Rollin, Patty earn weekly MAC awards following strong showings at UNLV
Two Central Michigan Chippewas have earned awards for their performances in their season-opening four-game series at UNLV.
Junior infielder Chase Rollin was named Mid-American Conference co-Player of the Week while junior right-handed pitcher Jordan Patty was named MAC co-Pitcher of the Week.
Rollin hit .400 with eight RBIs in the Chippewas' four-game set, also drawing three walks and being hit by two pitches. He reached base a total of 11 times. The Beal City, Michigan, native also stole a base in the series.
Patty pitched the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader, throwing seven innings of one-hit ball. He struck out six hitters in the game, powering Central Michigan to an 8-0 victory.
Ohio's left-handed pitcher Brett Manis struck out four batters in two innings in the Bobcats' season-opening win over North Alabama.
Meanwhile, Northern Illinois first baseman Jordan Larson hit .583 throughout the four-game series against Boston College in the Huskies' opening weekend. He had a hit in each game and went 4-for-4 with two doubles and drove in two runs in the 12-3 win. Larson was just a home run away from the cycle.
In CMU's opening series, where it went 3-1, the team scored 40 runs throughout the four games.
The Chippewas travel to face Jacksonville State with a series-opening doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday in Jim Case Stadium.