Week #4 in College Baseball: Top Tier Alumni Roundup

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Week #4 in College Baseball: Top Tier Alumni Roundup

Top Performances in D1 Baseball: Bryce Barnett, Arizona State RHP has the top performance after making two relief appearances this past week, giving up 0 runs in 4 innings of work while striking out 8 for the #9 ranked Sun Devils. 

Bryce Barnett, Arizona State

Barnett was lights out this past week in his two relief appearances. Barnett came into the midweek game vs. Cal State Fullerton and only threw 0.1 innings but got the strikeout needed to have 0 runs on the board. The Sun Devils won both games vs. Cal State Fullerton in the midweek games. Then Barnett picked up his 1st collegiate win in relief vs. Fresno State on the weekend, where he tossed and almost perfect 3.2 innings giving up 0 runs off only 1 hit while striking out 7. Barnett has 17 strikeouts in just 8.1 innings of work this season for the Top 10 ranked Arizona State team. ASU swept Fresno State and moved to an impressive 13-4 overall on the year. 

Cam Redding, Saint Louis 
Redding collected multiple hits in 3 of the 4 games he played in this past week, absolutely ripping the cover off the ball going 9 for 16, hitting .563 with a double and 6 RBI's. Saint Louis beat SIUE in the midweek game and swept Bowling Green over the weekend to improve to 10-4 overall on the year. Redding in leading the team with 12 RBI's on the year for the Billikens. 

Jordie Libman, Illinois State
Libman had a great week at the plate, collecting hits in every game he played this week, going 7 for 16, hitting .438 with 4 RBI's. Illinois State beat #13 ranked Arkansas in their midweek game, along with beating VCU and splitting with Jacksonville this weekend. ISU is now 6-8 overall on the year. 

Anfernee Crompton, Army
Crompton had his best weekend of the season so far, going 5 for 11, hitting .455 with a double, a stolen base and 2 RBI's. Army however continues to struggle as they lost to UIC and Western Michigan while beating Saint Joseph's to finish off their North Charlotte week. Army is now 5-11 overall on the year and Crompton is hitting .412 in 17 at bats. 

Kevin Davis, USC-Upstate
Davis made two relief appearances this past week and marveled in both of them. In his 1st appearance vs. Michigan State in the midweek game, Davis threw 1 inning to earn the save giving up 0 runs off 1 hit while striking out all three batters. Davis then threw again in relief over the weekend vs. Northwestern where he went 3.2 innings giving up only 1 run off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 3. USC-Upstate beat the Citadel and Michigan State in the midweek games, lost to Western Carolina and split with Northwestern on the weekend. USC-Upstate is now 11-5 overall on the year. 

Dakota Kotowski, Missouri State
Kotowski continues to put up huge power numbers for the Bears offensively. This past week, he went 5 for 14, hitting .357 with 2 homers and a double while collecting 8 RBI's. Missouri State went on to beat Oklahoma State in the midweek game and took 2 of 3 from Maine to improve to 8-7 overall on the year. Kotowski leads the Bears with 3 homers and 16 RBI's on the year. 

Zach Fricke, Valpo
Fricke threw very well in relief this past weekend vs. Georgia Southern, where he threw 4 scoreless innings giving up only 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 1. Valpo however had a rough week getting beat by Nicholls State in the midweek and got swept by Georgia Southern to fall to 1-13 overall on the year. 

Danny Doligale, Illinois
Doligale continues to impress at the plate for the Fighting Illini as he went 6 for 17, hitting .353 this past week with a triple and 2 RBI's. Illinois beat Chicago State in the midweek game and took 2 of 3 from Elon over the weekend to improve to 8-5 overall. Doligale is hitting .316 as a true freshman with 6 stolen bases so far. 

Matt Burch, Old Dominion
Burch had another great week at the dish, going 5 for 15, hitting .333 with an RBI to help the Monarchs beat VMI in the midweek and sweep Rutgers over the weekend. ODU is now 12-2 overall and looking to be a ranked team soon enough. 

Marius Balandis
, Saint Louis 
Balandis threw well again in relief this past week, tossing 2 scoreless innings on only 2 hits while striking out 2. Saint Louis beat SIUE and swept Bowling Green to improve to 10-4 overall. 

Konnor Ash, Missouri
Ash had another quality start this past weekend for the Tigers vs. Western Illinois. Ash got his second win of the year tossing 5.2 innings giving up only 2 runs off 3 hits and 3 walks while striking out 7. Missouri swept Western Illinois and improved to 9-5 overall. Ash in his 4 starts is 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA and has 29 strikeouts in his 21.2 innings of work. 

Hank Christie, Northwestern
Christie made his 1st start of the year this year after coming back from injury and was very good. Christie only went 2 innings but they were a good two as he gave up 0 runs off only 2 hits while striking out 2 vs. UIC in the midweek game. Northwestern beat UIC and Western Carolina and split with USC-Upstate to improve to 6-7 overall on the year. Expect more out of Christie in the weeks to come. 

