Welk, Kemp Named NEAC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

Welk, Kemp Named NEAC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Toby Welk and Zach Kemp as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in baseball for the week ending March 11.

Toby Welk (Dowingtown, Pa.) from Penn State Berks has been honored as the NEAC Baseball Player of the Week after leading the Nittany Lions’ offense with a .529 batting average in four games. The junior third baseman went 9-for-17 with five extra-base hits, including four doubles and a home run. He also drove in five runs and scored five times. Welk’s best game of the week came in a 18-2 win over Dean where he was 4-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBIs. He finished the week with a .556 on-base percentage and a .941 slugging percentage.

Zach Kemp (Ithaca, N.Y.), a sophomore pitcher from Wells College, has been named NEAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Kemp earned the win for the Express in a 5-4 comeback victory at Cabrini on March 11. He worked four innings and set down Cabrini in order in back-to-back innings after Wells took the lead with three runs in the top of the eighth. Kemp allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts in his only outing of the week.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.