Lodden Rewarded with HL Batter of the Week Honors
Monday, March 21, 2016
Lodden Rewarded with HL Batter of the Week Honors
Senior Nolan Lodden was named Horizon League Batter of the Week honors Monday. (Gardner-Webb Athletics)

A 6-for-12 weekend at the plate accented by six runs batted in, two doubles, and a pair of stolen bases fetched Valpo outfielder Nolan Lodden (West Des Moines, Iowa/West Des Moines Valley [Heartland CC]) Horizon League Batter of the Week honors, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.

Lodden boosted his batting average from .312 to a team-high .356 during the Crusaders' sweep of the Northern Kentucky Norse this past weekend in Highland Heights. He scored a run and drove in another in Saturday's 6-4 victory over the Norse. Lodden swiped two bases in that contest as well. The senior saved his best for Sunday's finale, though. He finished the day 5-for-6 with two doubles, a run, and five RBIs in the Brown and Gold's 16-1 sweep-clinching triumph.

His .356 batting average and .442 on-base percentage both rank third in the Horizon League. His 17 runs scored equal the second-most by an HL player.

Lodden and the Crusaders (7-11, 3-0 Horizon) host Wright State (13-7, 3-0 Horizon) in a three-game set beginning Thursday at 3 pm CT.