Stephens, Blum Collect Weekly Baseball Awards
Stephens (Rosemont, Ill.) helped the 22nd-ranked (ABCA Poll) Cougars (9-2) to a 2-1 mark over the weekend at the Rose-Hulman Invitational Tournament. The senior designated hitter had multiple hits in each of the three games for a .667 batting average. His eight hits knocked in three runs and he did not strike out nor hit into any double plays in the tournament.
Blum (Marion, Wis.) retired 12-straight batters from the third inning on and recorded his first win of the season over Wesleyan last Friday. The senior right-hander went 6.1 innings, allowing just one run on five hits, while striking out five and walking one in his only appearance of the week for the Sabres (3-5).
Other Position Nominations: Adam Martz, Concordia Wisconsin; Ryan O'Dell, Edgewood; Charlie Sparrow, Lakeland; Jace Unrein, Marian; Doug Martin, Wisconsin Lutheran;
Other Pitching Nominations: Mark Belcastro, Benedictine; Brenden Schulz, Concordia Chicago; Joe Gura, Edgewood; Derek Loomans, Lakeland; Lucas Yogerst, MSOE;