Week #14 in College Baseball

by Matt Plante
Vice President 

Week #14 in College Baseball
Top Performances of Top Tier Alumni: Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest finishes the regular season as the Division I RBI King with 92 on the year, after racking up 11 more this past week. 



Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest

Seymour continues his dominance at the plate as the regular season finished up. Seymour went 8 for 21, hitting .381 this past week with a homer, two doubles and 11 RBI's. Wake Forest ended up losing to Radford in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 to Clemson to finish 30-25 overall and 14-16 in the ACC. Seymour with another week, finished the regular season as the RBI King of Division I, racking up 92 RBI's on the year. Seymour being the beast he was at the plate this year, earned ACC Player of the Year, hitting .377 with 19 doubles, 9 homers, 92 RBI's, a slugging % of .579, an on base % of .437 earning his First Team All-Conference for 1B. Wake Forest will take on Florida State in the first round of the ACC Tournament this week to try to earn a bid into the NCAA Division I Regionals.

Matt Burch, Old Dominion
Burch finished the regular season off with a bang, going 10 for 22, hitting .454 with a double and 8 RBI's. ODU beat VMI in the midweek game and took 2 of 3 vs. Western Kentucky to finish the regular season at 35-19 overall and 16-14 in C-USA. Burch finished the year hitting .298 with 11 doubles, 2 homers, 32 RBI's and 14 stolen bases. ODU will take on Western Kentucky in the first round of the C-USA Tournament trying to earn a bid in the NCAA Division I Regionals. 

Stephen Hill, Morehead State
Hill had multiple hits in every game this past week, going 7 for 18, hitting .389 with a homer, a double and 3 RBI's. Morehead State beat Dayton in the midweek game and swept SEMO over the weekend to finish the regular season at 37-19 overall and 19-11 in the OVC. Hill finished the year hitting .312 with 8 doubles, 5 homers, 34 RBI's, .434 slugging % and .423 on base %.  Morehead State earned the #2 seed in the OVC Tournament this upcoming weekend. 

Brady Miller, Western Michigan 
Miller got the win vs. Ohio University this past weekend, throwing a complete-game 9 inning gem, giving up only 1 run off 8 hits while striking out 5. Miller was named Co-Pitcher of the Week in the MAC for his efforts. Western Michigan however lost 2 of 3 vs. Ohio and didn't make the MAC Tournament, as they finished 18-31 overall and 11-13 in the MAC. Miller also earned 2nd Team All-MAC and was a team best 3.15 ERA as a freshman for the Broncos with a 5-2 record with 49 strikeouts in 60 innings of work. 

Willie Bourbon, Northwestern
Bourbon finished his senior season off in style, going 5 for 13, hitting .385 with two doubles and RBI. Northwestern however lost to Notre Dame in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 to Minnesota to get ousted out of the last spot to get into the Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats finished 24-27 overall and 11-13 in the Big Ten. Bourbon finished hitting .242 on the year with 9 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers and 31 RBI's. 

Austin Blazevic, SEMO
Blazevic had a solid weekend at the plate, going 4 for 11, hitting .364 with a double and an RBI. SEMO got swept by Morehead State and finished the year 23-32 overall and 10-20 in the OVC. Blazevic finished the year hitting .281 with 6 doubles, a triple, 3 homers, 25 RBI's and a .414 slugging %.

Bobby Kametas, Creighton
Kametas made two appearances this past week vs. Villanova picking up a save in one of them. Kametas went a total of 2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit while striking out 1. Creighton swept Villanova over the weekend to win the regular season Big East Championship. Creighton finished 35-11 overall and 14-4 in the Big East and are ranked 25th nationally. Kametas finished 2-0 with 8 saves, a 1.69 ERA in 19 appearances with 23 strikeouts in 21.1 innings and held opponents to a .090 batting average. Creighton will take on Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament, looking to get a bid in the Division I Regionals.

Jordan Libman, Illinois State
Libman went 4 for 11, hitting .364 wiht a double this past weekend to help the Redbirds earn Co-Champs of the MVC regular season. ISU took 2 of 3 from Evansville to improve to 32-22 overall and 14-7 in the MVC. Libman finished the regular season hitting .306 with 11 doubles, 2 homers, 27 RBI's and .429 on base %. ISU will one of the top seeds in the MVC with Dallas Baptist this upcoming MVC Tournament to earn a bid into the Division I Regionals. 

