Team Ontario Alumni Report: Week Four
Team Ontario saw several alumni put together some good weekends at the dish on the collegiate level and also saw several other alumni finally get their 2021 campaign underway. A pair of Team O graduates who have now moved onto Niagara University, Alexander Mackinnon and Matthew Panzica, got things underway with a three game-set against Rider University and Mackinnon saw 1.1 innings on the mound in the series finale.
At the dish we saw five alumni pick up multiple hits this past weekend and a pair of them went deep as well with Drew Nixon hitting his second of the year and Jordan Babcock hitting his third.
Here's this weekend's top performers:
DAVID MCCABE, FRESHMAN, UNC AT CHARLOTTE (NCAA DI)
20-for-64 (.313), 16 R, 18 RBI, 8 HR, 4 2B, 5 BB, 1/1 SB
This past weekend was McCabe's first series of the year where he didn't leave the yard but he still put together a quality three games against Rhode Island. The second year freshman went 4-for-10 with a double, two runs scored, an RBI, a sac fly and a walk. The 49ers big up two of three wins this weekend and have improved to 10-8 on the season.
DREW NIXON, JUNIOR, VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY (NAIA)
14-for-59 (.237), 6 R, 9 RBI, 2 HR, 5 2B, 7 BB, 1 SB
Nixon put together a good week at the dish for Valley City State, going 2-for-6 with a bomb, a double, two runs scored, three RBI and a walk. Nixon has been a mainstay in the Vikings lineup this year and continued to flash his power over the past week, something we've seen a lot from him early in 2021.
PARKER WALKER, JUNIOR, MIDWAY UNIVERSITY (NAIA)
7-for-19 (.368), .409 OBP, 4 RBI, 2 BB
Walker picked up a pair of hits on Sunday going 2-for-5 with an RBI in a loss against Brescia University. Midway dropped two of three over the weekend and their conference record now stands at 6-2. Walker continues to swing the bat well in 2021 and is looking to assert himself as a regular in the Eagles lineup.
Graeham luttor, junior, midway university (NAIA)
12-for-55 (.218), .361 OBP, 1 3B, 3 2B, 10 R, 8 RBI, 6 BB, 8 HBP
Luttor picked up three hits weekend for the Eagles, highlighted by a 2-for-3 performance in game two on Sunday with a double and two HBP. Luttor reached base a total of six times over the weekend as he looks to bring himself back into his 2020 form where he was crushing baseballs until the COVID-19 shutdown.
Jordan babcock, sophomore, judson university (NAIA)
9-for-39 (.231), 3 HR, 8 R, 9 RBI, 4 BB, 2 HBP
Babcock was flexing his muscle all weekend as he blasted two home runs as Judson swept Trinity International University. Ultimately Babcock went 4-for-10 with two home runs, four runs scored, four RBI and two HBP. His weekend was highlighted by a three-hit performance in the first of two on Saturday. The Eagles have now rung of five straight victories.