The first SLIAC/Diamond Sports Players of the Week for the 2017 baseball season go to Webster University's Matt Goro and Matt Wollnik.
SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS HITTER OF THE WEEK - FEB. 27
Matt Wollnik wasted little time in asserting himself this spring fro the Gorloks with an explosive first week of the 2017 season. Wollnik, a senior shortstop from Naperville, Ill., hit .429 with two home runs and seven runs batted in last week, helping Webster to two wins. Wollnik's power was unexpected, as he had two home runs total in his previous three years. He picked up at least a hit in all three games including three hits in a 5-3 win over Rhodes. He drove in five in the week's final game, against Millsaps. On the week he finished 6-of-14 with five runs scored and 1.000 slugging percentage.
SLIAC/DIAMOND SPORTS PITCHER OF THE WEEK - FEB. 27
Matt Goro notched a win in his only start last week, as Webster defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor 14-2 in his start. Goro, a senior from Wildwood, Mo., went five scoreless innings in the game and held opposing batters to just four hits while walking only one. Goro also struck out six batters before giving way to the Gorlok bullpen with the game in hand.
- Kyle Olliges, Spalding University (Baseball) Olliges struck out 11 batters over seven innings, picking up the win over Penn State-Behrend.