Keaton Rice, Bradley
Rice went 3 for 10 with a homer and 5 RBI's this past weekend to help Bradley earn a 5 seed in the MVC Tournament. Bradley lost 2 of 3 to Indiana State to finish the regular season 31-18 overall and 11-10 in the MVC. Rice hit .214 with 12 doubles, a homer, 14 RBI's and a .425 on base %. 

Mitch Vogrin, Illinois State
Vogrin made two appearances this past weekend, tossing a total of 2.1 innings giving up 0 runs off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1. ISU took 2 of 3 vs. Evansville to improve to 32-22 overall and become regular season Co-Champions of the MVC. Vogrin finished the year 2-0 with a 3.77 ERA and had 25 strikeouts in 28.2 innings of work.

Mark DiLuia, Maryland
DiLuia helped Maryland get a much needed sweep over Iowa this past weekend to get into the Big Ten Tournament. Maryland finished 28-27 overall and 12-12 in the Big Ten to earn a 6 seed in the Tournament. DiLuia made two appearances, tossing a total of 3.1 innings giving up 1 run off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 7. DiLuia on the year finished 2-1 with a 5.73 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 33 innings of work.

Dalton Parker, Purdue
Parker made two relief appearances in their final weekend of play, tossing a total of 4.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2. Purdue got swept by Ohio State and finished the year 20-34 overall and 7-16 in the Big Ten. Parker finished the year 0-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 23.1 innings of work. 

Robby McGaha, USC-Upstate
McGaha collected 4 hits this past week with a triple and 2 RBI's. USC-Upstate lost 2 of 3 to Winthrop to finish 23-29 overall and 9-17 in the Big South and will take on Charleston Southern in the Big South Tournament. McGaha finished the regular season hitting .254 with 6 doubles, 4 triples, 2 homers and 23 RBI's.

Cal Coughlin
, TCU
Coughlin made one relief appearance vs. #8 Texas Tech going 3 innings giving up 1 run off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2. TCU lost 2 of 3 to Texas Tech and finished 29-24 overall and 11-13 in the Big XII. TCU will have to make a deep run into the Big XII Tournament to get into a Division I Regional. Coughlin finished the year 2-0 with a 5.50 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 18 innings. 

Cam Redding, Saint Louis
Redding collected 3 hits this past week with a double and an RBI. Saint Louis lost 2 of 3 vs. Richmond to finish 25-28 overall and 13-11 in the A-10. Saint Louis will take on Davidson in the opening rounds of the A-10 tournament. Redding finished the year hitting .314 as a freshman with 8 doubles, a triple, 26 RBI's and a .438 on base %. 

Ryan Hampe, UIC
Hampe collected 3 hits over the weekend with a double and 2 RBI's to help UIC take 2 of 3 vs. Northern Kentucky to improve to 26-21 overall and 18-11 in the Horizon. UIC is the will be the 2 seed in the Horizon Tournament. Hampe finished the year leading the team in batting average, hitting .359 as a freshman with 12 doubles, 2 homers, 37 RBI's and a slugging % of .486. For his efforts, Hampe earned All-Horizon First Team honors.

Jesse Forestell, Western Michigan
Forestell collected 3 hits to finish is career this past weekend with a homer and 4 RBI's. However, it wasn't enough to get into the MAC Tournament as the Broncos lost 2 of 3 to Ohio University to fall to 18-31 overall and 11-13 in the MAC. Forestell finished the year hitting .231 with 6 doubles, a triple, 6 homers and 30 RBI's. 

Ben Dickey, Northwestern
Dickey collected 3 hits this past weekend with 2 RBI's but the Wildcats lost 2 of 3 to Minnesota to finish 24-27 overall and 11-13 in the Big Ten. Dickey finished his senior year hitting .256 with 5 doubles, 2 homers, 15 RBI's and 13 stolen bases.

Kellen Sarver, Illinois
Sarver collected 3 hits over the weekend with a homer and double. Illinois took 2 of 3 vs. Michigan State to improve to 36-17 overall and 15-9 in the Big Ten and are ranked #20 in the country. Sarver finished the regular season hitting .268 with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers, and 26 RBI's. Illinois earned the 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and should make a Division I Regional with a good showing in the Big Ten Tournament. 

Cooper Johnson, Ole Miss
Johnson collected 2 hits this past weekend but the Rebels lost 2 of 3 vs. #23 ranked Tennessee to fall to 33-23 overall and 16-14 in the SEC. Ole Miss is ranked #15 in the country and Johnson finished the regular season hitting .270 with 10 doubles, 6 homers, 24 RBI's and a .442 slugging %. Johnson earned 2nd Team All-SEC Team this year and his team will face Missouri in the opening rounds of the SEC Tournament with a chance to host a Division I Regional.

