Week #9 in College Baseball

Week #9 in College Baseball
Top Tier Alumni Roundup: Top Performances from the week

Quinn Snarskis, Illinois
Snarskis, after having a week off, came back strong this week with a win vs. Rutgers to improve himself to 4-1 as a starter for the Fighting Illini. Snarskis went 6.2 innings giving up 0 earned runs on just 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. Illinois beat Illinois State in the midweek and swept Rutgers over the weekend to improve to 23-8 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten. Snarskis has a 3.67 ERA on the year, and has a been a staple on the weekend rotation.

Eric Giltz, SIUE
Giltz had an explosive breakout week at the plate going 8 for 19, hitting .421 with a triple and two doubles. However, this offensive outburst didn’t help SIUE much as they lost the midweek game to Western Illinois and got swept by Morehead State over the weekend to fall to 7-26 overall.

Hank Christie, Northwestern
Christie made a quality start over the weekend vs. #10 ranked, Indiana. Christie went 6 innings giving up only 1 run on 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 6. Christie was in line to get the win but the Wildcats bullpen let it slip away for Christie to get a no-decision. The Wildcats got swept over the weekend and slip to 1-11 in the Big Ten.

Mark DiLuia, Maryland
DiLuia got a no-decision in his start vs. James Madison in the midweek game. DiLuia pitched great going 7 innings giving up only 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. Maryland went extra innings to finally pick up the win. However, the Terps loss both games vs. Michigan over the weekend and are now 16-19 overall and 3-5 in the Big Ten.

Marshawn Taylor, Grambling State
Taylor collected a hit all 4 games played this week going 6 for 18, hitting .333 with 4 RBI’s. Grambling lost a close one to #2 Arkansas in the midweek and took 2 of 3 from Arkansas-Pine Bluff over the weekend to move to 18-18 overall and 11-7 in the SWAC.

Bobby Seymour, Wake Forest
Seymour collected a hit in every game this past weekend vs. Boston College with two doubles. Wake Forest lost in the midweek to #17 ranked Coastal Carolina but then swept Boston College over the weekend to improve to 17-20 overall and 10-8 in the ACC.

Jack Carberry, Western Illinois
Carberry got 2 innings of relief work in vs. SIUE in the midweek. Western Illinois beat SIUE and Carberry threw 2 innings giving up 0 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4. Carberry in limited outings has a 2.79 ERA as a freshman for the Leathernecks. Due to poor weather conditions Western Illinois only got one game in on the weekend vs. Nebraska-Omaha and lost to slip them to 7-20 overall.

Cal Coughlin, TCU
Cal made 2 appearances out of the pen for the Horned Frogs last week. He totaled 1 inning pitched, giving up 3 hits, no earned runs or walks, and one strikeout.

Richard Fordon, Northwestern
Fordon got a big save in the midweek game vs. Notre Dame preserving a 2-0 lead into the 9th. Fordon went the last inning giving up 0 runs on 0 hits while striking 2. Northwestern however got swept over the weekend vs. #10 ranked, Indiana and fell to 9-20 overall and 1-11 in the Big Ten.

Ryan Altenberger, Xavier
Altenberger collected 4 hits this past week, however Xavier lost 5 of 6 games played this week. Xavier lost 2 of 3 vs. Seton Hall on the weekend and lost both midweek games vs. Miami (OH) and Wright State to slip to 12-23 overall and 2-4 in the Big East.

Anfernee Crompton, Army
Crompton had himself a week, going 7-14 with 4 runs scored and 4 RBI against Manhattan during the mid-week double header as well as against Lafayette over the weekend. Army was 5-0 on the week with a run differential of 50-11, and they continue to roll this spring.

Joe Santoro, Army
Santoro made multiple appearances out of the pen this week. He totaled 1.2 innings with 2 K’s and no runs allowed.

Ryan Hodgett, Bradley
Hodgett made his start in game 2 of Bradley’s weekend series against Evansville. He scattered 6 hits and gave up only 2 runs but did not factor into the decision.

