The Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers made a splash in the Great Midwest Athlete of the Week selections this week, bringing home four awards. The softball team swept the awards with Alexis Mullen being named Pitcher of the Week and Autumn Grady bringing home Athlete of the Week. Men’s basketball senior guard Ken-Jah Bosley was named Athlete of the Week while baseball pitcher Nate Verst earned the honor of Pitcher of the Week.
Bosley Named G-MAC Athlete of the Week for Second Time This Season
After helping the Kentucky Wesleyan College men’s basketball team go 2-0 this past week, senior Ken-Jah Bosley brought home the Great Midwest Athlete Conference men’s basketball Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
Bosley dropped 29 points at Alderson Broaddus on Thursday, followed by 32 points against Davis & Elkins. He has now reached 20 points in a game eight times this season, and 30 points twice. In Thursday win over the Battlers, Bosley was 17-for-18 from the free throw line. On the week, he averaged 6.0 rebounds per game while tabbing four steals and three assists.
In the Kentucky Wesleyan men’s basketball records book, Bosley currently ranks fifth in all-time scoring with 1,989 career points. The Richmond, Ky. native is within striking distance of George Tinsley in fourth place at 2,014 points.
Bosley and the Panthers return home next week to host a pair of G-MAC games starting on Thursday, Feb. 16 against Cedarville at 7:45 pm. Saturday, Feb. 18 marks senior day for the Panthers as they host Ohio Valley at 3:15 pm CT. Kentucky Wesleyan clinched the top spot in the G-MAC this weekend and the right to host the conference tournament March 2-4 at the Owensboro Sportscenter.
Mullen and Grady Sweep First G-MAC Softball Athlete of the Week Selections
The Kentucky Wesleyan College softball team swept the first Great Midwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week selections with Alexis Mullen bringing home Pitcher of the Week honors, and Autumn Grady being named the Athlete of the Week.
Freshman Mullen had an impressive debut, batting nine-for-fourteen (.643) including a perfect three-for-three in Sunday’s win over Bellarmine. The Owensboro, Ky. native drove in four runs while scoring three herself. Mullen tabbed two home runs on the week, both on Sunday, in addition to a pair of doubles.
Grady earned her first win during her season debut on Sunday. The sophomore went the distance, striking out five and allowing two runs off of six hits. Grady did not give up any walks.
The Panthers will be back in action next weekend as they head to the Music City Invitational in Hendersonville, Tenn. Kentucky Wesleyan will face McKendree and Ohio Dominican on Feb. 18, followed by Truman State and Lindenwood on Feb. 19.
Verst Brings Home First G-MAC Pitcher of the Week of 2017 Season
The first Great Midwest Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week award belongs to Nate Verst of the Kentucky Wesleyan College baseball team after tossing two scoreless innings in a relief appearance.
Verst earned a win in his season debut for the Panthers. Coming in during the fifth inning and facing a 3-1 deficit, Verst only allowed two base runners and struck out two more while not allowing any runs. The Panthers offense tacked on three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead and help Verst get the win.
The Panthers head to Millington, Tenn. this week for a set of four games facing Tiffin on Friday, a doubleheader against Quincy on Saturday, and a single game against Saint Joseph’s on Sunday.
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