Sojka and Sandifer Capture KCAC Baseball Weekly Awards

WICHITA, Kan. – Austin Sojka and Ryan Sandifer of (5) Oklahoma Wesleyan University have earned the KCAC Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, respectively, the conference office announced Wednesday. The two student-athletes were selected for their performances from Feb. 19-25 by a vote of conference sports information directors.

 

Player of the Week
Austin Sojka – (5) Oklahoma Wesleyan University
6-1 | Jr. | IF | Huntington Beach, Calif.

Team Record: Week:2-0 Overall: 12-2

Opponent Site
W/L
Score
AB
Hits
Runs
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
Steals
Team Opp.
SB
SBA
McPherson (Kan.) H W 7-0 3 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
McPherson (Kan.) H W 2-0 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 0 0
Totals: 5 3 5 0 0 3 3 1 1 1
Averages: 2.5 1.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Batting Avg: 0.600 Slugging Avg: 2.400

Sojka had a big day against McPherson in the doubleheader sweep for Oklahoma Wesleyan. The junior from Huntington Beach went 3-for-5 with three home runs, three RBI’s, three runs scored, and a stolen base from his leadoff position.


Pitcher of the Week
Ryan Sandifer – (5) Oklahoma Wesleyan University
5-9 | Jr. | P | Snahomish, Wash.

Team Record: Week:1-0 Overall: 12-2

Opponent Site
W/L
Score
IP Hits Runs Eruns Ks BB Saves ERA Decision
Team Opp.
McPherson (Kan.) H W 7-0 9.00 2 0 0 12 2 0 0.00 W
Totals: 9.00 2 0 0 12 2 0 0.00
Averages: 2.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 2.0

Sandifer threw a complete-game shutout against McPherson College on Saturday afternoon. He allowed just two hits in the game and struck out 12 batters against a team that was hitting 0.375 as a ball club.

Previous Winners: 

  • Week One (Feb. 6): Dylan Carrender, Saint Mary | Alex Dafoe, Friends
  • Week Two (Feb. 13): Evan Willow, McPherson | Nathan Arruda, Tabor
  • Week Three (Feb. 20): Tyler Horchem, Bethany | Daniel Rubio, Friends