Team Ontario Alumni Report: Week 11
We've said for the past few weeks that the college baseball postseason was right around the corner and we finally have several players rolling through their conference tournaments. Kyle Perrett's Northwestern Ohio Racers are just one victory away from winning the WHAC Tournament and the reliever also received All-Conference honours this past week.
Beyond Perrett, we had both of the Nixon brothers leave the yard this week while Noah Murciano had his first four-hit game of his college career.
Here are this week's leaders across the organization:
shane nixon, sophomore, university of central oklahoma (NCAA)
23-for-79 (.291), 5 HR, 5 2B, 20 RBI, 16 R, 8 BB, 3 SB, HBP
Shane was driving the ball all week long as he picked up two doubles and a home run across four games. The infielder from Markham picked up a hit in each of the Bronchos four games and went 7-for-17 with three extra-base hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Shane will now look ahead to a three-game postseason series next weekend against Missouri Southern which would send them to the MIAA's Final Four tournament the following weekend.
DREW NIXON, JUNIOR, VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY (NAIA)
42-for-154 (.273), 4 HR, 3B, 14 2B, 21 R, 29 RBI, 16 BB, HBP
Nixon finished his year strong picking up four hits and two walks over three games in the NSAA Conference Tournament and he also picked up a home run and a walk during a mid-week fixture. Throughout the entire week Nixon went 5-for-17 with two walks, four runs scored and an RBI.
NOAH MURCIANO, FRESHMAN, SUSSEX COUNTY CC (NJCAA)
18-for-51 (.353), .421 OBP, 2B, 7 R, 9 RBI, 6 BB
Murciano put together what was likely his best offensive week in college, thanks to a four-hit game in the Bronx last Monday. The former Team Ontario catcher went 4-for-5 on the day and picked up another hit the following afternoon. Murciano had a base knock in all three games he appeared in this past week, going 6-for-13 with two RBI's, a run scored and caught one runner stealing. Murciano has really taken a step forward this year at Sussex County and has impressed with his bat to ball skills.
KYLE PERRETT, JUNIOR, NORTHWESTERN OHIO (NAIA)
18 appearances... 1-0, 17.2 IP, 3.06 ERA, 22 K, 9 BB
It was another good week for Kyle Perrett, both personally and team wise. Perrett received First-Team WHAC All-Conference honours as a relief pitcher and now just a few days later, the Racers are just one game away from winning the WHAC. The former Team Ontario right-hander pitched 2.1 innings in the tournament opener and allowed just one baserunner via hit-by-pitch and picked up two strikeouts. Northwestern Ohio plays Madonna University on Tuesday where they will have to win just one of two games to secure the WHAC title.
Riley mcerlean, sophomore, the college of wooster (NCAA)
McErlean appeared in two games over the weekend for the College of Wooster and went 1-for-4 in a doubleheader against Wittenburg University. After splitting the weekend series, Wooster is now 22-9 on the season and 9-3 in conference play.