MAC Pepsi Player of the Week
Jess Bechard, Kent (Sr., 2B)
Brantford, Ontario (Massillon)
Kent second baseman Jess Bechard is the MAC's Pepsi Player of the Week
for the second week of the 2000 season. Bechard helped the Golden
Flashes to three wins last week in South Carolina, hitting .632
(12-of-19) with seven RBIs, seven runs scored and a 1.053 slugging
percentage. Six of Bechard's hits went for extra bases, including five
doubles and one home run. He had four multi-hit games, two multi-run
games and two multi-RBI contests. Bechard also became Kent's all-time
hits leader with a home run against Michigan and is within two doubles
of becoming the school's career leader as well as the conference's
all-time doubles producer.
Corey Loomis, Bowling Green -- Hit .500 (7-for-14) last week for the
Falcons, who finished third at Fresno State's Pepsi/Johnny Quik
Classic. Loomis also drove in four runs and had a pair of multi-hit
Jake Sanborn, Central Michigan -- Batted .464 (13-for-28) in seven
contests for the Chippewas. Sanborn stole four bases, drove in five
runs and scored six times.
Jason Brooks, Marshall -- Hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs, in
addition to batting .421 (8-for-19) in five contests.
John Vanden Berg, Northern Illinois -- In two games against St. Xavier
and Penn, went 4-for-7 with two runs batted in and two stolen bases.
Jeff Rook, Ohio -- Batted .500 (8-for-16) in four games for the
Bobcats. Had five of his hits -- three of them doubles -- against
MAC Pepsi Pitcher of the Week
Mike Fawcett, Central Michigan (Sr., RHP)
Marquette, Mich. (Marquette)
Central Michigan senior Mike Fawcett is this week's Pepsi MAC Pitcher of
the Week. Fawcett appeared in two games for Central Michigan, going 1-0
with a save and a 1.50 ERA. The senior pitched a nine-inning complete
game versus South Alabama, striking out seven and allowing two runs on
six hits. Fawcett then hurled three innings of scoreless relief in the
Chippewas' win over Iowa to register a save, fanning three and walking
one. For the week, Fawcett struck out 10, walked one and allowed eight
hits in 12 innings of work.
Sean Wardle, Akron -- Pitched a seven-inning complete game against
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, fanning 11 batters and walking none.
Adam Sheefel, Ball State -- Hurled eight innings and allowed only two
hits and no runs in a win over LaSalle.
Tony Fontana, Bowling Green -- Went 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA in two
appearances last week.
John VanBenschoten, Kent -- Picked up a win against Navy, going five
innings and striking out four while allowing only two hits.
Mickey Plymate, Marshall -- In his first collegiate start against
Fairfield he picked up a win and struck out four and walked three in
eight innings of work.
Dan Badgley, Northern Illinois -- Registered his first victory as a
Huskie, going seven innings and allowing nine hits while striking out 10
and walking three.