PORTLAND Ore. – Montana State University Billings Baseball player Kevin Toon has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference player of the week for his performance against Saint Martin’s University last weekend.
*From the GNAC Office
Toon batted .615 (8-for-13) as the Yellowjackets split four games with Saint Martin’s. He scored six runs and also had four doubles, five RBI and a dozen total bases. Toon slugged .923 while drawing three walks, being hit by a pitch and striking out just once. His .706 on-base percentage (12-for-17) led the conference and was more than 100 points higher than the next closest player, and Toon was also successful in his only stolen base attempt of the weekend.
On Saturday, he helped the ‘Jackets to an 8-5 win over Saint Martin’s by going 1-for-3 with two RBI, two runs scored and also drawing two walks. His two-run double in the first inning got MSUB off to an early lead and kicked off what turned into an 8-0 lead by the fourth. Toon was even better in MSUB’s second win of the day, again getting the Yellowjackets on the board with a first-inning RBI base hit. Toon finished the final game of the series 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
On the season, Toon is second on the team batting .342. He has five double on the year and is third on the team with eight RBIs. He is also second on the team in slugging percentage with a .435
“Kevin had a great weekend for us,” head coach Rob Bishop said. “He has been a role player for us to this point, but really stepped up big when we needed him to against SMU. He is a great kid and has worked hard to get to this point. We are looking forward to having him in the program for the next few years.”