Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week - Week 3
COLE MCKENZIE • YAKIMA VALLEY
SOPHOMORE • CENTER FIELDER
Cole Mckenzie, Billings HS / Billings, MT., went 7 for 11 at the plate with 3 doubles, a triple, a homer, 7 RBIs, 7 walks and 10 runs to lead the 2nd-ranked Yaks to a four game sweep of Treasure Valley and Wenatchee Valley.
“Cole had a big week for us in all phases of the game, Cole is the reigning NWAC East MVP and does a great job setting the tone batting leadoff for us! Any time you can have that kind of production from the leadoff spot it is going to be a good week for the team!”
NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - APRIL 11
Brock Townsend, Churchill HS / Eugene, OR., pitched only 2 batters over the minimum (29) allowing 3 hits, 0 walks and striking out 5. Townsend was able to go all 9 innings on a grand total of 90 pitches. Townsend's 1.64 ERA is 12th best in the conference.
"Brock was extremely efficient against Chemeketa on Friday," said Roadrunner head coach Ryan Gibson. "To throw 9 complete without walking any and doing so with 90 pitches shows how consistent of a strike thrower he is. In a weekend where our staff had multiple quality outings, Brock's stood out!
NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding an personalized engraved bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week during the month of April. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.