SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - May 7

Blake Strebler, Westminster College

Strebler, a senior, helped the Blue Jays to a sweep of Principia; hitting .625 in the two-game series to close out the regular season. He notched two hits, to go along with a stolen base, in game one while driving in one run on a double. Strebler was 3-for-4 in game two with three runs scored and one RBI. He finished with five hits combined in the two games, going 5-for-8 at the plate, while slugging .875 in the series. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - May 7

Ian Cassidy, Westminster College

Cassidy, a junior, worked the first game of a doubleheader against Principia College; picking up a complete game shutout win for the Blue Jays. Cassidy went all seven innings of the contest, allowing just two hits while walking none and striking out 11. He retired the final 12 batters of the game while recording his team-leading 7th win of the year. His win helped the Blue Jays keep their winning streak alive, eventually closing out the regular season with seven consecutive wins.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 30

Ryan Clavin, Westminster College

Clavin, a freshman from St. Louis, Mo., was instrumental in helping the Blue Jays to a three-game sweep of Fontbonne University; clinching a spot in the conference tournament in the process. Clavin, a utility player, hit .583 in the three-game series, going 7-for-12 at the plate. He had multiple hits in all three games including a 3-for-5 performance in game two of a doubleheader. Clavin crossed the plate five times in the weekend series and added one home run and four runs batted in. He finished the week with a .615 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.  

 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 30

Jimi Keating, Spalding University

Keating, a senior from Bardstown, Ky., wins his 4th SLIAC/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week award this season after a dominating return to the mound last week. After missing two weeks with an injury Keating returned to throw six scoreless innings in a win over Blackburn College. He allowed just three hits while striking out 10 and walking none. Keating retired nine of the final ten batters he faced in the game and allowed just one hit over the final 4 2/3 innings pitched. He also recorded his 311th career strikeout, setting a new Spalding program record.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 24

Clay Kelly, Spalding University

Kelly, a senior from Louisville, Ky., hit .529 with three home runs and 10 runs batted in last week while leading the Golden Eagles to three wins. He had a hit in four contests including a pair of three-hit games. Kelly also drove in at least one RBI in four games, topping out with a four-RBI game against Principia. On the week Kelly finished with a .619 on-base percentage and a 1.059 slugging percentage while scoring six times. 

 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 24

Luke Summers, Fontbonne University

Summers, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., added two wins to his season record last week; moving his win total to seven games. Summers started the week with a win over #20 Spalding, working seven innings and allowing just one run while striking out three. He followed with a seven-inning victory over Iowa Wesleyan, striking out a career-high 12 in the game while holding the Tigers to just three hits. On the week he struck out 15 in 14 innings and finished with a 0.64 earned run average.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 16

Blake Strebler, Westminster College

Blake Strebler powered his way into the record books and the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week award. Strebler, a senior, tied an NCAA Division III record with four home runs in a single game; doing so against Spalding. He went 4-for-5 in the record-tying game, with 4 home runs and 7seven runs batted in. On the week Strebler hit .471 with 4 home runs and 8 RBI while scoring 7 runs. He had multiple hits in the three of his four games and finished the week with a 1.235 slugging percentage.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 16

Isaiah Taylor, Eureka College

Taylor, a senior from Princeton, Ill., was on top his game last week in a win over Iowa Wesleyan. Taylor struck out 17 batters in a nine-inning victory over the conference foe, allowing just four hits and one earned run. His 17 strikeouts were the second-most in NCAA Division III this year. Three times during the game Taylor struck out three consecutive batters including striking out the side in the final frame. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 9

Nick Bohlmann, Westminster College

Bohlmann, a senior outfielder, helped set the table for an explosive Blue Jays offense last week. Westminster scored eight or more runs in four of their five games while going undefeated in conference play. Bohlman, the leadoff hitter, reached base in every game and totaled 11 hits while also drawing four walks. He held an on-base percentage of .682 on the week and swiped three bases. Bohlmann crossed the plate 10 times and drove in six. He finished the week with a .647 batting average, with multiple hits in four games including a four-hit day in game two of a doubleheader against Blackburn.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 9

Matt Mulhearn, Webster University

Mulhearn picked up a pair of wins last week for Webster, improving his record to 5-2 on the season. He started the week with a win over WashU, working 6 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and striking out seven. Mulhearn then took over on the mound for a suspended game, throwing 2 innings against Eureka and picking up the win while striking out three and allowing just one hit. On the week Mulhearn allowed just one run in 8 1/3 innings while striking out 10 and walking just two with only two hits allowed.

