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Yelnick named MCL Pitcher of the Week

06/20/2016 12:33 PM -

The Midwest Collegiate League has announced its Players of the Week for the fourth week of the season.

The MCL Hitter of the Week is Dane Toppel. Toppel (Eastern Illinois / South Elgin, Ill.) hit a .631 for the DuPage County Hounds this week. He drove in a pair of runs and scored six of his own while finding a variety of ways to get on base. Toppel walked six times and was hit by a pitch four times to go with his 12 hits, bringing his on-base percentage up to .529.

The MCL Pitcher of the Week is the Northwest Indiana Oilmen’s Richard Yelnick. Yelnick (Trinity Christian / New Lenox, Ill.) pitched six scoreless innings to help Northwest Indiana secure a win over the first place Bloomington Bobcats Thursday. He gave up only three hits and struck out eight in a 17-1 win for the Oilmen.


Stefano Belmonte, Oilmen: .571 AVG, 7 RBI, 2 R

Colin Willis, Lakers: .529 AVG, 4 RBI, 5 R, 5 BB

Kevin Malisheski, Bobcats: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K, 1 BB

Jake Povlock, Lakers: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB