The Westminster baseball and softball teams swept the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Pitcher and Hitter of the Week awards for the week of March 2-8.
For the baseball side, sophomore Connor Hager was selected as this week's SLIAC/Diamond Sports Hitter of the Week and junior Will Miller was named the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week.
For the softball side, freshman Kim Morrison was selected as the SLIAC Hitter of the Week and sophomore Alyson earned SLIAC Pitcher of the Week honors.
Connor Hager, a sophomore infielder from Jefferson City, Mo., helped his team open the season with a sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan. Hager went 5-for-6 in the double header, driving in five runs. In game one, Hager was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in as the Blue Jays took the game 9-3. He then went 3-for-4 in the nightcap with a two run home run and three runs batted in. Hager finished the weekend with five hits and five runs scored in two games, hitting .833 with a 1.667 slugging percentage.
Will Miller, a junior from Oakville, Mo., recorded a win in his only outing last week with the 15-2 seven inning win over Nebraska Wesleyan. Miller pitched a complete game, going five innings and allowing just two runs on six hits with four strikeouts.
The baseball team returns to the field on Saturday to start conference and division play with a home doubleheader versus Eureka College.
Kim Morrison, a freshman infielder from Buffalo, Mo., made her collegiate debut as the Blue Jays played in five games over the past two weeks. Morrison picked up four hits including three doubles during game action, adding one run scored and one stolen base. On the week, she finished with a .364 batting average and a .636 slugging percentage while getting on base at a .417 clip. Her top performance was a 2-for-3 game against Briar Cliff in which she added a run scored.
Alyson Hahn, a sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., made three starts for the Blue Jays over the past two weeks. Hahn allowed just 15 hits over 17.2 innings pitched while recording 14 strikeouts. Hahn's top outing came against William Woods on Sunday, in which she suffered a 2-0 loss, but held opposing hitters to just two hits over six innings while recording seven strikeouts. She finished the week with a 3.17 earned-run average and threw two complete games.
The softball team returns to the field on Wednesday with a home doubleheader versus NAIA Stephens College at 5:00 p.m.