April 2, 2013

D3baseball.com Team of the Week

The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its second 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 seventh Team of the Week of the 2013 season.

Through games of March 25-31, 2013

C  Wes Perkins, Sr., Millsaps

Perkins batted .444 (8-for-18) with four doubles, driving in 13 RBI. Perkins had the game-winning single in game two on Saturday, driving in two to lead the Majors to a 3-2 win over Oglethorpe. Perkins also drove in six against Wisconsin-Platteville on Tuesday as he  helped Millsaps go 5-0 this past week.

1B  Chris McDougal, Sr., Chris. Newport

McDougal ran his hit streak to seven games with five straight two-hit performances this week. He drove in nine runs and hit .556, (10-for-18) scoring seven runs. McDougal added a pair of stolen bases and three extra-base hits, including a three-run home run.

2B  Tommy LeNoir, Jr., Gettysburg

Lenoir hit .643 (9-for-14) with four runs and five RBIs in a 3-0 week for Gettysburg. He went 3-for-6 in a 4-3, 11-inning win at Penn State-Harrisburg, then finished 6-for-8 as the Bullets swept Ursinus in its Centennial Conference opener.

SS  David Stillerman, Jr., Carleton

The MIAC Player-of-the-Week, Stillerman took over starting shortstop duties and moved up from sixth to the No. 2 spot in the Knights' lineup. Stillerman batted .714 (10-for-14) with five RBI and seven runs scored. He had at least three hits in each of the Carleton's three games to close out the Knights spring break trip.

3B  Chris Wilhelm, Sr., Johns Hopkins

Wilhelm was instrumental in the Blue Jays' doubleheader sweep of Haverford Saturday, going 5-for-9 (.556) at the plate with two home runs, six RBIs and four runs. The senior's two home runs came in game one against Haverford, as he went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs in the contest.

OF  Zack Graczyk, Sr., Cortland St.

Graczyk batted .583 (7-for-12) with two walks, a homer, three doubles, eight RBI and five runs scored in a 4-0 week for the Red Dragons. With four extra-base hits, Graczyk finished the week with a 1.083 slugging percentage.

OF Jonathan Mason, Sr., Bridgewater (Va.)

The ODAC Player of the Week, Mason hit .688 (11-for-16) to help the Eagles to a 3-1 record on the week, 2-1 against nationaly ranked teams. Mason scored seven times and had six RBI. He struck out just once in the four games this past week, walking three times with three stolen bases.

OF Jake Wylie, Jr., Linfield

Wylie had a monster weekend at the plate, smacking three home runs, including a grand slam. He drove in 13 total runs as top-ranked Linfield won its fifth NWC series of the year with two wins over Puget Sound. For the weekend, the Northwest Conference RBI leader hit 5-for-11 (.455) with a 1.273 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage. He was also defensively perfect in left field.

DH  Zack Whiddon, Fr., Mary Hardin-Baylor

Whiddon, The ASC West Player of the Week, went 5-for-11 (.454) with a triple, a double and four RBIs to fuel two wins in a three-game division series at Concordia Texas. Whiddon also scored six runs, walked once and stole a base. He had at least two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored in both of the Cru’s wins.

SP  Ryan Ullmann, Sr., Concordia (TX)

Ullmann, the ASC West Pitcher of the Week, nearly tossed a perfect game in Concordia's 2-0 win over Mary Hardin-Baylor on Friday, March 29. He only allowed one batter to reach base on a double in the sixth inning. Ullmann also recorded nine strikeouts and did not issue a walk in the complete-game shutout while holding opponents to an .045 batting average.

SP  Ryan Farabella, Jr., Rutgers-Camden

Farabella, the NJAC Pitcher of the Week, pitched a one-hit shutout to beat No. 6 Kean, 3-0, March 30, losing the no hitter in the eighth inning. Farabella finished with one walk, one hit batsman and eight strikeouts.

SP  Phil Stakely, Sr., Trine

Stakely, the MIAA Pitcher of the Week, pitched Trine's first no-hitter since 2002 and just the sixth on record. It was also the first complete game no-hitter in conference play since 2009. Stakely allowed one walk while striking out three in a 10-0 win over Albion. Stakely also came on in relief against Calvin and pitched two innings of shutout ball allowing just one hit in a 9-4 win.

RP  Matt Matthews, Fr., Lynchburg

Matthews had a perfect week in relief, coming in to pitch five innings without allowing a base runner. He struck out four and picked up his first career save in a win over Eastern Mennonite to help the Hornets move from seventh to fourth place in the ODAC standings.

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