Keaton Rice, Bradley
Rice continued to swing a hot bat this spring, going 5-10, scoring at least 1 run every game, and knocking in 3 runs as well. Keaton continues to play a pivotal role as Bradley’s everyday backstop.

Brian Schrimmer, Bradley
Schrimmer made two relief appearances this past week. He threw 1.2 innings, striking out 3, and not allowing any runs to cross the plate.

Brady Huffman, Illinois State
Huffman made his start in game 2 of ISU’s weekend series at Indiana State this weekend. He had a strong outing, going 6.1 innings and scattering 7 hits with no walks while striking out 4 and surrendering 4 runs, ultimately getting a no-decision for his efforts.

Jordy Libman, Illinois State
Libman continued to make the most of his at-bats this past week. He went 2-4 with a double, a couple walks, 2 RBI, and a run scored.

Michael Sebby, Illinois State
Sebby made two relief appearances this week. In his mid-week outing against Illinois he threw one scoreless inning. Over the weekend Sebby went 1.1 innings to earn his first win of the season, striking out 2 and walking none against Indiana State.

Travis Upp, IPFW
Upp had a successful weekend. He went 2-9 with 3 RBI, including his second home run of the season. Upp is hitting .290 on the year and leads the team in RBI with 16.

Angel Sandoval, St. Francis
Sandoval had another strong outing over the weekend. In his start he scattered 7 hits over 7 innings of work, giving up 3 runs to go along with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks. Despite the strong performance Sandoval and St. Francis took the loss.

Ben Zordani, Saint Xavier
Zordani had a tremendous week offensively. He went 7-12 on the weekend with 3 doubles, 4 runs scored, and 7 RBI.

Louis Niemerg, Maryville
Niemerg had himself an excellent weekend at the plate and on the mound. In the first two games, playing 1B, he went 3-8 with a double and an RBI. In game 3 he went the distance on the mound, giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 9 strikeouts and two walks in the 7 inning complete game performance.

Michael Schalasky, U Indy
Schalasky made on relief appearance over the weekend for U Indy. He threw 2 innings giving up 1 earned run and 3 hits.

Gunnar Haskins, Augustana
Haskins helped Augustana go 3-0 over the weekend. He notched 3 RBI, with a home run and 2 runs scored in their 3 games.

Brian Musielak, Concordia-Chicago
Musielak’s quality start over the weekend helped pave the way to a victory over the University of Debuke. He went 6 strong innings, giving up only 2 hits and 1 earned run on his way to earning the win and settling in at 2-1 on the season thus far.

Max Maney, Carroll University
Maney was fantastic in both of his outings last week, earning two saves over 3 innings pitched. He gave up a total of 1 hit, no walks, 1 strikeout, and 0 runs.

Michael Bieterman, Heartland CC
Bieterman had a strong week at the plate. He went 3-9, scored 3 runs, 1 RBI, and 3 walks in his 4 games. Heartland had an impressive week, winning all of their games to remain unbeaten this month.

Shakur Jackson, Heartland CC
Jackson did some damage at the plate in his 4 games played this week. He hit .300 with 3 doubles, 3 walks, and 4 RBI as he helped Heartland continue their 16 game winning streak.

Andrew Zapka, Heartland CC
Zapka did his part for Heartland in his one start on the mound this past week. He threw a complete game win, going 5 innings and giving up no runs on 1 hit with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Michael Gunartt, Triton
Gunnart had a solid week, going 3-9 with a double and 3 runs scored.

Ryan Fish, University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley
Fish, who got the start in every game this past week, went 3-9 at the plate along with having 4 walks and 2 hit-by-pitches. UTRGV went 2-2 on the week, including a midweek victory, in extra-innings, against Texas State.

Jesse Forestell, Western Michigan
WMU only got one game in on the week due to weather and came out on top with the help of Forestell who went 2-4 in a 9-3 victory over Bowling Green.

Sean Hjelle, Kentucky
Hjelle received a no-decision in a win over #18 ranked Georgia. Hjelle threw 8 innings, allowing 4 earned runs, while striking out 3 for the #11 ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky won 2 out of 3 games on the weekend, improving to 25-11 on the year.

