Loper baseball aims to keep good times rolling at home
UNK baseball wrapping up a 7 game road trip yesterday in Emporia, Kansas. The Lopers going 3–4 in those contests including a sweep by nationally ranked Central Missouri.
All good on the horizon as UNK returns to Memorial Field for a six–game homestand, a place they've been nearly unbeatable.
The Lope Show has won 10 of their last 11 in Kearney, plating an average of more than 10 runs, going 11–3.
Up next for UNK, a mid–week game against Fort Hays State and a weekend series with Washburn, a couple teams at the bottom of the MIAA standings.
"The thing about the MIAA is the records don't really state how good of a team you are" said head coach Damon Day. "You may not be playing extraordinarily strong right now but in this league if you don't show up, you'll get beat and that's something we've preached from the first day of fall camp. The MIAA just dares you to show up. Our guys know that and they're not going to take anybody for granted in this league. Especially when we've been inconsistent at times so this is a good opportunity for us to come out and be consistent and win at home."
Two Lopers were honored by the MIAA.
Alex Achtermann was named the Hitter of the Week after batting .714 against Emporia State.
Mitchell Robinson also earned Co–Pitcher of the Week honors. He tossed an eight–hit complete game in the series clinching win Monday.