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.
May 22, 2014 Dorow Highlights All-Region Selections
May 17, 2014 Bulldogs Fall in Midwest Regional Thriller
May 16, 2014 Young Gun Gets Bulldogs into Midwest Regional Final
May 16, 2014 Host Warhawks Defeat Bulldogs 6-2 in Regionals
May 14, 2014 Greenwood Mows Down Heidelberg
May 9, 2014 Bulldogs Three-Peat as MIAA Tournament Champions
May 2, 2014 Baseball Drops Pair of One-Run Games at Calvin
April 28, 2014 Dorow Named MIAA Player of the Week
April 27, 2014 Baseball Makes It Six Straight MIAA Championships
April 26, 2014 Bulldogs Split Pair of Nailbiters against Kalamazoo
April 21, 2014 Fischer and Branch Named MIAA Players of the Week
April 21, 2014 Extra Inning Error Leads to 4-3 Loss against Siena Heights
April 19, 2014 Bulldogs Earn Split with Game 2 Shutout
April 18, 2014 Bulldogs Sweep Trine at Nicolay
April 15, 2014 Baseball Game Versus Siena Heights Moved to April 21
April 13, 2014 Bulldogs Continue Dominance over Alma
April 12, 2014 Bulldogs Increase MIAA Lead with 5-3 Win over Alma
April 11, 2014 Baseball Series Location Switch with Alma
April 9, 2014 Saints One-Up the Bulldogs on the Diamond
April 9, 2014 Stefanski Selected to D3Baseball.com Team of the Week
April 7, 2014 Stefanski Named MIAA Player of the Week
April 5, 2014 Adrian Splits Pair of One-Run Games with Hope
April 4, 2014 Torrid Bats Power Bulldogs to Sweep of Hope
March 30, 2014 Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep of Olivet
March 29, 2014 Pitching Stout in Sweep of Olivet
March 26, 2014 Bulldogs Rally For 7-6 Win at Earlham
March 24, 2014 Greenwood and Dorow Named MIAA Players of the Week
March 22, 2014 Greenwood Shines in Split with Albion
March 21, 2014 Schmidt Game One Shutout Highlights Sweep of Albion
March 19, 2014 Gomes Walk-Off Single Gives AC a 6-5 Win over Siena Heights
March 18, 2014 Baseball Schedule Updates
March 18, 2014 Wild One Sees Adrian Fall to #16 Heidelberg in 10 Innings
March 15, 2014 Bulldogs Sweep Franklin in Twinbill
March 9, 2014 Bulldogs Blank Pioneers 10-0
March 8, 2014 Six-Run Eighth by Transylvania Leads to 10-5 Loss
March 5, 2014 Late Inning Woes Lead to 11-5 Loss to Heidelberg
March 4, 2014 Robinson and Relievers Limit JCU in 8-1 Win
March 3, 2014 Bulldogs Lose Opener in Extras
February 11, 2014 Adrian Favored To Win MIAA Baseball Title