Gilmore, Oberg Capture the Last Set of MCL Weekly Awards

By: Blake Toman
Third baseman Will Oberg batting against the NWI Oilmen.

With the conclusion of the 2019 Midwest Collegiate League season, the league has announced its ninth and final pair of weekly award winners with two Bloomington Bobcats represented among the honorees. 

Jack Gilmore (Heartland Community College / Bloomington, Ill.) secured the Pitcher of the Week award while third baseman Will Oberg (Heartland Community College / Plymouth, Minn.) won the Player of the Week award. 

Gilmore’s one-run complete game against the second-place Southland Vikings on Wednesday, July 31 gave his team a much needed victory going into the MCL Playoffs. Gilmore gave up only ten hits in his outing while striking out three batters, to help the Bloomington Bobcats secure their first MCL regular-season title.

Oberg had an impressive week at the plate for the Bobcats, posting a .400 batting average while notching two triples and seven RBIs. Oberg’s contributions to the Bobcats offense helped the team end the 2019 MCL season on a four-game winning streak.

2019 Player of the Week Award Winners

June 3 - Nick Santoro, DuPage County Hounds

June 10 - Reggie Brock Jr., Crestwood Panthers

June 17 - Austin Biehl, Bloomington Bobcats

June 24 - Jake Marti, Bloomington Bobcats

July 1 - Danny Borgstrom, Joliet Generals

July 8 - Will Krushena, Joliet Generals

July 15 - Mike Machnic, Crestwood Panthers

July 29 - Jake Schroeder, Southland Vikings

August 5 - Will Oberg, Bloomington Bobcats

2019 Pitcher of the Week Award Winners

June 3 - Jack Guzek, NWI Oilmen

June 10 - Trey Ricko, Southland Vikings

June 17 - Jack Guzek, NWI Oilmen

June 24 - Jake Ostrowski, Joliet Generals

July 1 - Justin Rios, Southland Vikings

July 8 - Eddie Wilkins, Crestwood Panthers

July 15 - Jonathan Vesevick, NWI Oilmen

July 29 - Mike Tobin, Southland Vikings

August 5 - Jack Gilmore, Bloomington Bobcats

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