Hutchinson CC Sports Information
Hutchinson Community College freshman designated hitter Zane Schmidt was named the Jayhawk Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Schmidt, 6-foot-1 freshman from Kearney, Nebraska, tied a Blue Dragon single-game record and hit a walk-off home run with one swing of the bat. Schmidt hit his third home run of the game, a two-run walk-off winner to help Hutchinson defeat Garden City 8-7 in Game 1 of their four-game series last Thursday.
Schmidt was 3 for 5 with six RBIs and three runs scored. Schmidt tied Michael Hellman's single-game record with three homers in one game. His six RBIs tied for fifth most in a single game.
Schmidt hit four home runs in the series and drove in eight while hitting .400 (8 for 20).
Schmidt is the second Blue Dragon to earn conference player of the week honors, joining second baseball Logan Sartori, who won the award in Week 2.
Schmidt is now eligible for NJCAA National Player of the Week honors. That award will be announced on Wednesday.