Neil Lambert, Bowling Green
In a weather-shortened week, Lambert went 3-7 with an RBI in two games against Youngstown State and Western Michigan. Lambert, who has started all 32 games this season, is currently hitting .280 while leading the team with 11 stolen bases on the year.

Nick Menken, Virginia Tech
Menken, who started all 5 games this week for the Hokies, collected 6 hits in 21 plate appearances. VT won both games against Marshall while getting swept in 3 games against #21 Louisville.

Mike Costanzo, Austin Peay
Constanzo improved to 6-1 on the year with a win against Eastern Kentucky. Costanzo threw 5.1 innings with 5 strikeouts. TT alum Brett Newberg came in to close the game for Austin Peay, collecting his 4th save on the year. Austin Peay went 3-2 on the week.

Kevin Sullivan, Middle Tennessee State
Sullivan had a great week at the plate, going 6-16 with 2 doubles, 3 walks, and a HBP. MTSU went 2-2-1, including a series split against Rice. Sullivan is hitting .270 on the year in 30 games played.

Michael Kruse, Benedictine College, Kansas
Kruse made two starts on the week, including a win over Evangel College. In that game, Kruse went 7 innings with 0 earned runs. On the week, Kruse threw 10 innings with 1 earned run, while only allowing 6 hits. Kruse is 7-3 on the mound this season.

Peyton Isaacson, St. Leo
Isaacson collected 3 hits on the weekend, as well as throwing a scoreless inning in relief. St. Leo swept Rollins over the weekend. Isaacson has had an outstanding year for the Lions with a .360 batting average, 11 home runs, and 40 RBI’s. On the mound, Isaacson has 10 saves.

Nate Tholl, Webster
Webster went 3-0 on the week, largely in part because of Tholl. His breakout week included going 6-11 at the plate, with 4 doubles, 5 runs scored, and a walk. Tholl has started all 24 games this year and is hitting an outstanding .340 clip for the 17-7 Gorloks. 

Colin Clayton, John A. Logan
Clayton was on a tear last week, going 7-14 with 7 RBI’s, and 4 runs scored at the plate. In five games, Clayton had 2 doubles, a triple, and a home run, which improved his stat line to a .462 average, 31 RBI’s, 16 doubles, 3 triples, and a .489 on-base percentage for the year. He leads his team in all of those offensive categories.

Jeremy Gaines, John A. Logan
Gaines also had a great offensive week for John A. Logan, where he went 8-18, with 4 RBI’s, 2 doubles, while scoring 7 times. Gaines is hitting .344 on the year with a team-high 32 runs scored.

Ashton Creal, John A. Logan
Also helped Logan to a 5-0 record on the week (22-12 on the season), where the team outscored their opponents 60-8 in order to extend their winning streak to 9 games. Creal was 6-19 at the plate with 4 RBI’s, 5 runs scored, 2 walks, along with 4 stolen bases.

Brenden Heiss, John A. Logan
Out of the 5 wins for Logan this week, Heiss received one of them on the mound. Heiss threw 5 innings, while only allowing 1 run, 1 hit, and striking out 4 hitters. Heiss is now 4-1 on the year with an outstanding 2.01 ERA. In 31.1 innings, Heiss has struck out 50 batters. He leads the team in strikeouts per nine innings with 14.36.

Matt Burch, Wabash Valley College
Burch continued his amazing year by going 8-18 over a 6 game span. In those 6 games, Burch had 4 doubles, 1 home run, 9 walks, 7 RBI’s, and scored 11 times. Burch leads the 30-6 Warriors with a .394 batting average. Wabash is currently ranked the 6th best JUCO team in the country.

TJ Byrd, Rend Lake
Byrd received at least one hit in each of the 5 games played last week. Byrd had a great week, going 8-16 with 5 RBI’s, 9 runs scored, 4 walks, 2 doubles, and a stolen base. Rend Lake went 4-1 over the span of the week.

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