Mackey, Kluss Tabbed For Weekly Baseball Awards
Mackey (Rosemont, Ill.) batted .474 with nine hits and six RBIs on the week for the Spartans (13-4, 3-1 NAC). In the doubleheader split at Benedictine, he was 5-for-10 with two doubles, a triple and a home run with three runs scored and one run batted in. In game one of the doubleheader, he was a single shy of hitting for the cycle. In AU's doubleheader sweep of MSOE, the senior infielder was 4-for-9 with a triple and five RBIs. Defensively he did not have an error in seven chances at third base.
Kluss (Niles, Ill.) threw a complete-game one-hitter in Saturday's game-two victory over Benedictine. The sophomore right-hander retired the first 17 batters before he issued a walk on a 3-2 pitch. The only hit allowed was a leadoff double in the eighth inning. Kluss struck out a career-high nine batters for the Cougars (14-5, 2-2 NAC).
Other Position Nominations: Nick Skala, Concordia Chicago; David Enters, Concordia Wisconsin; Chris Kemp, Dominican; Jake Zadra, Edgewood; Joel Borchardt, Maranatha; Anthony Porcaro, Marian; Tyler Schoen, Wisconsin Lutheran;
Other Pitching Nominations: Eric Palmer, Aurora; Andrew Mueller, Concordia Wisconsin; Mitch McCaffery, Dominican; Miles Mayer, Edgewood; Derek Loomans, Lakeland; Brandon Winfield, Marian; Daryn Streed, Rockford; Alex Raver, Wisconsin Lutheran;