Hamline News

May 02, 2011

Piper outfielders sweep MIAC weekly honor

Senior Tony Rogers and sophomore Bethany Hine had outstanding performances at the plate last week, and as a result were named the MIAC player of the week for baseball and softball, respectively, the conference office announced on Monday.

Tony Rogers
Tony Rogers put together another impressive week for the Pipers as he led them to a 5-1 record (all in MIAC play) to keep the Pipers in a tie for second in the conference.

Rogers either scored or drove in 16 of Hamline’s 36 runs last week.

Rogers started the week by hitting for the cycle (and then some) over the course of a double-header at Saint Mary's. He had five hits - 2 singles, 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run while driving in three runs and scoring three.  He also drew 2 walks for good measure.

Against Saint John's, he drew a trio of walks and scored three runs in the key split.

He finished off the week by driving in four runs and scoring three as he hit a pair of doubles against Augsburg.

The outfielder was perfect with his glove and recorded just 1 strikeout as he tallied 6 walks in the 6 games.

Bethany Hine

Lead-off batter Bethany Hine had a strong trio of games at the plate for the Pipers last week.

In the game against Augsburg, which was a game that was continued from a week prior when it was suspended due to darkness, Hine scored three runs and drove in one as she had a double and drew a walk.

Her most impressive pair of games came in the cold on Sunday at Macalester. The teams played just 10 innings under the eight-run rule, but Hine was 6-for-8 at the plate with three runs scored and six RBIs in the two games.

She had two triples against the Scots and had a slugging percentage of 1.250 against them. She also had four putouts in center field.