INDIANAPOLIS – Milwaukee senior Doug Dekoning and Youngstown State sophomore Kevin McCulloh have been named Horizon League Baseball Players of the Week for the period of Feb. 14-20. The awards are the first ever for both individuals.
Dekoning picked up Batter of the Week accolades after going 6-for-12 (.500) with one double, four runs and four RBI in three games last week. He also registered a .583 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage for the Panthers.
The outfielder, a native of Menomonee Falls, Wis., helped Milwaukee pick up a 9-6 win in the third game against Tennessee.McCulloh notched Pitcher of the Week honors after allowing just three hits over six scoreless innings on Saturday against East Carolina. He issued four walks while striking out seven for the Penguins.
The right-hander, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, had an inning-ending double play in the second and held the Pirates with bases loaded in the sixth.Milwaukee went 1-3 against Tennessee last week, while Youngstown State went 0-3 against East Carolina to open the 2011 season.
Dekoning and McCulloh will become eligible for the Horizon League Network's "People's Choice" award, which is announced each Thursday afternoon. Log on to www.HorizonLeague.com to vote.
Other Horizon League top performers (Feb. 14-20)
Zach Thompson, Cleveland St, Jr, OF -- 1-2 record, 3GP, 2-for-11, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B, 1 BB, 4 SB
Greg Blohowiak, Milwaukee, Jr, RHP -- 2 App, 1-2, 3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 SO
Ryan Shober, UIC, So, IF -- 0-4, 4 GP, 6-for-15, 2 RBI, 4 BB
Chris Manning, Valparaiso, Fr, OF -- 0-3, 3GP, 6-for-15, 5 R, 1 RBI, 1 3B, 1 BB
Justin Kopale, Wright State, So, IF -- 0-3, 3GP, 4-for-11, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B, 1 BB