07/12/2021 9:35 AM -
Chicago, Ill. – July 12, 2021 – The Midwest Collegiate League unveiled its weekly honors on Monday, with Josh Williams (Highland CC / Chicago, Ill.) of the Chicago American Giants earning MCL Player of the Week recognition and Nick Miketinac (Butler / St. John, Ind.) of the Northwest Indiana Oilmen garnering MCL Pitcher of the Week accolades.
Williams went 9-for-14 (.643 AVG) this week with one home run, eight RBIs and five runs scored over four games. He hit for the cycle on Thursday against the MCL Minutemen, enjoying a 5-for-5 game that featured six RBIs and three runs scored. Williams also had a 3-for-3 showing, drove in a pair and scored twice on Saturday against Crestwood.
Williams, who became the second member of the Giants to win the MCL Player of the Week award this season, has a slash line of .367/.441/.571 in 15 games this summer.
While Williams achieved one rare baseball feat by hitting for the cycle, Miketinac was a key cog in another as he started and went five innings in a combined, seven-inning no-hitter against the MCL Minutemen on Wednesday. He did not allow a hit nor a run in his five frames while racking up seven strikeouts and pitching around four walks. Miketinac combined with two other pitchers to complete the no-no, the first in the 10-year history of the Oilmen.
For the season, Miketinac holds a 2-1 record and 2.20 ERA in five games (four starts) spanning 16 1/3 innings. He has recorded 24 strikeouts and issued 17 walks.
The MCL will continue to announce its weekly awards each Monday throughout the season.
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
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