Schedule note: Game will be played at Bettis Family Complex, Topeka, KS
The Red Raider baseball travels to Topeka, Kansas this weekend to take on Avila and Winnipeg on Friday and Presentation in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Red Raiders went 1-3 on opening weekend. Avila enters with a 3-1 record, Winnipeg has not played yet in 2014, and Presentation played countable games in the fall of 2013 and enters with a 0-8 record.
NWC vs. Avila 11:00am
NWC vs. Winnipeg 4:00pm
NWC vs. Presentation 12:00pm (doubleheader)
After four games Avila is hitting 0.304 and has scored 30 runes, including 17 in their last game against Rockhurst. Anthony Biondo and Ryan Ford both carry a 0.429 average with two doubles. Ford leads the team with seven RBI. Biondo has four extra base hits on the year and six RBI with two stolen bases.
On the mound, Avila has a 3.09 ERA as a team. Quinn Barrett has made two starts and has a 1.13 ERA in eight innings. Brian McNulty has thrown nine innings and has a 2.00 ERA. Seven other Eagles have seen action on the mound this season. Teams are hitting 0.260 off of Avila's pitching staff.
The Red Raiders hit 0.270 in the first weekend, scoring 18 runs in four games. Skyler Wheeler led the team with a 0.455 AVG and tied with Mitch Peschon for the team lead with three RBI. Peschon had two home-runs in the first four games and led the team with three walks.
Josh Turner led the Raider pitching staff throwing four shut-out innings in his first start and win of 2014. Turner threw four innings and had a team high nine strikeouts. Ryan Brasser struck out eight in six innings and got a no decision in his first start. Matt Piocos allowed two earned runs in six innings and got stuck with a loss in the third game last weekend while Isaac Horigan got a no decision after throwing four innings and allowing four runs. The Raider pitching staff currently has a 5.47 ERA and opponents have a 0.276 AVG.
Following the action this weekend Northwestern will travel to Ottawa, Kansas for a doubleheader on March 1st vs. Ottawa before flying to Arizona for ten games between March 2nd and March 10th.
# 12 | Outfield
Senior from Spirit Lake, Iowa
# 32 | Pitcher
Junior from Ventura, Calif.
# 18 | First Base
Senior from Chehalis, Wash.