 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 2
Jake Kearney, Principia College

Kearney, a senior from Boulder, Col., helped the Panthers offense carry the team to four conference victories last week. Kearney hit .421 on the week, driving in seven over five games. He tallied three multi-hit games and drove a run in during each of the Panthers wins on the week. Kearney's top performance was a 3-for-4 effort in game one of a doubleheader against Greenville in which he added three runs scored and one RBI. Kearney drove in two runs during each of the Panthers games in a doubleheader against Iowa Wesleyan and in the second game of the doubleheader against Greenville.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - APRIL 2
Ryan Meddows, MacMurray College

Ryan Meddows, a senior from Trenton, Ill., pitched the Highlanders to their first conference win this season. The right-hander threw a complete game against first-place Fontbonne, working nine innings and allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out seven. Meddows did not allow a hit until the 4th inning and the second hit did not come until the 9th frame. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 26, 2018
Garrett Wilson, Spalding University

Wilson, a sophomore from Shepherdsville, Ky., paced the Golden Eagle offense last week in a doubleheader sweep of Iowa Wesleyan. Wilson went 5-for-7 in the two games, crossing the plate five times. He also stole two bases in each of the games and drove in three runs. For the week Wilson finished with a .714 batting average and a .750 on-base percentage with a 1.143 slugging percentage. Wilson's top game was a 3-for-4 performance, with three doubles, two steals, and three runs scored in game one of the doubleheader. 

 SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 26
Jimi Keating, Spalding University

Keating, a senior from Bardstown, Ky., worked a complete game shutout win over Iowa Wesleyan to claim his third Player of the Week honor this season. Keating blanked the Tigers while allowing just three hits over seven innings of work. He struck out nine batters and walked just one as he notched his fifth win of the season.

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 19, 2018
Kyler Kent, Webster University

Kent, a sophomore from Pottsboro, Texas, helped the Gorloks to three wins over ranked teams last week, leading their offensive attack with a .591 batting average. Kent recorded a hit in all five games on the week and finished with four multi-hit games. His best day was against #10 Southern Maine when he had a career-high four hits. Kent was 13-of-22 at the plate with four doubles and finished the week with six runs scored and three runs batted in. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 19, 2018
Matt Mulhearn, Webster University

Mulhearn, a sophomore from Chicago Heights, Ill., picked up his team-leading third win of the season by topping #11 St. Scholastica during the Gorloks spring break trip. Mulhearn worked 7 innings in the 6-3 win, allowing no runs and just two hits during his start. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and would finish the game with a career-high seven strikeouts. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 12, 2018
Jackson Pendrod, Fontbonne University

Jackson Penrod, a junior, helped the Griffins to three wins last week; buoying the offense which exploded for 36 runs in four games including a pair of double-digit run games. Penrod hit .667 on the week with three runs batted in, crossing the plate five times. He finished 12-of-18 with the bat and held an on-base percentage of .700 on the week. Penrod tallied multiple hits in all four games, extending his hitting streak to six games, and was 5-for-5 in a win over Montclair State. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 12, 2018
Brett Lange, Fontbonne University

Lange continues to be the Griffins man coming out of the bullpen. Making two more appearances last week Lange added a win in 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Aurora. Coming in during the first inning with a five-run deficit Lange limited Aurora to just two hits and no runs while striking out five to allow the Griffins to mount a come back win. Lange worked another two innings of relief in his team's win over Montclair State. He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out four. On the week he finished with a 1.42 earned-run average and nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 5, 2018
Clay Kelly, Spalding University

Clay Kelly was active in all five games for the Golden Eagles last week, picking up at least one hit and driving in at least one run in all five games. Kelly hit .529 on the week with one home run and 11 runs batted in. He put together three multi-hit games including a 3-for-4 game against Wisconsin-Platteville; in which he also drove in a weekly high four runs. Kelly also had three games with multiple RBI and crossed the plate four times on the week. He finished 9-for-17 at the plate with a .625 on-base percentage and a .882 slugging percentage. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - MARCH 5, 2018
Jimi Keating, Spalding University

Jimi Keating continues his strong 2018 season by claiming his second straight SLIAC Pitcher of the Week award.  Keating, a senior from Bardstown, Ky., worked seven scoreless innings in a win over DePauw. He allowed just two hits and walked only two batters, facing just 26 total batters in the complete game win. Keating struck out eight while picking up the win and held opponents to a .091 average in the game. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - FEB. 26, 2018
Joseph Belarde, Iowa Wesleyan University

Joseph Belarde, a senior outfielder, helped the Tigers offense plate 40 runs over three games on the weekend including a 26 run explosion in a win over Lawrence. In the game Belarde hit for the cycle, going 6-of-7 at the plate with two home runs and eight runs batted in. In addition to hitting for the cycle, one of his home runs was a grand slam that gave the Tigers the lead. For the week Belarde hit .538 with two long balls while driving in nine and scoring eight runs. Belarde finished with a .625 on-base percentage and a 1.308 slugging percentage. 

SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - FEB. 26, 2018
Jimi Keating, Spalding University

Jimi Keating, the NCAA Division III leader in strikeouts in 2017, picked up where he left off last season with an 18 strikeout game over the weekend against Aurora. Keating worked 8 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits while striking out 18 and walking none. The 18 strikeouts are a school record while Spalding pitchers totaled 22 strikeouts in the game, the third most in NCAA Division III history.