ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts second baseman Matt Brandy was named The Summit League Baseball Player of the Week for his performance April 27-May 3.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Brandy, Oral Roberts
Sr. // IF
Tampa, Fla. // St. Petersburg College
Brandy received his first Player of the Week award after leading Oral Roberts to a three-game sweep of Omaha that solidified his team's hold on first-place. In the series finale, Brandy homered and doubled as part of a five-RBI performance that also included three runs scored. It was his second-consecutive game with a home run after belting a solo shot and driving in a pair of runs the previous day. Brandy had an RBI double in the first game of the series. For the week, he led the Golden Eagles with eight RBI, five runs scored and two home runs while collecting 12 total bases for a .923 slugging percentage in three games.
Also nominated: Greg Kaiser, Fort Wayne; Jon Hechtner, North Dakota State; Luke Ringhofer, South Dakota State.
Previous honorees: Feb. 16 – Shane Trevino, IPFW; Feb. 23 – Brandon Soat, IPFW/Anthony Sequeira, ORU; March 2 – Reid Clary, SDSU; March 9 – Zach Coppola, SDSU; March 16 – Cole Gruber, UNO; March 23 – Alex Mortensen, UNO/Chris Tschida, WIU; March 30 – Anthony Sequeira, ORU; April 6 – Derrian James, ORU/Colton Pogue, WIU; April 13 – Derrian James, ORU; April 20 – Reid Clary, SDSU; April 27 – Kendall Whiteman, IPFW.
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 65 All-Americans, 60 Academic All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow on Twitter @thesummitleague, download The Summit League's Front Row app, and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.