The Bethel baseball team is off to a red-hot start this spring as they have won nine of their first 10 contests, including eight straight that date back to March 2nd. For his role in the Pilots' success last week, senior Heath Brooksher has been honored as this week's Crossroads League Baseball Player of the Week.
This past week during a four-game stretch, Brooksher recorded 10 hits in 15 at-bats, giving him a batting average of .667. Brooksher also crossed the plate six times and knocked in a team-high 11 RBIs as the Pilots outscored their three opponents 67-7. Of his 10 hits, four were extra-base hits (all triples). In addition, he tacked on two stolen bases on two attempts.
After eight games on the field for the Pilots, Brooksher is hitting .500 with 13 hits after 26 plate appearances. He is second on the team in total hits and RBIs while he leads the team with four triples and a slugging percentage of .923.
The winter-like weather has already begun to impact BC's upcoming schedule and will likely continue to do so in the coming weeks. Bethel's doubleheader scheduled against Trinity Christian for Tuesday has already been canceled, and now the Pilots will plan to take the field for the first since their spring break trip on Friday in a scheduled nine-inning contest against Grace.
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade. Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study. Connect with Bethel Athletics online at BethelCollegePilots.com or via Facebook, Twitter (@Bethel_Sports) and Instagram (@BethelPilots).