Week #15: NCAA Division I College Baseball, Top Tier Alumni Roundup

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Week #15: NCAA Division I College Baseball, Top Tier Alumni Roundup
This week saw Trey Schramm throw really well in relief for Xavier in the Big East Championships, where Xavier lost in the Championship to UConn. Shramm made two appearances throwing a combined 1.2 innings earning a save vs. Seton Hall, and in total he gave up 0 earned runs off 2 hits and 0 walks. Kevin Davis a reliever for USC-Upstate threw well again in relief for the Spartans, but it wasn't enough as they got ousted at the Big South Championships. Davis went 2.2 innings giving up 0 runs off 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Jordan Libman finished his career well off as well collecting 3 hits in the Missouri Valley Championships for Illinois State with a homer and 3 RBI's. Here are the rest of the highlights from Week 15 from all of our Top Tier alums:

Division I Player of the Week:

Trey Schramm
, RHP, Xavier

Schramm was lights out in the Big East Championships for Xavier this past weekend. Schramm made two appearances in relief. He earned his 4th save of the year closing out a game vs. Seton Hall and he came in vs. UConn in the Championship game. He went 1.2 innings giving up 0 earned runs off 2 hits and 0 walks. Xavier lost in the Big East Championship to UConn and finished the year 28-26 overall. Schramm finished his last season with a 2-0 record with 4 saves with a 4.85 ERA with 15 appearances in 26 innings of work with 24 strikeouts. Schramm finished his career with the most career appearances of any pitcher in Xavier history with 101 appearances in his career there. 

The Best of the Rest for Week #15:

Kevin Davis
, RHP, USC-Upstate

Davis once again showed his dominance out of the bullpen in the Big South Championships where he made one appearance throwing 2.2 innings out of the bullpen vs. Campbell giving up 0 runs off 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. USC-Upstate lost both playoff games vs. Gardner-Webb and Campbell to finish the year 37-16 overall. Davis finished the year leading the team with a 1.57 ERA with 11 saves in 28.2 innings of work with 42 strikeouts. 

Jordan Libman, OF, Illinois State

Libman finished his career off with a bang in the Missouri Valley Championships where he collected 3 hits for the Redbirds with a homer and 3 RBI's. ISU beat Evansville but lost to Indiana State and Valpo to finish the year 23-34 overall. Libman finished his senior season hitting .307 with 10 doubles, 2 triples, 5 homers and 28 RBI's. 

Stephen Hill, 3B, Morehead State

Hill went 3 for 9, hitting .333 with an RBI in the Ohio Valley Championships this past weekend. Morehead State got beat by Murray State and Austin Peay to finish 24-23 overall. Hill finished the year hitting .294 with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers and 34 RBI's. 

Andrew Hoffmann, RHP, Illinois

Hoffmann threw really well in his Friday night start vs. Rutgers going 6.2 innings giving up 2 runs off 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3. Illinois lost 2 of 3 to Rutgers and finished 22-22 overall on the year. Hoffmann finished the year 3-0 in 11 starts with a 2.87 ERA in 62.2 innings with 64 strikeouts. 

Brandon Williams, RHP, Presbyterian 

Williams made a start in the Big South Championships vs. Gardner-Webb where he went 3 innings giving up 2 earned runs off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. The Blue Hose beat Gardner-Webb and Campbell twice to win the Big South Championship and earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Division 1 Championships. They will face Vanderbilt in the 1st round of the Nashville Regional this weekend. The Blue Hose are 22-21 overall and Williams is 2-1 in 14 appearances this year with a 5.91 ERA in 32 innings of work with 21 strikeouts. 

Tony Livermore, INF, Northwestern

Livermore hit his 1st collegiate home run with 2 RBI's this past weekend vs. Ohio State. Northwestern lost both games to Ohio State and finished the year 14-21 overall. Livermore hit .203 with a triple, a homer and 5 RBI's. 

Kellen Sarver, 1B, Illinois 

Sarver collected 2 hits vs. Rutgers last weekend with a homer and an RBI. Rutgers took 2 of 3 from Illinois and the Fighting Illini finished the year 22-22 overall. Sarver finished the year hitting .287 with 8 doubles, 8 homers and 33 RBI's. 

Keaton Rice, C, Bradley

Rice went 1 for 6  in the Missouri Valley Championships. Bradley lost to Southern Illinois and Dallas Baptist to finish the year 20-22 overall. Rice finished the year hitting .216 with 7 doubles, 3 homers and 17 RBI's.

Robby McGaha, OF, USC-Upstate

McGaha went 1 for 3 in the Big South Championships. USC-Upstate lost to Gardner-Webb and Campbell to finish the year 37-16 overall. McGaha finished the year hitting .282 with a double and 11 RBI's. 

Hank Christie, RHP, Northwestern 

Christie took the loss in his start vs. Rutgers this past weekend, going 6 innings giving up 4 runs off 7 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. Northwestern lost 2 of 3 to Rutgers and finished the year 14-21 overall. Christie made 7 appearances this year with 3 starts going 0-1 with a 4.37 ERA in 22.2 innings of work with 24 strikeouts. 

Sean Sinisko, LHP, Illinois State

Sinisko made a start in the Missouri Valley Championships going 4.1 innings giving up 5 earned runs off 8 hits and 2 walks. ISU beat Evansville and lost to Indiana State and Valpo to finish the year 23-34 overall. Sinisko finished the year 5-5 with a 4.44 ERA in 71 innings of work with 52 strikeouts. 

Chase Stanke, C, Minnesota 

Stanke collected 2 hits with a double and an RBI for the Gophers this past weekend. Minnesota lost to Penn State and split with Purdue to finish the year 6-31 overall. Stanke finished the year hitting .272 with 4 doubles, 2 homers and 17 RBI's. 

Mark DiLuia, RHP, Maryland

DiLuia who has been nagged by injuries all this year, got to throw to one batter on Senior Day vs. Indiana this past weekend, and struck out the one batter he faced to help the Maryland get the win. Maryland took 2 of 3 from Indiana to be 28-16 overall. Maryland earned an at large bid into the NCAA Division 1 Tournament this upcoming weekend and will face Charlotte in the 1st round of the Greenville Regional. 

Andrew Wilhite, OF, Minnesota

Wilhite got one hit this past weekend for the Gophers who lost to Penn State and split with Purdue to finish the year 6-31 overall. Wilhite finished the year hitting .248 with 6 doubles, a homer and 8 RBI's.


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