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Oilmen Sweep MCL Weekly Awards

07/19/2021 10:24 AM -

Chicago, Ill. – July 19, 2021 – The Northwest Indiana Oilmen swept this week’s Midwest Collegiate League weekly awards, as Kevin McCormick (Evansville / Orland Park, Ill.) was named the league’s Player of the Week and Matt Lelito (Kankakee CC / St. John, Ind.) garnered the league’s Pitcher of the Week distinction on Monday.

McCormick posted a .545 batting average (6-for-11) over three games this week, compiling three consecutive multi-hit games. He drove in a pair of runs over the three games. McCormick has hit safely in all seven games that he’s played with the Oilmen, accumulating a .433 batting average with four RBIs and seven runs scored. McCormick was a unanimous winner in the Player of the Week voting.   

Lelito became the third Oilmen pitcher to win the weekly honor in the last four weeks. He tossed six shutout innings of three-hit ball while striking out eight and walking four in a victory over the Crestwood Panthers on Wednesday. The Andrean High School product improved his record to 2-0 while helping his team lead a pitchers’ duel that featured a 1-0 score at the time of his departure before the Oilmen broke it open late.

The Oilmen have won six total MCL weekly awards this season.

The league will hold its annual All-Star Game on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Oil City Stadium as the MCL East All-Stars (Vikings, Oilmen and Panthers) take on the MCL West All-Stars (Generals, Minutemen and American Giants). Tickets will be available pregame at the stadium ticket window. For those who cannot attend, Brandon Vickrey and Jon Zaghloul will have the call on the Oilmen Broadcasting Network, which is available on JED-TV and AM 1230 WJOB.

2021 MCL Player of the Week Award Winners

June 7 – Tyler Schultz, Crestwood

June 14 – Tre’ Hondras, CAG 

June 21 – Zamaurion Hatcher, NWI

June 28 – Christian Seegers, Joliet 

July 5 – Colin Bruce, NWI

July 12 – Josh Williams, CAG (unanimous)

July 19 – Kevin McCormick, NWI (unanimous)

2021 MCL Pitcher of the Week Award Winners

June 7 – Benny Guevara, Crestwood

June 14 – Jake Paymaster, Southland

June 21 – Nick Vollmert, Joliet

June 28 – Jack Guzek, NWI

July 5 – Jake Paymaster, Southland 

July 12 – Nick Miketinac, NWI

July 19 – Matt Lelito, NWI