Weekly NACC Baseball Awards to Lakeland's Hemmerling, CUC's Mercado

Lakeland pitcher Nathan Hemmerling and Concordia Chicago shortstop Jose Mercado have been named the NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for week of April 1-7, 2019.
Lakeland pitcher Nathan Hemmerling and Concordia Chicago shortstop Jose Mercado have been named the NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for week of April 1-7, 2019.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Concordia University Chicago shortstop Jose Mercado (Medellin, Colombia) and Lakeland University pitcher Nathan Hemmerling (Riverside, Calif.) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for week of April 1-7, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

NACC Pitcher of the Week
Hemmerling, a freshman, struck out 17 over eight innings while scattering five hits as Lakeland picked up its first victory of the year Saturday with a 10-1 win at Edgewood. His strikeout total is third-most in a single game in school history and ranks second on the NACC's all-time chart. Hemmerling also struck out eight in five innings in a 4-0 loss at Benedictine on April 1. He committed just one error in 14 chances in the field.

NACC Position Player of the Week
Mercado, a shortstop, hit .500 (11-for-22) last week with a .633 on-base percentage and an .818 slugging percentage as the top-ranked Cougars went 6-0 last week. He hit two home runs and a double with four RBIs and 12 runs scored while drawing three walks. Mercado was also a perfect 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts and was flawless in 16 chances in the field.

 


Past NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

Date Pitcher Position Player
March 5   James Wright, Benedictine  Frankie Sessa, Dominican                     
March 12   Spencer Michaelis, Wisconsin Lutheran   Jeffrey Mayes, Aurora 
March 19  Kyle Strepek, Concordia Chicago  Jake Arens, Marian
March 26  Chris Roycroft, Aurora  Joseph Kalafut, Edgewood
April 2  Zack Jones, Rockford  Davis Purviance, Aurora
April 9  Nathan Hemmerling, Lakeland  Jose Mercado, Concordia Chicago
April 16    
April 23    
April 30    
May 7    
May 14    

 


Last Week's Games

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Tue., Apr. 02 Edgewood * 12 Illinois Tech 5 Final
  Lakeland 2 Milwaukee 16 Final
  Edgewood * 10 Illinois Tech 13 Final - 8 innings
Wed., Apr. 03 Aurora 2 North Central (Ill.) 5 Final
  Wisconsin Lutheran 6 Carroll (Wis.) 8 Final
  Illinois Tech 1 Elmhurst 8 Final
Fri., Apr. 05 MSOE * 3 Aurora 4 Final
  MSOE * 2 Aurora 3 Final
Sat., Apr. 06 Illinois Tech * 3 Rockford 10 Final
  Dominican * 5 Benedictine 2 Final
  Wisconsin Lutheran * 1 Concordia Chicago 2 Final
  Lakeland * 10 Edgewood 1 Final
  Concordia Wisconsin * 5 Marian 1 Final
  Illinois Tech * 9 Rockford 3 Final
  Wisconsin Lutheran * 0 Concordia Chicago 11 Final - 7 innings
  Lakeland * 8 Edgewood 10 Final
  Concordia Wisconsin * 1 Marian 6 Final
  Dominican * 8 Benedictine 4 Final
Sun., Apr. 07 Edgewood * 9 Wisconsin Lutheran 4 Final
  Rockford * 1 MSOE 11 Final - 7 innings
  Concordia Chicago * 14 Illinois Tech 4 Final - 7 innings
  Marian * 5 Lakeland 7 Final
  Rockford * 5 MSOE 14 Final
  Concordia Chicago * 17 Illinois Tech 6 Final
Mon., Apr. 08 Benedictine * 1 Concordia Wisconsin 2 Final
  Marian * 10 Lakeland 0 Final - 7 innings
  Aurora * 5 Dominican 9 Final
  Edgewood * 2 Wisconsin Lutheran 22 Final - 7 innings
  Benedictine * 15 Concordia Wisconsin 6 Final
  Aurora * 7 Dominican 4 Final
* Conference


This Week's Games

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Tue., Apr. 09 Carthage 11 Lakeland 2 Final
  Maranatha 0 Illinois Tech 20 Final - 7 innings
  Benedictine 14 North Central (Ill.) 5 Final
  Maranatha 4 Illinois Tech 5 Final
  Carthage 8 Lakeland 0 Final
Wed., Apr. 10 Edgewood 4 Eureka 2 Final
  Edgewood 3 Eureka 6 Final
Thu., Apr. 11 Rose-Hulman 5 Dominican 2 Final
Sat., Apr. 13 Illinois Tech * 7 Aurora 8 Final - 12 innings
  Rockford * 1 Benedictine 2 Final - 10 innings
  Concordia Wisconsin * 1 Concordia Chicago 13 Final - 8 innings
  Lakeland * 7 Wisconsin Lutheran 2 Final
  Dominican * 20 Edgewood 8 Final
  Illinois Tech * 8 Aurora 5 Final
  Concordia Wisconsin * 4 Concordia Chicago 14 Final - 7 innings
  Lakeland * 3 Wisconsin Lutheran 1 Final - 12 innings
  Dominican * 19 Edgewood 4 Final
  Rockford * 2 Benedictine 11 Final
Mon., Apr. 15 MSOE * 5 Marian 6 Final - 10 innings
  Wisconsin Lutheran * 2 Illinois Tech 3 Final
  MSOE * 2 Marian 6 Final
  Wisconsin Lutheran * 14 Illinois Tech 13 Final - 10 innings
* Conference


2019 NACC Baseball Standings

    Conference Overall
GP W-L PCT RS RA GP W-L PCT RS RA L10 STRK
1 Concordia Chicago * 22 21-1 0.955 257 80 52 42-10 0.808 433 211 6-4 Lost 2
2 Aurora # 22 18-4 0.818 163 103 46 35-11 0.761 334 213 7-3 Lost 1
^ Benedictine 22 14-8 0.636 153 85 38 23-15 0.605 230 147 5-5 Lost 3
3 Dominican 22 13-9 0.591 149 142 40 20-20 0.500 235 265 4-6 Lost 2
4 Concordia Wisconsin 22 13-9 0.591 96 116 41 20-21 0.488 181 242 6-4 Lost 1
5 Marian 22 12-10 0.545 130 82 39 24-15 0.615 261 169 6-4 Lost 1
6 Illinois Tech 22 10-12 0.455 147 166 41 18-23 0.439 297 295 4-6 Lost 3
MSOE 22 10-12 0.455 139 132 36 13-23 0.361 212 250 6-4 Won 2
Lakeland 22 7-15 0.318 89 164 37 9-28 0.243 136 303 4-6 Won 1
Wisconsin Lutheran 22 5-17 0.227 98 151 39 14-25 0.359 222 251 3-7 Won 1
Edgewood 22 5-17 0.227 89 194 38 10-28 0.263 162 347 2-8 Lost 6
Rockford 22 4-18 0.182 77 172 36 10-26 0.278 170 264 2-8 Lost 1

*-Conference Champion
#-Tournament Champion & Automatic Qualifier to NCAA Championship
x-Clinched Tournament Berth (or number indicates seed)
^-Not eligible for NACC Tournament (Transition to NCAA Division II)

Glossary
GP: Games Played
W-L: Win-Loss Record
PCT: Winning Percentage
RS: Runs Scored
RA: Runs Allowed
L10: Last 10 games
STRK: Current Streak

Standings are updated with the completion of each game.