Hanson, Foreman Sweep HL Weekly Baseball Awards
Monday, May 16, 2016
Hanson, Foreman Sweep HL Weekly Baseball Awards
Ellis Foreman (L) and Jake Hanson (R) were named Horizon League Pitcher and Batter of the Week, respectively. (Fred Villarruel)

An eight-RBI game and eight shutout innings fetched Jake Hanson (Yorkville, Ill./Aurora Christian) and Ellis Foreman (Round Rock, Tex./Stony Point) the Horizon League's weekly baseball awards.

Hanson was named Batter of the Week thanks in large part to a career day Sunday. In the second game of a twinbill against Oakland, the catcher socked two doubles and a homer while piling up eight RBIs. For the week, Hanson was 7-for-10 with five runs scored and nine runs batted in. He boasted a 1.300 slugging percentage in three games to raise his season OPS to 1.030. 

Foreman earned the win in that second game after firing eight scoreless frames. He struck out six Golden Grizzlies opposite three walks in the 17-2 victory. Oakland managed just four singles off the redshirt junior. Foreman set season highs in innings pitched and strikeouts while lowering his earned-run average to 3.72. This is Foreman's second Horizon League Pitcher of the Week award. He was bestowed the honor back on May 12th, 2014 after punching out 11 Wright State Raiders over nine scoreless innings in Dayton. 

Hanson, Foreman, and the Crusaders (24-26, 14-12 Horizon) will close out the regular season versus Youngstown State (13-35, 5-18 Horizon) this weekend. The Penguins come to town Thursday for a three-game series.