Aurora Sweeps Final NACC Weekly Baseball Honors

Aurora pitcher Nicholas Mathey and shortstop Jeff Mayes have been named NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 6-12, 2019.
Aurora pitcher Nicholas Mathey and shortstop Jeff Mayes have been named NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 6-12, 2019.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Aurora University pitcher Nicholas Mathey (Parker, Colo.) and shortstop Jeff Mayes (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) have been named NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 6-12, 2019, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

NACC Pitcher of the Week
Mathey, a senior, collected a pair of saves for the 2019 NACC Tournament Champions, both coming against top-ranked Concordia Chicago. In five innings of work, he struck out five and scattered three hits while not allowing any runs. His two saves give him 12 for the season which ties an AU single-season record dating back to 2006.

NACC Position Player of the Week
Mayes, a senior, hit .438 over four games in the NACC Tournament for the 2019 Champions. He extended his hitting streak to 18 games while also becoming the program's career hits leader. Mayes collected his 236th hit in the seventh inning of the Spartans' 5-2 winner-take-all championship game win over Concordia Chicago. He scored three runs while driving in two during the tournament. Defensively, Mayes was a perfect 23-for-23 in chances with seven putouts and 16 assists while being part of three double plays.

This is Mayes' second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor this spring (March 12).


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  Garrett Martin, Marian  Nick Bledsoe, Illinois Tech
April 23  Garrett Martin, Marian  Hunter Fiorito, Rockford
April 30  Bryant Bagshaw, Dominican  Connor Brandon, Concordia Chicago
May 7  Nathan Hemmerling, Lakeland  A.J. Gill, Aurora
May 14  Nicholas Mathey, Aurora  Jeffrey Mayes, Aurora

 


Last Week's Games

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Tue., May. 07 Ripon 2 Marian 9 Final
  Rockford * 0 Concordia Chicago 10 Final - 7 innings
  Ripon 5 Marian 7 Final
  Rockford * 1 Concordia Chicago 14 Final
Thu., May. 09 No. 6 Illinois Tech % 5 No. 3 Dominican 6 NACC Tournament Game 1 @ Mequon, Wis. Final
  No. 5 Marian % 1 No. 4 Concordia Wisconsin 3 NACC Tournament Game 2 Final
  No. 3 Dominican % 2 No. 2 Aurora 8 NACC Tournament Game 3 @ Mequon, Wis. Final
  No. 1 Concordia Chicago % 4 No. 4 Concordia Wisconsin 0 NACC Tournament Game 4 Final
Fri., May. 10 No. 6 Illinois Tech % 6 No. 5 Marian 7 NACC Tournament Game 5 @ Mequon, Wis. Final - 12 innings
  Rockford * 5 Wisconsin Lutheran 0 Final
  No. 3 Dominican % 3 No. 4 Concordia Wisconsin 8 NACC Tournament Game 6 Final
  Rockford * 3 Wisconsin Lutheran 11 Final
  No. 5 Marian % 2 No. 4 Concordia Wisconsin 4 NACC Tournament Game 7 Final
  No. 2 Aurora % 6 No. 1 Concordia Chicago 2 NACC Tournament Game 8 @ Mequon, Wis. Final
Sat., May. 11 No. 1 Concordia Chicago % 7 No. 4 Concordia Wisconsin 2 NACC Tournament Game 9 Final
  No. 1 Concordia Chicago % 5 No. 2 Aurora 4 NACC Tournament Game 10 @ Mequon, Wis. Final
Sun., May. 12 No. 2 Aurora % 5 No. 1 Concordia Chicago 2 NACC Tournament Game 11 @ Mequon, Wis. Final
* Conference
% Post season


This Week's Games

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Fri., May. 17 Buena Vista % 0 Concordia Chicago 2 NCAA Regional Final
  Aurora % 1 Coe 10 NCAA Regional @ St. Louis, Mo. Final
Sat., May. 18 Cornell (Iowa) % 2 Aurora 3 NCAA Regional @ St. Louis, Mo. Final
  Baldwin Wallace % 10 Concordia Chicago 8 NCAA Regional Final
  Aurora % 9 Washington-St. Louis 10 NCAA Regional Final - 11 innings
Sun., May. 19 Buena Vista % 5 Concordia Chicago 11 NCAA Regional Final
  Baldwin Wallace % 13 Concordia Chicago 14 NCAA Regional Final - 10 innings
Mon., May. 20 Baldwin Wallace % 3 Concordia Chicago 5 NCAA Regional Final
% Post season


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.