Aurora's Malmberg, Wedekind Named NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

Aurora junior Nick Malmberg and senior Jett Wedekind have been named NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 17-23, 2021.
Aurora junior Nick Malmberg and senior Jett Wedekind have been named NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 17-23, 2021.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (naccsports.org) --- Aurora University's Nick Malmberg (Round Lake, Ill.) and Jett Wedekind (Princeton, Ill. ) have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week for the week of May 17-23, 2021. The honorees were selected by the league's athletics communications professionals.

NACC Pitcher of the Week ~ Nick Malmberg, Aurora
Malmberg, a junior, was dominant in the NACC Baseball Tournament Championship Series opener - a 7-1 Aurora win over Concordia Wisconsin. He allowed two first-inning hits, then settled down to allow just three more over the final eight frames. Malmberg took a shutout into the ninth inning before conceding a two-out solo home run. He improved to 9-1 while recording his first complete game of the year.

NACC Position Player of the Week ~ Jett Wedekind, Aurora
Wedekind, a senior catcher, hit .429 with a home run, three runs scored, and two RBIs as Aurora swept Concordia Wisconsin, 2-0, in the best-of-three NACC Baseball Tournament Championship Series. The tournament victory sent the Spartans to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight time and 23rd time in program history. His two-run home run in game two - a long blast down the left-field line - was the hit that all-but-sealed Aurora's victory.

This is second NACC Student-Athlete of the Week honor for both Malmberg and Wedekind this season.


Past NACC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

Week
Ending
Pitcher Position Player
Feb. 28   North: Noah Imrie, Marian
  South: No games
  North: Michael Snow, Marian
  South: No games
March 7    North: Conner Dunfee, Edgewood
  South: Nick Malmberg, Aurora
  North: Joseph Kalafut, Edgewood
  South: Paul Dobravec, Aurora
March 14   North: Tyler Drezek, Concordia Wisconsin
  South: Christian Pearcy, Rockford
  North: Sam Beers, Concordia Wisconsin
  South: Corey Vondra, Aurora
March 21   North: Mason Pechy, Lakeland
  South: Austin Richardson, Illinois Tech
  North: Josh Gates, Marian
  South: Jack Surin, Benedictine
March 28   North: Tyler Gronert, MSOE
  South: Hayden Young, Dominican
  North: Sam Beers, Concordia Wisconsin
  South: Connor Blake, Illinois Tech 
April 4   North: Eric Nelson, Edgewood
  South: Kyle Blunt, Aurora
  North: Joseph Kalafut, Edgewood
  South: Brody Mariotti, Concordia Chicago
April 11   North: Bradlee Sumner, Concordia Wisconsin
  South: Stephen Sewruk, Benedictine
  North: Sean Meyer, Marian
  South: Jack Feeley, Benedictine
April 18   North: Nathan Hemmerling, Lakeland
  South: Alexander Schram, Benedictine
  North: Nick Bastien, Marian
  South: Nick Bledsoe, Illinois Tech
April 25   North: Kyle Jungers, Edgewood
  South: Bryant Bagshaw, Dominican 
  North: Josh Enevold, Wisconsin Lutheran
  South: Jett Wedekind, Aurora
May 2   North: Jonah Landowski, Marian
  South: Jared Herzog, Rockford
  North: Cooper Holewinski, Edgewood
  South: Dylan White, Aurora
May 9   North: Tyler Gronert, MSOE
  South: Justin Sosa, Benedictine
  North: Nick Bastien, Marian
  South: Josh Reinhardt, Aurora
May 16   North: Bradlee Sumner, Concordia Wisconsin
  South: Alexander Schram, Benedictine
  North: Sam Beers, Concordia Wisconsin
  South: Jack Surin, Benedictine
May 23   Nick Malmberg, Aurora   Jett Wedekind, Aurora

 


NACC Baseball Tournament Championship Series

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Fri., May. 21 Concordia Wisconsin % 1 Aurora 7 NACC Baseball Championship Series - Game 1 Final
Sat., May. 22 Aurora % 13 Concordia Wisconsin 5 NACC Baseball Championship Series - Game 2 Final
% Post season


NCAA Division III Championship

Date Away Home Notes Status Links
Fri., May. 28 Saint Mary's (Minn.) % 15 Aurora 13 NCAA Regional @ Roseville, Minn. Final
Sat., May. 29 Aurora % 14 Trinity (Texas) 9 NCAA Regional @ Roseville, Minn. Final
Sun., May. 30 Misericordia % 6 Aurora 5 NCAA Regional @ Roseville, Minn. Final
% Post season


2021 NACC Baseball Standings

North Division

    Conference Overall
GP W-L PCT RS RA GP W-L PCT RS RA L10 STRK
1 Marian * 20 14-6 0.700 144 116 43 20-23 0.465 293 285 6-4 Lost 2
2 MSOE 20 13-7 0.650 150 107 34 18-16 0.529 219 197 6-4 Lost 1
3 Concordia Wisconsin 20 12-8 0.600 177 130 42 25-17 0.595 352 264 6-4 Lost 2
4 Lakeland 20 8-12 0.400 140 175 34 14-20 0.412 249 287 1-9 Lost 8
Wisconsin Lutheran 20 7-13 0.350 117 177 39 14-25 0.359 208 299 5-5 Lost 1
Edgewood 20 6-14 0.300 131 154 37 12-25 0.324 243 330 3-7 Won 1

South Division

    Conference Overall
GP W-L PCT RS RA GP W-L PCT RS RA L10 STRK
1 Aurora * 20 16-4 0.800 224 84 46 38-8 0.826 457 193 7-3 Lost 1
2 Benedictine 20 15-5 0.750 171 89 42 29-13 0.690 331 178 5-5 Lost 1
3 Illinois Tech 20 13-7 0.650 186 160 29 19-10 0.655 268 237 6-4 Lost 2
4 Rockford 20 7-13 0.350 82 174 40 15-25 0.375 227 327 6-4 Lost 2
Dominican 20 5-15 0.250 82 182 37 10-27 0.270 169 288 2-8 Lost 3
Concordia Chicago 20 4-16 0.200 143 199 36 11-25 0.306 295 353 1-9 Lost 2

*-Conference Champion
#-Conference Tournament Champion & Automatic Qualifier to NCAA Championship
x-Clinched Tournament Berth (or number indicates seed)

Glossary
GP: Games Played
W-L: Win-Loss Record
PCT: Winning Percentage
RS: Runs Scored
RA: Runs Allowed
L10: Last 10 games
STRK: Current Streak

Standings are updated with the completion of each game.