Kansas Wesleyan’s Austin Cross has been named as the KCAC Baseball Player of the Week for his efforts during the last week for the Coyotes. Cross was selected by a vote of the conference sports information directors.
Cross had quite a week for the Coyotes. He started off with a strong performance against Hastings, hitting two homers, a 3-run shot and a grand slam, driving in seven runs as KWU won over the Broncos. He then didn’t slow down a bit in a doubleheader with Avila. He went 3-for-5 in the first game, driving in four more runs in KWU’s 8-3 win, then was 2-of-4 in KWU’s 5-4 win, driving in another run. For the week he hit .500 with seven hits, and drove in 12 runs, with a 1.071 slugging percentage. He also had a stolen base.
Cross helped the Coyotes improve to 14-15 overall and 8-10 in the KCAC after Sunday’s games with Avila.
Wesleyan capped its series with the Avila Eagles on Monday, winning 13-3 in seven innings, improving to 15-15 overall and 9-10 in the KCAC.
The Coyotes play at Concordia (Neb.) on Wednesday, before hosting Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday and Saturday.