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Baker Named Northern League Player of the Week

06/27/2022 7:57 AM -

Chicago, Ill. – June 27, 2022 – The Northern League has announced its weekly awards for this past week, as Chris Baker (Trinity Christian / South Holland, Ill.) of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen has been named the league’s Player of the Week and Max Everaert (Calumet College of St. Joseph / Hebron) of the Southland Vikings has earned Pitcher of the Week honors.

Baker became the first unanimous Player of the Week choice this season by hitting a robust .750 (12-for-16) over four games while driving in seven runs, recording two doubles and ripping a triple in addition to drawing three walks and slugging 1.000. Baker had four hits in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Wednesday vs. Joliet before tying an Oilmen record with five hits in Thursday’s win over the Chicago American Giants.

For the season, Baker sits fourth in the league with a .387 batting average while also ranking among the league leaders in doubles (8, t-1st), RBIs (15, t-2nd), walks (14, t-8th) and runs scored (18, 6th).

Everaert was the winning pitcher in Monday’s Viking victory over the Oilmen by logging seven shutout innings to help his team to a 2-0 triumph. He yielded just three hits while striking out eight and walking two. This season, he owns a 2-2 record and 2.22 ERA over five games (three starts) while striking out 25 and walking 10 in 28 1/3 innings.

2022 Northern League Players of the Week
May 30 – Tyler Schultz, Lake County
June 6 – Dino Biggers, Joliet
June 13 – DeShawnte Carraway, Joliet
June 21 – Chris McDevitt, Southland
June 27 – Chris Baker, NWI (unanimous)

2022 Northern League Pitchers of the Week
May 30 – Frank Plesac, Lake County
June 6 – Rex Stills, Lake County
June 13 – Justin Schassburger, Crestwood
June 21 – Matt Lelito, NWI
June 27 – Max Everaert, Southland