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MSSU sweeps MIAA/AstroTurf Baseball Athletes of the Week

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Missouri Southern swept the MIAA/AstroTurf Baseball Athlete of the Week awards as Chris Hoffman was the hitter and Cody Hutchinson was the pitcher.

MIAA/AstroTurf Hitter of the Week
Chris Hoffman, OF, Missouri Southern


Hoffman had a huge week for the Lions as he helped Southern to a 4-1 record on the week. In the double-header against Washburn on Thursday, Hoffman went 6-8, with six hits, six runs scored, three home runs, a double and six RBI's. He followed that up with a 2-3 performance against Washburn on Friday, with an RBI and two runs scored. He finished the week with a hit and an RBI. For the week, Hoffman went 10-18, driving in 10, scoring 8 runs, while adding a double and three home runs.  The 6-1 outfielder is a native of Lake Villa, Ill. and previously competed at College of Lake County.

Others nominated: Ryan Degner, Missouri Western; Steven Garber, Northwest Missouri; Justin Harris, Emporia State; Tyler Hatcher, Central Oklahoma; Trevor Jones, Central Missouri; Brent Kirsch, Nebraska-Kearney; Andrew Kreiling, Pittsburg State; Drew Quinones, Lindenwood; Andre Vieyra, Fort Hays State.

MIAA/AstroTurf Pitcher of the Week

Cody Hutchinson, P, Missouri Southern

Hutchinson had a gem of a game this week as he threw a complete game win against Washburn. He limited the Washburn hitters to just six hits and one earned run, striking out six and walking one. With the exception of a lone home run surrendered, only two batters reached second base and no other batter reached third. The 6-1 junior pitcher is a native of Owasso, Okla. where he competed at Owasso High School prior to playing two seasons at Neosho County Community College.

Others nominated: Andrew Davis, Central Oklahoma; Justin Hersch, Fort Hays State; Tyler House, Central Missouri; Nikko Pablo, Northwest Missouri; Michael Proiette, Southwest Baptist; Aaron Smith, Nebraska-Kearney; Dylan Terrell, Lindenwood.  

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