Austin Blazevic
, SEMO
Blazevic collected a hit in every game this past week, going 6 for 19, hitting .316 with a double and 3 RBI's. SEMO beat Arkansas State in the midweek game and took 2 of 3 from UT-Martin to improve to 9-7 overall on the year. 

Andrew McKenna
, Holy Cross
McKenna had a good week at the plate, where he went 6 for 19, hitting .316 with 3 RBI's. Holy Cross beat Cal State Bakersfield twice and lost 3 of 4 to Cal State Riverside and are now 5-9 overall on the year. 

Sean Sinisko, Illinois State
Sinisko continues to look really good as a starter for the Redbirds. Sinisko picked up the win vs. Jacksonville this past weekend, going 5 innings giving up only 1 run off 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. Sinisko in his 4 starts this year, is 1-1 with a 3.80 ERA and has 15 strikeouts with only 2 walks in 21.1 innings. ISU beat Arkansas, VCU and split with Jacksonville this past week to improve to 6-8 overall.

Andrew Wilhite, Minnesota
Wilhite collected a hit in every game this past week, going 6 for 20, hitting .300 with 3 RBI's. Minnesota however continues to stumble as they lost to North Dakota State and South Dakota State in the midweek games and lost 2 of 3 to Utah on the weekend. Minnesota is now 6-10 overall on the year. 

Kellen Sarver, Ilinois
Sarver was again very solid collecting 5 hits over the week with 4 RBI's. Illinois beat Chicago State in the midweek and took 2 of 3 vs. Elon over the weekend and are now 8-5 overall.

Jack Carberry
, Western Illinois
Carberry was very good out of relief vs. Missouri this past weekend. Carberry tossed 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball giving up only 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 2. Western Illinois however got swept by Missouri and are now 0-12 overall to start the year. 

Brandon McPherson, Northern Illinois
McPherson threw very well in his start this past weekend vs. Southern Illinois. He earned a no-decision after throwing 5.2 innings giving up only 2 runs off 5 hits and 4 walks while striking out 8. Northern Illinois got swept by SIU over the weekend and are now 7-8 overall on the year. McPherson in his 4 starts has 20 strikeouts in 20.1 innings of work.

Ryan Altenberger, Xavier
Altenberger is finally starting to get back in to last years form as he collected 4 hits this past week with a homer, a triple and collected 5 RBI's. Xavier beat Northern Kentucky in the midweek game and lost 2 of 3 to #17 ranked Long Beach State. Xavier is now 5-9 overall on the year. 

Scott Meitzler, North Carolina A&T
Meitzler made his 1st appearance on the mound this year, tossing one inning of relief vs. Lehigh giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 2. Meitzler also went 1 for 4 in his DH role as well. The Aggies beat Elon and lost 2 of 3 vs. Lehigh and are now 7-8 overall on the year. 

Cosi Scinta, North Alabama
Scinta made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. Georgia State, tossing a scoreless inning off 0 hits and striking out 1. North Alabama got swept by Georgia State and are now 3-12 overall on the year. 

Mark DiLuia, Maryland
DiLuia got one relief appearance this past weekend vs. Bryant where he went a scoreless inning giving up only 1 hit. Maryland beat Delaware and swept Bryant to improve to 10-4 overall. DiLuia has a 0.00 ERA on the year so far in relief. 

Connor Tomasic, Purdue
Tomasic made two relief appearances this past week, tossing a total of 1.2 innings giving up 0 runs off only 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 1. Purdue however struggled this week, losing to Indiana and losing 2 of 3 to Western Kentucky to fall to 7-7 overall. 

Keegan Bates
, Valpo
Bates made one relief appearance vs. Georgia Southern, tossing one scoreless inning off 0 hits while striking out 2. Valpo lost all 4 games they played this week and are 1-13 overall. 

Brady Miller, Western Michigan
Miller got a no-decision in his start vs. Army this past week down in Florida. Miller tossed 7 strong innings giving up 4 runs off 9 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2. Western Michigan beat St. Bonaventure, Army, Northeastern and Villanova on their Florida trip. The Broncos only loss was to Iowa. Western Michigan is now 9-6 overall on the year.

Scott Youngbrandt, Saint Louis
Youngbrandt got a start this past week going 2 innings giving up only 1 run off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3. Saint Louis won all 4 games this past week to improve to 10-4 overall.

Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest
Seymour collected 4 more hits this past week, helping the Demon Deacons beat Sacred Heart and win one game on the weekend vs. #3 ranked Louisville. Wake Forest is now 9-7 overall on the year. 

Gavin Doyle, Western Michigan
Doyle collected 4 hits this past week with a double and 2 RBI's. Western Michigan won 5 out of 5 games on their Florida trip this past week to improve to 9-6 overall. 

Michael Gurka, Minnesota
Gurka made his collegiate debut this past week out of the bullpen. He made two appearances tossing 0.2 innings giving up 3 runs off 1 hit and 4 walks while striking out 1. Minnesota lost 4 of 5 games they played in this week to fall to 6-10 overall. 




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