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Summit Weekly Notebook Vol 9


• Western Illinois is the first team to sweep Oral Roberts in a Summit League series since the Golden Eagles (1999-2012; 2015-present).

• WIU right hander Javin Drake earned his second Pitcher of the Week honor of the season, because of three earned runs in eight innings of work in a game-two in the victory over ORU. He fanned seven Golden Eagles to bring his  total up to 61 on the campaign.

• Drue Galassi made the Leathernecks the first team to sweep the weekly honors this season after he homered three victories over Oral Roberts. He now shares the league-lead in homers (7) and RBI (26).

• Galassi shares the lead in those two categories with Oral Roberts' Spencer Henson. They both had a pair of home runs last week. Henson also equaled his season-high with four hits in the finale vs. WIU.

• Omaha had a big rally to earn a 12-10 victory in game one of its series with South Dakota State and would go on to sweep the Jackrabbits to remain 12-0 in league play. The Mavericks are one of two teams in that Division that are unbeaten in conference action (Xavier, 3-0 in Big East) entering play this weekend.

• Omaha's Parker Smejkal leads the league in batting in overall games (.393) and league games (.531). Smejkal has hit safely in his last five. He homered in a mid-week game at Kansas State and has three dingers in his last four games.

• The Mavericks' lead in the league standings is five games over second-place SDSU (7-5), but the Jackrabbits are in a pack of four teams separated by only two games. Omaha is on the road at Oral Roberts this weekend.

• North Dakota State moved into that group thanks to a three-game sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne last weekend. The Bison (5-7) have gotten nice offensive production from Charley Hesse, who is batting .485 in Summit games. He carries an eight-game hitting streak into the weekend series against South Dakota State, which has been moved to Omaha. Hesse went 9-for-13 with five RBI against the Mastodons.

• Purdue Fort Wayne reliever fanned nine in four innings of relief work against the Bison in the series finale. The Mastodons have a three-game set at Western Illinois this weekend.



Friday, April 12

Purdue Fort Wayne at Western Illinois

Omaha at Oral Roberts

North Dakota State at South Dakota State


Saturday, April 13

Purdue Fort Wayne at Western Illinois

Omaha at Oral Roberts

North Dakota State at South Dakota State

North Dakota State at South Dakota State


Sunday, April 14

Purdue Fort Wayne at Western Illinois

Omaha at Oral Roberts


Tuesday, April 16

Valley City State at North Dakota State

South Dakota State at Minnesota

Western Illinois at SIUE

Oklahoma at Oral Roberts


Wednesday, April 17

Toledo at Purdue Fort Wayne

Nebraska at Omaha



Friday, April 5

Western Illinois 8, Oral Roberts 5

Omaha 12, South Dakota State 10

North Dakota State 17, Purdue Fort Wayne 8

North Dakota State 5, Purdue Fort Wayne 4 (11)


Saturday, April 6

Western Illinois 7, Oral Roberts 3

Omaha 9, South Dakota State 4

Omaha 11, South Dakota State 7

North Dakota State 7, Purdue Fort Wayne 0


Sunday, April 7

Western Illinois 11, Oral Roberts 7


Tuesday, April 9

Dakota Wesleyan at South Dakota State (ppd)

Bradley 4, Western Illinois 1

Minnesota 4, North Dakota State 3

(10) Arkansas 15, Oral Roberts 8

Wednesday, April 10

Bowling Green 10, Purdue Fort Wayne 4

Kansas State 7, Omaha 2

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