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Published On: April 10th, 2018


Webb rides a six-game hit streak.

(Rochester Minn.) – Hard to believe that the Northwoods League season opener is seven weeks away and there is still snow on the ground. But nevertheless the season is right around the corner. Here is how some future Honkers performed in the past week.

Michael Michalak (INF) – Illinois (19-8)
Michael Michalak hit .500 as he started all three games for the Fighting Illini against Maryland. To go along with a double and a stolen base, the Rochester product drove in three runs and came around to score three times. Illinois took two out of three games from Maryland. Michalak has started 14 games and has swung the bat well hitting .319 and driving in seven runs. Illinois continues play today hosting Illinois State.

Hunter Spencer (LHP) – Bellarmine (24-10)
Hunter Spencer threw his second complete game of the year en route to a 5-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He gave up just one run on five hits and struck out six. Spencer improved his record to 4-1. He has a 3.57 ERA over 45 1/3 innings pitched and struck out 39 compared to six walks. Bellarmine plays a doubleheader today at Kentucky Wesleyan.

Ryan Casper (OF) – Point Loma Nazarene (23-14)
Ryan Casper was a tough out as Point Loma swept Holy Names in four games. Casper hit .571, scored a run, had two RBIs and had a career high three hits in the last game of the series. He is now hitting .286, has five RBIs and three doubles. Point Loma hosts Academy of Art for a four-game series beginning Thursday.

Darin Kilfoyl (RHP) – Saint Johns River State (29-12)
 Darin Kilfoyl threw six scoreless innings to get his third win against Thomas University. He allowed just three hits and struck out eight. It was his second straight start without giving up a run. Kilfoyl has thrown 34 1/3 innings, has struck out 25 while posting a 3.15 ERA. Saint Johns River State continues play today at Pasco-Hernando State College.

Pete’s Pick of The Week

Nathan Webb (INF) – UC Riverside (13-13)
Nathan Webb started all three games for the Highlanders against California State Northridge. He swung a hot bat hitting .545 and showing off some power with two doubles and driving his first collegiate home run. The freshman is riding a six-game hitting streak and batting .284 with 11 doubles and seven RBIs. UC Riverside hosts San Diego tonight at 6 p.m.