Spencer named MWC Player of the Week

Lawrence shortstop Nolan Spencer has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.
Lawrence shortstop Nolan Spencer has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University baseball standout Nolan Spencer has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.

Spencer (Elmhurst, Ill./York), a junior shortstop, picked up the honor after hitting .500 in four games against four different opponents last weekend in Jacksonville, Ill.

Batting in the lead-off spot in the Lawrence lineup, Spencer went 9-for-18 and posted a .550 on-base percentage. Spencer scored six runs and also picked up six stolen bases.

After starting out the weekend by going 1-for-4 against Blackburn College, Spencer collected a pair of hits against Loras College. He followed that by going 4-for-5 with three runs scored against MacMurray College and finished the weekend by going 2-for-5 against Eureka.

Spencer is now hitting .400 with 13 runs scored and a .500 on-base percentage this season. He also has swiped seven bases in eight tries. Spencer is the first Lawrence player to be honored this season and the first since Brandon Klar took a weekly honor on March 27, 2017.

Lawrence returns to action on March 16 when the Vikings play the first of eight games on their spring break trip to Florida.