Triton Baseball Player Keil Conway Named NJCAA Player of the Week
Triton College baseball player Keil Conway was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Player of the Week for games played April 22-28.
The freshman outfielder/pitcher from Pembroke Pines, FL sparked the Trojans to a 6-2 mark last week. Conway, a Flanagan High School graduate hit for a .700 average (14-for-20), registering 15 RBIs and 10 runs scored. Conway’s 1.450 slugging percentage for the week was bolstered by three doubles and four home runs. The Trojan offense has been led this season by Conway’s .423 batting average, 10 doubles and 39 RBIs.
“I had no idea about it until some of my teammates started texting me on the way to the game (May 1 at Waubonsee),” Conway said. “I was seeing the ball well and it’s a great honor but we still have some work to do and want to help my team go far in the playoffs.”
“Getting named national player of the week is something special,” said Triton head baseball coach Harry Torgerson who is in his ninth season at the helm. “The week Keil had was impressive and it gave our team a boost. I’m proud of him and he is rightfully deserving of the honor.”
In addition to the offensive explosion, Conway contributed with his arm by pitching two shutout innings to close out the Trojans 7-6 eight-inning win over Harper College April 22. In seven appearances, Conway has pitched 7.1 innings with a 1-0 record and a 2.45 earned run average.
“It’s always tough coming in to pitch late in the game after playing the field all game long because you’re a little tired,” Conway said. But I don’t let it affect me because playing baseball is what I love to do.”
The Trojans are 24-20 with three games left in the regular season, including an impressive 15-3 mark at home. Triton is currently the top ranked team in Region IV Division I and received votes in the April 24 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll.
Triton will host the Region IV Division I tournament May 9-11 at Symonds-Puckett Field. The Trojans will play the first game of the double-elimination tournament at Noon May 9. Triton’s opponent and the remaining tournament schedule will be announced May 6.
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