Kessler, Luscombe sweep MAC weekly honors

Nate Luscombe

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Hood College's Nathan Kessler and Nate Luscombe each took home weekly awards from the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth for the period ending April 28.

Kessler was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week after an impressive performance at the plate in a 2-2 week where the Blazers locked up the No. 1 seed in the MAC Commonwealth Championship. Kessler batted .800 (8-for-10) and slugged 1.000 with two doubles, four walks and two hit-by-pitches (for an .875 on-base percentage). He also recorded five stolen bases to become the first Blazer to recorded 50 career steals. Kessler recorded two hits in each game while scoring eight runs and driving in two more.

Luscombe captured the MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Week after he pitched seven innings of one-hit baseball, while not allowing a run in a 4-2 win over Widener on Senior Day. Luscombe was perfect for six innings before allowing a single in his final inning of work. The senior struck out five batters and did not walk a batter. He held the Pride to a .045 batting average. He retired the first 18 batters he faced, with only two balls leaving the infield.

Hood, 25-11-1 and 15-6 in the MAC Commonwealth, takes on fourth-seeded Widener on the first day of the MAC Commonwealth Championship on Thursday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pennsylvania.

2019 Hood College Baseball Accolades

Nathan Kessler

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