lutheran.