Weekly Top Tier Alumni D2/D3/NAIA/NJCAA Roundup

by Matt Plante
Vice President

Weekly Top Tier Alumni D2/D3/NAIA/NJCAA Roundup:
Top Performances of Top Tier players playing in Division 2, Division 3, NAIA and NJCAA baseball (February 24th - March 1st)



AJ Casmer a RHP at Lewis University is the top performer in D2 baseball as he made his college debut in relief tossing 3 innings giving up 0 earned runs off 0 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5. 


AJ Casmer, Lewis

Casmer was lights out in his college debut on the mound vs. Trevecca Nazarene this past weekend. Casmer threw 3 innings in relief for the Flyers giving up 0 earned runs off 0 hits and only 1 walk while striking out 5 in his outing. Lewis went on to split with Trevecca Nazarene over the weekend and beat Saginaw Valley twice to move to 4-3 overall on the year. 

Andy Booth, Saint Leo
Booth made one relief appearance this past week, tossing a scoreless 2.1 innings giving up only 2 hits while striking out 2. Saint Leo however continues to struggle as they lost to Flagler in the midweek and lost 2 of 3 to Lynn to slip to 3-14 overall on the year. 

Jake Lotz, Lewis
Lotz made two relief appearances for the Flyers this past weekend getting his 2nd save of the year in one of those appearances. Lotz threw a total of 3 innings in his two appearances giving up only 1 run off 3 hits while striking out 2. Lewis beat Saginaw Valley twice and split with Trevecca Nazarene to improve to 4-3 overall. 

Nathan Deloian, Carson Newman
Deloian had one of his best outings in relief this past weekend vs. Mars Hill where he went 3.1 innings giving up only 1 earned run off 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 5. Carson Newman beat Mars Hill in 2 of 3 games this past weekend to improve to 13-6 overall. Deloian has a 5.23 ERA on the year in 7 appearances with 11 strikeouts in 10.1 innings pitched. 

Anthony Rios, Lewis
Rios collected a hit in every game this past weekend for the Flyers, going 4 for 11 hitting a cool .364 with an RBI. Lewis beat Saginaw Valley twice and split with Trevecca Nazarene to move to 4-3 overall. 

Brett Taucher, Quincy
Taucher made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. UMSL. Taucher went 1 inning giving up 0 runs off 0 hits while striking out 2. Quincy swept UMSL and are now 8-3 overall on the year. 

Max Engstrom, Indiana Wesleyan 
Engstrom threw really well in relief this past weekend vs. Cumberland, where he went 4.2 innings giving up only 1 earned run off 2 hits and 6 walks while striking out 2. Indiana Wesleyan split with Cumberland over the weekend and are now 5-7 overall. 

Brad VanAsdlen, Palm Beach Atlantic
VanAsdlen made two relief appearances this past weekend vs. Eckerd College going a total of 2.2 innings giving up only 1 run off 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2. Palm Beach Atlantic lost 2 of 3 vs. Eckerd this past weekend and are now 6-7 overall on the year. 



Ben Rosengard, University of Chicago middle infielder and pitcher was the top performer from the D3 level as he hit .462 over the weekend with a homer and 2 RBI's. 

Ben Rosengard, University of Chicago

Rosengard had a great start to the season as he went 6 for 13, hitting .462 in the opening weekend of play with a homer and 2 RBI's. Rosengard also got a start on the mound for the Maroons where he got a no-decision tossing 2 innings giving up 2 runs off 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 1. University of Chicago beat Loras and Illinois Wesleyan twice to start the year 3-0 overall. 

Andrew Padilla, Webster
Padilla made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. North Park tossing 2 innings giving up 0 runs off 0 hits and 1 walk while striking out 4. Webster beat North Park and Wisconsin-Oshkosh this past weekend to improve to 3-2 overall. 

Will Jackson, St. Thomas
Jackson threw one inning of relief this past weekend vs. Briar Cliff (IA) giving up 0 runs off 1 hit and 2 walks. On their Arizona trip, St. Thomas beat Briar Cliff, Park University and took 2 of 3 from Schreiner University to start the year 4-1 overall. 