Connor Tomasic, Purdue
Tomasic made one appearance this past weekend, tossing 2 innings giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 3. Tomasic also got a start at 3B going 2 for 5 with a triple and 2 RBI's. Purdue got swept by Ohio State and finished 20-34 overall. Tomasic finished the year with a 2.75 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 19.2 innings of work.

Brian Schrimmer
, Bradley
Schrimmer made one relief appearance this past weekend going 1 inning giving up 0 runs on 0 hits while striking out 1. Bradley lost 2 of 3 to Indiana State to fall to 31-18 overall. Bradley earned a 5 seed in the MVC Tournament. Schrimmer finished the regular season 2-0 with a save, an ERA of 1.31 and had 17 strikeouts in 20.2 innings of work.

Brett Newberg, Austin Peay
Newberg made two relief appearances this past weekend, tossing a total of 3.1 innings giving up 2 runs off 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 6. Austin Peay got swept by Jacksonville State to finish 30-23 overall and 19-11 in the OVC. Austin Peay earned a 3 seed for the upcoming OVC Tournament. Newberg finished the year 2-5 with 7 saves, a 5.23 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 41.1 innings of work.

Eric Giltz, SIUE
Giltz collected 2 hits over the weekend as SIUE took 2 of 3 vs. Murray State to finish 19-32 overall and 11-19 in the OVC. Giltz finished the year hitting .275 with 6 doubles, 2 triples and 16 RBI's.

Chase Stanke, Minnesota
Stanke 1 for 4 this past week to help Minnesota take 2 of 3 from Northwestern and moving them to 26-25 overall and 15-9 in the Big Ten. Minnesota now moves onto the Big Ten Tournament looking to earn that automatic bid into the Division I Regionals. 

Quinn Snarskis, Illinois
Snarskis made one relief appearance vs. Michigan State going 2 innings giving up 1 run off 2 hits while striking out 1. Illinois finished the year 36-17 and 15-9 in the Big Ten. Snarskis finished the year with a 5.47 ERA in 24.2 innings of work.

Dakota Kotowski, Missouri State
Kotowski got another hit and 2 RBI's this past weekend. Missouri State swept Valpo this weekend to improve to 19-34 overall and 10-11 in the MVC. Kotowski won MVC Freshman of the Year and was First Team All-MVC choice by hitting .289 with 4 doubles, 11 homers, 26 RBI's and slugging % of .578.

Mike Shereyk, SIUE
Shereyk made one relief appearance in his final regular season game going 0.1 innings with a strikeout. SIUE finished 19-32 overall and Sheyek finished 1-1 with a 7.78 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 19.2 innings of work.

Neil Lambert, Bowling Green
Lambert went 1 for 5 with a double and RBI and 4 stolen bases in his final two games of the year. Bowling Green split with NIU and finished the year 16-33 overall and 8-18 in the MAC. Lambert finished his senior year leading the team in average hitting .326 with 9 doubles, 16 RBI's 12 stolen bases and .435 on base %. 

Ryan Altenberger, Xavier
Altenberger collected 2 hits this past week with a triple and an RBI to help Xavier take 2 of 3 from Cincinnati to improve to 25-29 overall and 12-4 in the Big East. Xavier earned the 2 seed in the Big East Tournament and will take on St. Johns. Altenberger finished the year hitting .255 with 10 doubles, a triple, 5 homers, 21 RBI's and a .441 slugging %.

Joe Santoro, Army
Santoro didn't get in the Patriot League Championships vs. Navy, but Army went on to win the Patriot League and earn an automatic bid into the Division I Regionals. Army finished the year 34-24 overall and Santoro finished with a  2.08 ERA in 8.2 innings pitched.



Justin Kelly, Wayne State

Kelly went 6 for 13, hitting .462 with a homer, two doubles and 5 RBI's in the Division II Midwest Regional. Wayne State beat Quincy but then lost to UIS and Drury to end the season with a record of 35-17 overall. Kelly finished his senior campaign hitting .339 with 15 doubles, a triple, 11 homers, 55 RBI's and a .612 slugging %.

