Game Changer

Sefcik Earns MCL Player of the Week

By: Brandon Vickrey

Hammond, Ind. - August 9, 2021 - Luke Sefcik (Central Michigan / Palos Heights, Ill.)  boasted a .571 average and .625 on-base percentage over four games this week, accruing seven RBIs and two triples. His week was highlighted by a four-hit game against the Minutemen on Monday, Aug. 2. Sefcik also had three multi-RBI games this week. He finished the season with a .333 batting average and 22 RBIs. Sefick becomes the third player overall and second position player for the Vikings to earn a weekly MCL honor. 

 The MCL Playoffs will begin on Tuesday with all postseason games taking place at Oil City Stadium. The Panthers and Generals will match up at 4:10 p.m. in Game 1 of a best-of-three semifinal series before the Oilmen and Vikings do the same at approximately 7:40 p.m. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office. The Panthers/Generals game will air on Facebook Live on the Crestwood Panthers page and the Oilmen/Vikings game will air on AM 1230 WJOB and JED-TV.

 The MCL will announce its major award winners and all-league team next week.  

 2021 MCL Player of the Week Award Winners

June 7 – Tyler Schultz, Crestwood

June 14 – Tre’ Hondras, CAG 

June 21 – Zamaurion Hatcher, NWI

June 28 – Christian Seegers, Joliet 

July 5 – Colin Bruce, NWI

July 12 – Josh Williams, CAG (unanimous)

July 19 – Kevin McCormick, NWI (unanimous)

July 26 – Doug Loden, Minutemen

Aug. 2 – Chris McDevitt, Southland

Aug. 9 – Luke Sefcik, Southland


2021 MCL Pitcher of the Week Award Winners

June 7 – Benny Guevara, Crestwood

June 14 – Jake Paymaster, Southland

June 21 – Nick Vollmert, Joliet

June 28 – Jack Guzek, NWI

July 5 – Jake Paymaster, Southland 

July 12 – Nick Miketinac, NWI

July 19 – Matt Lelito, NWI

July 26 – Matt Dinkel, Joliet

Aug. 2 – Jake Paymaster, Southland

Aug. 9 – Michael Laudondo, Crestwood 


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