Husson University freshman Kobe Rogerson (Brewer, Maine) collected two national honors this week. He was selected as the second baseman for the D3baseball.com Team of the Week (April 29-May 5). Rogerson is the first infielder from Husson to be named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week. He was also named the Rookie of the Week for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). This is the first time any Eagle has received a weekly award from the NCBWA.
Kobe Rogerson helped Husson capture the No. 1 seed for the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Tournament with two hits and five RBI in a two wins over the University of Maine at Presque Isle to close out the regular season. Then, Rogerson batted .636 (7-for-11) in the NAC tournament as Husson cruised through double-elimination action to become the 2019 champions of the NAC Baseball Tournament. In total, Rogerson helped the Eagles to a 5-0 week with nine hits (.500 batting average), a double, seven RBI, five runs scored, and two walks in 18 at bats. He was also perfect in 21 total catches at second base while riding a 12-game hitting streak.
The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its eighth season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the final Team of the Week of the 2019 season.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters, and publicists of the sport. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.
Husson will host Baruch College this weekend for a best-of-three game series for the NAC Championship on the Harold Alfond Diamond at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex.
The Eagles and Bearcats will open the series with a nine inning game on Saturday, May 11th with first pitch scheduled for 1:30 p.m. On Sunday May 12th, the two teams will play Game Two of the series at 11:00 a.m. If both teams have won a game, the decisive Game Three will begin 30 minutes following the conclusion of Game Two. Both games on Sunday (Game Two and Game Three) will be seven inning games.
The winner of the best-of-three series will be named the NAC Champion and earn automatic qualification into the upcoming 2019 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship.