Programs are hitting the home-stretch on the 2021 campaign and are knee-deep in the conference portion of their schedules. Rays alums continue to stay hot at the plate and are turning in impressive performances on the mound. Below we will highlight some of the performances from this past weekend by former Rays players.

ALAN RODEN remains one of the hottest bats in the NCAA as he hit two more home runs in Creighton’s weekend series vs. Georgetown. Roden also added two doubles as he finished 6-for-15, scoring five runs and driving in six. For the season, the redshirt-freshman is hitting .353 and ranks in the top-20 in the NCAA in slugging percentage at .741, including seven home runs and 12 doubles.

MARCUS CLINE belted his first collegiate home run for Milwaukee in their weekend series with Illinois-Chicago. Cline finished 4-for-14 with three runs scored, and RBI and a stolen base. Teammate RILEY FREY was another tough-luck loser as he went six innings allowing eight hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts. On the year, Frey is pitching to a 2.74 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 49.1 innings.

ANDREW RAJKOVICH his his first collegiate home run for UW-La Crosse in their weekend set at UW-Stout. Rajkovich finished the week 4-for-14 with four runs scored and six RBIs. He also added a double and is now hitting .357 on the season. Teammate SHANE COKER went 8-for-19 with two doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored. Coker is now hitting .337 for the Eagles.

Five former Rays helped Madison College to a 7-1 week. The Wolf Pack are now 27-9 on the year. REAGAN KLAWITER spun a gem this week, throwing seven innings while scattering six hits and zero earned runs. Klawiter struck out a career-high 13 batters and now has 29 strikeouts in 24.1 innings on the year. BRADY JURGELLA went 9-for-19 with 10 runs scored. Jurgella walked three times, hit three doubles and a triple to go along with three stolen bases. SPENCER BARTEL hit a grand slam while driving in five runs. TAITEN MANRIQUEZ walked three times while teammate EDUARDO SAUCEDO went 3-for-11 with five walks and six runs scored.

TANNER KOHLHEPP picked up his second save of the season for No. 10-ranked Notre Dame as the Fighting Irish took two-of-three in a weekend set at Boston College. Kohlhepp went 2.2 innings of hitless baseball with three strikeouts. For the season, Kohlhepp sports a 5-1 record with a 2.75 ERA and a .171 opponents batting average against. The draft-eligible sophomore has 37 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched.

NICK CARPENTER went five strong innings allowing only two earned runs in UW-Stevens Point’s win over No. 7-ranked UW-Whitewater. Carpenter struck out five batters and is currently 3-0 on the year with a 3.51 ERA to go along with 31 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched. Teammate QUIN HENWOOD went 4-for-19 with three RBIs, a double and two walks for the Pointers.

JACK HABECK threw a complete game with 11 strikeouts for St. Cloud State. Habeck is now 6-1 with a 2.01 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched for the Huskies. Teammate JOHN NETT went 8-for-21 with nine runs scored, five RBIs, a two doubles, a triple, six walks and six stolen bases.

COLTEN SCHILD went 5-for-16 with six runs scored for Saint Louis. Schild is now batting .308 on the season.

JACK WASHBURN threw 2.1 innings and struck out three in two appearances for Oregon State. Washburn is now 3-0 with 36 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched with a 2.84 ERA for the Beavers.

ZACH GILLES and GRANT FRAZER helped Central Michigan to a weekend sweep at Akron. Frazer had a strikeout in .2 innings pitched while Gilles went 6-for-14 with four runs scored and four RBIs. Gilles also doubled and tripled for the first-place Chippewas.

JOE ACKER extended his hitting and runs scored streaks for Nebraska. Acker went 3-for-15 and how has a hit in 11 straight games in the leadoff spot for the Cornhuskers. Acker also scored a run in all three games at Michigan State and has now scored in 18-straight ball games.

BEN CAREW went 3-for-13 with a home run and four RBIs for Kent State’s 3-1 weekend vs. Miami (OH). NICK ELSEN went 2-for-6 for the Golden Flashes.

QUINN BERGLIN went 4-for-11 with a double, four RBIs and four runs scored as Lawrence University split four games over the past week. Berglin also walked six times.

TOM GINTHER went 5.2 innings on the hill for UW-Eau Claire. Ginther struck out seven while allowing only two earned runs vs. UW-Platteville. Teammate OTTO TREICHEL went 5-for-20 with three RBIs and a double for the Blugolds.

LOGAN MICHAELS went 3-for-14 with three runs scored, an RBI, a double and a walk as Virginia took a weekend series at home vs. Duke.

COLIN HAGEMAN went 7-for-20 with a double, six RBIs and seven runs scored for UW-Stout.

MITCHELL MUELLER made two appearances for Winona State going six innings, allowing only two hits and an earned run to go along with eight strikeouts. NICK HERBST went 5-for-18 with a home run, three RBIs and six runs scored with three walks.

CONNOR KURKI made his third scoreless appearance of the season for Coastal Carolina. The freshman went an inning with a strikeout against North Carolina.

CONNOR MANTHEY went 2-for-6 with three RBIs for Bradley while teammate CARL VALK scored five runs with four walks and two RBIs.

CALVIN NOWAK went 4-for-11 with five RBIs, three walks and a stolen base for Lindenwood.

JACOB RAJKOVICH went 4-for-15 with three RBIs and three runs scored for St. Norbert.

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