Ortiz, Nicholson Earn Weekly Awards
Ortiz (Chicago, Ill.) helped the Eagles (23-14, 15-5 NAC) to four victories last week. The senior infielder posted three multiple-hit games as he led the team in hitting with a .529 average (9-for-17). Ortiz was walked four times and had a pair of RBIs and one extra-base hit.
Nicholson (Stillman Valley, Ill.) threw a complete-game shutout in a 4-0 victory over Edgewood on Saturday. He scattered nine hits and a walk in his nine innings pitched as he struck out seven for the Regents (22-14, 17-3 NAC) in his only appearance of the week.
Other Position Nominations: Mike Foley, Aurora; Anthony Even, Concordia Chicago; Jon Basinski, Dominican; Mike Selvaggi, Edgewood; Jimmy Dercks, Rockford; Brett Youngbeck, Wisconsin Lutheran;
Other Pitching Nominations: Drew Gay, Aurora; Nick Diessner, Benedictine; Ryan Thorsen, Concordia Chicago; Mitch McCaffery, Dominican; Sam Matthies, MSOE; Steve Gustafson, Wisconsin Lutheran;