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Ohio Valley Conference Players of the Week

EIU's Brett Nommensen

OVC Players of the Week

Brett Nommensen, OF • Sr., 5-10, 190 • Fox Grove, Ill. • Eastern Illinois
Nommensen earned his second OVC Player of the Week honor of the season after hitting .769 (10-of-13) with seven runs scored, two dobules, three home runs and nine RBI in four Eastern Illinois wins last week. He reached base safely in 14 of his 17 plate appearances during the week, including in each of his first 13 at-bats of the week. He homered twice in a 12-8 road win over Saint Louis, including leading off the game with a home run for the fourth time this season. Nommensen hit a two-run home run in game one against Murray State and knocked in the first run in the second game of that doubleheader (a 2-1 EIU victory). Nommensen ranked first nationally in on-base percentage in last week’s NCAA statistics. He has led the Panthers to 11 straight wins and a No. 27 national ranking. EIU has now had the OVC Player of the Week in four straight weeks, the first time that has happened in OVC history.

Others Nominated: Matt Davis, Eastern Kentucky; Steven Leach, Jacksonville State; Daniel Pugh, Morehead State; Casanova Donaldson, Tennessee Tech; Miles Hartsfield, UT Martin.

Tyler Bess, RHP • Sr., 6-1, 190 • Brooksville, Ky. • Morehead State
Bess tossed a complete game in leading the Eagles to a 2-1 win over Tennessee Tech in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader. Bess scattered five hits (four of which were singles) and struck out a career-high 10 in the seven-inning affair with the Golden Eagles. Bess allowed just one earned run in what is known as a hitter’s park (the team has allowed 10.4 runs per game there in 21 home games this season).

Others Nominated: Tyler Kehrer, Eastern Illinois; Matt Fyffe, Eastern Kentucky; Daniel Calhoun, Murray State; Chad Oberacker, Tennessee Tech.

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