BLOOMINGTON- The NJCAA Baseball Players and Pitchers of the week were announced Wednesday by the NJCAA National Office for all games played during Week 13 of the season- April 17-23.
In Week 13, Stoewer (Bloomington, IL., Normal Community) hit .688 with 15 RBI while clubbing 4 doubles and a homer to help the Cavaliers go 6-0 on the week.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Illinois Wesleyan University senior catcher Pat Mollo was named Division III National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Hitter of the Week for the period of April 3-9.
Earlier this week, Mollo (Naperville, Ill., Naperville North HS) was named College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin “Player of the Week” and was chosen to the D3baseball.com national Division III “Team of the Week.”
Mollo batted .688 (11-for-16) with 11 runs, two doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI and a 1.750 slugging percentage for the 4-0 Titans last week and tied a school game record with three home runs in a 16-0 win over Carroll on April 9.
Against Carroll on April 9, he went 4-for-4 with four runs and four RBI. He was 3-for-5 with three runs, four RBI, one double and one home run in a 30-8 win over the Pioneers in game one of a doubleheader on April 8. In game two, he was 3-for-4 with three runs, five RBI, one home run and two walks in leading the Titans to a 23-12 win. On April 4, he helped lead Illinois Wesleyan to a 13-1 win over Millikin by going 1-for-3 with one run, two RBI, one double and one walk.
Bobcats close the season with a 19-22 record after two straight playoff loses to the Hounds.
Feelings around the field were nostalgic for the team as the season came to a bittersweet end. Being the first year since 2002, it was a special one for general manager, Mike Brown.
“Getting the Bobcats rolling again back into the MCL and to bring collegiate baseball back to Bloomington has been fun” Said Brown. “The kids made gelled together like a team and I am glad I could bring them together.”
Players head back to school in the fall, the Bobcat webpage will stay updated with statuses of players and their progress.
Leading the team in averages this year were Grant Anderson (.305) and Kurtis Minton (.295).
Just announced recently, pitcher Mitch Weis was named Pitcher of the Year in the Midwest Collegiate League, the first Bobcat ever to do so.
The Cats held home to six MCL All-Star’s this year. Garrett Shea, Pat Mollo, Mitch Weis, Cody Rogers, Grant Anderson and Kody Silverthorn all received the mid-summer honor.
Bobcats baseball is back, and until next season, go Cats!
Over and out.