Stefanski Selected to D3Baseball.com Team of the Week

Stefanski Selected to D3Baseball.com Team of the Week

The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its third 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 2014 season.

Games of March 31-April 6, 2014

C  Jake Wylie, Sr., Linfield

Wylie completed his comeback from an early-season injury with three home runs and five RBI in a three game sweep of Pacific Lutheran as he compiled a 1.364 slugging percentage. Wylie batted .455 (5-for-11) as the designated hitter in game one before registering a defensively perfect weekend in his first two games behind the plate since mid February.

1B/SP  Trey Martin, Sr., Wheaton (Ill.)

Martin hit .409 (9-for-22) on the week for Wheaton (Ill.). He had 12 RBI and scored six runs. Among his five extra-base hits were two doubles and three home runs. Martin also excelled on the mound, throwing a complete game two-hitter with 13 strikeuts on a 1-0 win over Illinois Wesleyan.

2B  Brok Martin, Jr., Alvernia

Martin was 7-for-14 (.500) as the Crusaders went 4-1. He scored twice, adding  double and a stolen base on the week. He handled 12 chances without an error.

SS  Christopher Orlando, Sr., Oneonta St.

Orlando batted .556 (10-for-18), extending his hitting streak to eight games. He drove in 14 runs and scored five in six games this week. Six of his hits went for extra bases (four doubles, triple and home run) for a 1.056 slugging percentage.

3B  Mitch Stefanski, Sr., Adrian

Stefanski was a home run shy of the cycle with two doubles, a triple and four runs scored in game one against Hope on Friday. In his first at-bat of game two he hit a home run and finished 7-for-12 (.583) against the Flying Dutchmen with four doubles and seven RBI.

OF  Zach Rapacz, Jr., George Fox

Rapacz played a major role in the Bruins' 3-0 week at home vs. Puget Sound. For the week, he batted .625 (5-for-8) with two doubles, a home run, five runs scored, and four RBI. He got on base at a .769 clip and had a 1.250 slugging percentage.

OF  Pierce Fly, Jr., Texas-Dallas

Fly was 6-for-9 (0.667) with three walks and was a major part of the Comets' weekend road sweep of nationally ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor. Fly scored three runs and added three RBI against the Cru.

OF  Corey Jensen, Sr., Whittier

Jensen hit for the program's first cycle in the modern era Saturday lifting the Poets to a critical doubleheader sweep over La Verne. In game one he was 5-6 with two runs scored and four runs batted, picking up the most difficult piece of the cycle, a triple, in his final at bat. For the three game series he batted .429 with six hits in 14 at bats with a double, triple, and two home runs. Had an on base percentage of .500 and had a slugging percentage of 1.071.

DH  Cory Karagjozi, Jr., Gettysburg

Karagjozi finished 7-for-11 (.636) in a doubleheader sweep at Centennial Conference foe Ursinus, pushing the school-record winning streak to 16. Making his first start at designated hitter, Karagjozi drove in three runs, and scored twice. He slugged .909 with a double and triple.

SP  Stephen Shunk, So., Centre

Shunk recorded three firsts in his collegiate career with a complete-game, three-hit, 10-0 shutout win over Sewanee Sunday. The complete game, shutout, and win are all firsts for the second-year hurler. Shunk allowed only two runners to advance as far as second base. The walked only one batted with six strikeouts.

SP  Alec Palioca, Sr., Wheaton (Mass.)

In his only start of the week, Palioca tossed a complete game shutout against Babson yielding just two hits and no walks alongside five strikeouts. Palioca also faced just one batter over the minimum in the 1-0 win for the Lyons.

SP   Trevor Cannella, Sr., SUNY-Maritime

Cannella pitched the second no-hitter of the season for SUNY-Maritime. Cannella tossed  seven hitless innings on 84 pitches with one walk and two strikeouts. Cannella also pitched a perfect inning of relief in a 14-3 win over NYU-Poly.

RP  Matt Bertuch, Sr., Swarthmore

Matt Bertuch picked up two wins and a save while being nearly untouchable over four relief appearances this past week. The senior, who held opponents to an .071 batting average, threw a combined nine scoreless innings in which he struck out eight and yielded only two hits.

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