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Seward’s Elijah Bear KJCCC and NJCAA Player of the Week

Brock Kappelmann - April 5, 2023 12:32 pm

KJCCC West Player of the Week: Elijah Bear – Seward County Community College
Seward County baseball is on an 8-game win streak, and this is in large part due to the play of Elijah Bear. Over the past week the Saints played 5 games where Elijah was able to hit a homerun in all but one of the matchups. On the road at Lamar Elijah was able to go 3-4 with 3 runs scored, 1 HR and had 5 RBIs. To start the series at Garden City on Thursday Elijah went 6-10, scored 8 runs and had one double, two homeruns and drove in 8 runs on the day. The last two games of the Garden City series saw Elijah go 8-10 with 3 doubles, 1 HR and 7 runs driven in. In total Elijah Bear batted .708% for the week going 17-24 with 4 HR, 5 2B, 17 runs scored and 20 RBIs. The most impressive part of the week for Elijah is that he did not strikeout all week and had an on-base-percentage of .750 while his OPS sat at 2.167% with his slugging pct. at 1.417%.

KJCCC West Pitcher of the Week: Ashton Jenkins – Dodge City Community College
Dodge City baseball earned the series win over Colby taking three of four games and game one featured a lot of offense between the two teams but the pitching of Ashton Jenkins helped the Conquistadors secure the win. Jenkins entered game one in relief and tossed the final four innings of the game and did not surrender a run giving up just one hit. He faced only 13 batters and retired the final 12 he faced to earn the win. On the season Jenkins is 2-3 in eight relief appearances tossing 10.1 innings with 12 strikeouts.

Other Player of the Week Nominations
Ricardo Sanchez – Barton Community College
Donnie Rhyne – Dodge City Community College
Colin Cymbalista – Hutchinson Community College

Other Pitcher of the Week Nominations
Michael Uhler – Hutchinson Community College


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