Jacob Nagel, Bellarmine
Nagel made one relief appearance in the Division II Midwest Regional vs. Tiffin, where he went 4 innings giving up 1 earned run off 2 hits while striking out 3. Bellarmine beat Northwood and lost to Tiffin and Ashland to finish the year 34-21 overall. Nagel finished the year 1-2 with a 5.52 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 44 innings of work.



Nate Tholl, Webster

Tholl went 5 for 17, hitting .294 with a triple, a double and 2 RBI's to help Webster win their Division III Regional and move on to the Super Regionals. Webster beat Bethany Lutheran, Wisconsin-Whitewater and North Central to move to 35-11 overall. Webster will take on the #1 ranked Concordia-Chicago in the Super Regionals. On the year, Tholl is hitting .327 with 13 doubles, a triple, 2 homers, 21 RBI's, a .469 slugging % and a .441 on base %. 

Travis Hank, MIT
Hank made one relief appearance in the Division III Regionals vs. Southern Maine, tossing 2 innings giving up 0 earned runs off 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. MIT beat Oswego State and lost to New England College and Southern Maine to finish the year 23-19-1 overall. Hank finished his senior year with a 2-1 record, a 3.91 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 23 innings of work.




Vincent Massaglia, Illinois Central College


Massaglia went 5 for 13, hitting .385 with a homer and 7 RBI's in the Region 24 Tournament. ICC beat Spoon River and lost to Lincoln Land and Lewis & Clark to finish the year 25-26 overall. Massaglia finished the year hitting .390 with 19 doubles, 2 triples, 8 homers, 53 RBI's, a .648 slugging % and a .440 on base %. 

Mike Bieterman, Heartland CC
Bieterman collected a hit in every game of the Region 24 Tournament going 4 for 10, hitting .400 with 2 RBI's. Heartland beat Vincennes and lost to Danville and Parkland to finish the year 32-20 overall. Bieterman finished the year hitting .342 with 6 doubles, a homer, 15 RBI's, a .461 slugging % and a .479 on base %. 

Andrew Zapka, Heartland
Zapka got Heartland's only win in the Region Tournament, throwing a complete game 9 innings giving up only 1 earned run off 6 hits and 4 walks while striking out 6. Heartland finished the year 32-20 overall and Zapka finished 6-2 with a 3.73 ERA and had 60 strikeouts in 62.2 innings of work.

Ashton Creal, John A. Logan
Creal went 3 for 8 in the Region 24 Championship vs. Rend Lake with a homer, two doubles and 4 RBI's. John A. Logan lost in the Championship game to Rend Lake to finish the year 44-13 overall. Creal finished the year hitting .395 with 10 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers, 36 RBI's, 38 stolen bases, a .503 on base % and a .546 slugging %. 

Shakur Jackson, Heartland 
Jackson went 4 for 13, hitting .308 with a homer and 3 RBI's in the Region 24 Tournament. Heartland beat Vincennes and lost to Danville and Parkland to finish the year 32-20 overall. Jackson finished the year hitting .289 with 10 doubles, 3 homers, 19 RBI's, a .485 slugging % and a .402 on base %. 

Marius Balandis, Iowa Western 
Balandis made one relief appearance in the Northern District Tournament vs. Wabash Valley where he went 1 inning giving up 5 runs off 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 1. Iowa Western went on to defeat Wabash Valley and are now moving onto the JUCO World Series. Iowa Western is 48-9 overall and Balandis is 4-0 with a save an a 5.75 ERA and has 32 strikeouts in 20.1 innings of work.



Braden Mosley, Tennessee Wesleyan 

Mosley went 6 for 11, hitting .545 in the Kingsport Regional with a hit in every game, including a triple and 2 RBI's. Tennessee Wesleyan beat Madonna, Webber International to move onto the NAIA World Series. Tennessee Wesleyan is now 52-9 overall and Mosley is hitting .401 on the year with 7 doubles, a triple, 16 homers, 58 RBI's, a .803 slugging % and a .506 on base %. 

Malcolm Grady, Campbellsville
Grady made one relief appearance in the Kingsport Bracket, going 2.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Campbellsville beat Marian but then lost to Webber International and Madonna to finish 32-20 overall. Grady finished the year with a 2-1 record, a save, an ERA of 1.60 and had 44 strikeouts in 45 innings of work.

Ben Zordani, Saint Xavier
Zordani went 3 for 7 in their two games in the NAIA Regional Tournament with 2 RBI's. Saint Xavier lost to Union and Indiana Southeast to finish 34-17 overall. Zordani hit .246 on the year with 4 doubles, a triple, a homer and 21 RBI's. 



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