Brian Lyle, University of Chicago
Lyle went 3 for 10, hitting .300 with 3 RBI's on opening weekend for the Maroons. University of Chicago won all three games and are 3-0 overall to start the year. 

Elias Kuhns, Union 
Kuhns started off the year, going 3 for 10, hitting .300 with a double and an RBI. Union went 5-3 at the RussMatt Invitational in Florida this past week. 

Tommy Duddleston, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Duddleston collected 3 hits on opening weekend with a triple, a double and an RBI. Wisconsin-Stevens Point beat Benedictine but lost to Wabash and Anderson to start 1-2 overall.



Michael Bieterman, Robert Morris catcher is top performer in NAIA this past weekend after hitting .444 with two doubles and 2 RBI's. 

Michael Bieterman, Robert Morris

Bieterman went 4 for 9, hitting .444 this past weekend with a two doubles and 2 RBI's to help Robert Morris start the RussMatt Invitational off 2-0 by beating Grace and UM-Dearborn. Robert Morris is now 5-5 overall and looking to continue the hot start throughout the rest of the RussMatt Invitational in Florida the rest of this week.

Michael Fuentes, Robert Morris
Fuentes got a win on the mound to start of the RussMatt Invitational in Florida this past weekend. Fuentes tossed 5.1 innings giving up only 3 earned runs off 8 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. Robert Morris is back to 5-5 overall and looking to do well the rest of this week at the RussMatt Invitational. 

Angel Sandoval
, Saint Francis
Sandoval made one relief appearance this past weekend vs. Mount Mercy tossing 2 scoreless innings giving up 0 hits. Saint Francis lost 2 of 3 vs. Mount Mercy over the weekend and are now 2-8 overall. 

Connor Ceglarz, Robert Morris
Ceglarz threw one inning of relief in the start of the RussMatt Invitational in Florida giving up 0 runs off 0 hits while striking out 2. Robert Morris is 5-5 overall and looking to improve the record as the week moves on.



Ryan Hampe, John A. Logan CC catcher is the top performer in NJCAA after he hit .417 this past weekend with a triple, a double and had 3 RBI's.

Ryan Hampe, John A. Logan CC

Hampe collected a hit in every game this past weekend, going 5 for 12, hitting .417 with a triple, a double and collecting 3 RBI's. The Vols continued there dominance in JUCO baseball as they beat both Triton and Carl Sandburg twice a piece this past weekend. The Vols are now 16-0 overall on the year and are ranked as high as #1 in some national polls. Hampe is hitting .426 on the year with 2 homers and 18 RBI's. 

Vincent Massaglia, Illinois Central College
Massaglia had another great week offensively as he went 7 for 20, hitting .350 with two homers, a triple and collected 9 RBI's. It wasn't enough however as ICC split with Jones CC and lost twice to Mississippi Gulf Coast and lost twice to Pearl River to fall to 1-9 overall. 

Andrew Hoffmann, John A. Logan CC
Hoffmann collected his 4th win of the year this past weekend vs. Triton where he went 4 innings in his start giving up only 2 runs off 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8. The Vols remain unbeaten after winning all four games this past weekend and are 16-0 overall and ranked #1 in the country. Hoffmann is 4-0 on the year as a starting pitcher for the Vols with a 2.70 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 20 innings of work. 

Logan Peterson, Illinois Central College
Peterson helped his team win their 1st game this season by tossing 6 strong innings vs. Jones CC this past weekend. Peterson gave up only 2 runs in those 6 innings while squandering 5 hits and striking out 7. ICC however, only went 1-4 on the week and are now 1-9 overall on the season. 

Tyler Acosta, John A. Logan CC
Acosta went 3 for 10, hitting .300 this past weekend with a double and 2 RBI's to help the Vols stay unbeaten on the year and climb to the #1 ranking in the country. Acosta is hitting .268 on the year with a homer, 8 RBI's and 10 stolen bases. 

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