This week’s Roll Call has a decidely Wichita feel to it, specifically the west side of the Air Capitol, with a couple of former Maize and Northwest stars steamrolling league honors for the week.
Oh, and Bryan Haynes is still really fast.
Away we go:
MIAA: Just fifth in the MIAA, Fort Hays State isn’t exactly tearing things up this season. But Alex Harvey ain’t doing too bad.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior out of Maize High School transferred to FHSU after three seasons at Western Illinois and is having a nice season this year to cap off his collegiate career. He’s hitting .385, leads the Tigers in RBIs (38) and is tied for second in the MIAA in home runs with 7. He raked this week, hitting .429 with 2 HR, 10 RBI and five runs in a four-game series sweep of Southwest Baptist. That’s all after he went 0-for-2 in game 1.
KCAC: Ottawa CF Nate Radke was the position player of the week, and Ottawa’s Eric Cordell and KWU’s Brandon Mathes split pitcher of the week honors.
Big props to the Friends athletic department for having usable pics on their Web Site for the Falcons’ softball team. A small thing, but it helps.
And it also helps to have Amy Martinez on your team. The Wichita Northwest grad went 8 for 10 in three Friends victories this week for league POW honors, and the first-place Falcons extended their winning streak to 12 and improved to 24-5 overall and 4-0 in KCAC play. Teammate Brandi Leeker was the pitcher of the week for the KCAC, going 2-0 with 19 Ks in 11 innings. And she didn’t give up a run.
TRACK & FIELD
Bryan Haynes really is a man for all seasons. The Fort Hays State football standout is the men’s track POW for the MIAA after finishing first in the 100 and the 200 at the FHSU Alex Francis Classic. Dude hit ‘em for 10.49 in the 100 and 21.22 in the 200.
Darcie Schmitz was the field athlete of the week on the women’s side, winning the long jump and the 100 at the same tournament.