Patrick (P.J.) McIntee named NSIC Player of the Week
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Bemidji State second baseman Patrick (P.J.) McIntee (Randolph, Minn.) has been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Baseball Player of the Week for his efforts in four games last week, the NSIC office announced today.

In four games for Bemidji State last week, McIntee went 5-for-9 (.556) at the plate with two doubles and a team-high seven RBI with three runs scored leading the Beavers to a 3-1 start for the first time since the 2002 season. He slugged over .700 for the week, picking up seven total bases in nine at-bats (.778). McIntee also walked twice and was hit by a pitch once, giving him an on-base percentage of .615. He also led the Beavers in stolen bases going a perfect 3-for-3. McIntee’s seven RBI was half of his previous career total of 14. In the field he added eight putouts with 10 assists with one error for a fielding percentage of .947.

In Bemidji State’s two game series with Northern State, McIntee batted 4-for-5 (.800) from the plate with two doubles, five RBI, one run scored with three stolen bases. The next day against Minnesota, Crookston the senior second baseman went 1-for-4 (.25) with two runs scored and two RBI.

The award is McIntee’s first career NSIC weekly honor and it is the first BSU baseball player to earn NSIC Player of the Week honors this season. He is also the first BSU player to grab NSIC honors since May 7, 2007 when Chad Schwegel received NSIC Pitcher of the Week honors and it is the first time BSU has garnered a NSIC Player of the Week award since April 25, 2005 when Tony Klaers was NSIC Player of the Week

Bemidji State (3-1; 0-0 NSIC) is off to its best start since the 2002 season and will be back in action on Feb. 20-21 when the Beavers travel to Topeka, Kan. to battle the Washburn University Ichabods. Game times are set for 2 p.m. (Feb. 20) and 1 p.m. (Feb. 21).

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).