The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its fourth 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 eighth Team of the Week of the 2015 season.
Games of March 30-April 5, 2015
C Austin Frick, So., Texas Lutheran
Frick batted .750 (3-for-4) with a double and a triple in two games. He scored twice and drove in two runs. Frick was perfect behind the plate for the Bulldogs.
1B Colt Wolfe, So., Calvin
Wolfe helped Calvin post a 4-2 league record during the week by smashing two doubles and four home runs, including three in a weekend series with Olivet. Wolfe batted .684 (13-for-19) with 10 runs and 10 RBI.
2B Ryan Reitmeyer, Jr., Kean
Reitmeyer helped Kean in a 4-2 week by batting .692 (9-for-13) with eight RBI and two home runs. The home runs were consecutive in the opening game against Montclair State, the first of which was a grand slam, followed by a two run shot. In addition, Reitmeyer crossed the plate five times, did not strike out and played errorless ball in the field.
SS Nick Dean, Sr., Maryville (Tenn.)
Dean batted .550 (11-for-20) in four games last week. He had two doubles, a triple and two home runs to go with 10 RBI and seven runs scored. Dean stole three bases in four attempts.
3B Keith Shumaker, Sr., Millsaps
Shumaker continued his torrid pace this week, leading Millsaps to a 3-1 week and series win over No. 4 Birmingham Southern. Shumaker hit .733 (11-for-15) through four games, running his hit streak to 17 games. He reached base 14 times in 18 trips to the plate, scoring eight times. The senior hit three doubles, stole a base and drove in three runs.
OF Issac Glenn, Jr., Millsaps
Glenn went 9-for-15 at the plate (.600), including his fourth home run of the year in the Majors' 9-8 win on Saturday. He scored seven times over the four game and reached base 11 times in 17 plate appearances. He drove in three runs.
OF Walker Olis, Jr., Pacific (Ore.)
Olis finished the week hitting .556 (10-for-18) in four games with a 1.000 slugging percentage. Olis had four doubles, a home run, two RBIs and six runs with a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .600 on base percentage. Olis extened his hitting streak to eight games.
OF Logan Sullo, Fr., Mass. Maritime
Sullo batted .571 (8-for-14) with three doubles, triple, homer and six RBI in 3-1 week for Buccaneers. He came up single shy of the cycle in 5-2 triumph at Worcester State and plated go-ahead tallies with a two-run single in 7-4 victory over Fitchburg State. He posted a 1.143 slugging percentage and .647 on-base percentage on the week.
DH Donovan Pogue, So., Thomas More
Pogue hit .667 (12-of-18) with two home runs, four doubles, 19 RBIs and nine scored as he helping lead the Saints to a 5-0 record. He was walked four times and finished the week with a .696 on-base percentage and a 1.222 slugging percentage.
SP Tim Cronin, So., Oswego St.
Cronin opened the week with a win, allowing one earned run while scattering eight hits in five innings. On Sunday he was at his best, finishing the day throwing 7.1 innings, with one hit and four strikeouts for a win over New Paltz State. Conin ended the week with a 0.73 ERA and six strikeouts.
SP Smokey Ethridge, Sr., Millsaps
Ethridge was dominant in the Majors game-one, 2-0 win over No. 4 Birmingham-Southern. The senior tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout as he out dueled Blake Stevens. Ethridge struck out 10, walked nobody and only allowed two runners into scoring position, one reaching on an error.
SP Nate Weiss, Sr., Hiram
Weiss was dominant in a 8-0 Hiram win over Oberlin on Saturday. Over a seven inning complete game, he gave up just one hit and walked one. He also tied his career-high with nine strikeouts. He retired the first 10 batters he faced and only faced two batters over the minimum.
RP Bill Ferderer, So., St. Thomas (Minn.)
Bill Ferderer went 1-0 with two saves in a six-day span during a five-game Tommie win streak. He allowed no earned runs, five hits and three walks with 14 strikeouts over 9 1-3 innings. He worked the final 4 1-3 innings Saturday at Hamline to earn the victory as he allowed no earned runs, one hit, one walk and the Toms rallied to win in 11 innings, 9-7.