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NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 5/6

NCAC Weekly Newsletter & Athletes of the Week - 5/6

North Coast Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week 

Baseball, Player of the Week – Brad Baldinger, Denison

Denison’s Brad Baldinger (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa) batted .818 last week in three games, going 9-for-11 at the dish. The junior collected multiple hits in each of the Big Red’s three games, including a 4-for-4 effort in game two of a doubleheader against Oberlin where he hit a home run, scored three runs and knocked in five RBI. On the week, Baldinger collected seven RBI and scored five runs.

Baseball, Pitcher of the Week – Evan Faxon, Wooster

Wooster sophomore Evan Faxon (Cleveland Hts., OH/Hawken School) pitched 12 shutout innings last week, during which he scattered six hits and struck out six. The left-hander dominated against Kenyon pitching 8 1/3 innings on Saturday in a game won by Wooster, 1-0. Faxon allowed three hits and struck out four Lords. Earlier in the week, Faxon posted 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief against Wittenberg.

NCAC Milestones & Records (Apr. 29 - May 5)

Denison, Baseball - Denison baseball set a new program record for wins in a season after Wednesday’s doubleheader sweep at Oberlin, eclipsing last season’s previous record of 32 victories. The Big Red currently sit at 34-6 entering the 2019 NCAC Tournament on Thursday.

Oberlin, Baseball - Senior Brendan Mapes (Mount Vernon, OH/Centerburg) set the single-season hits record with 63 and played all nine positions in game two to cap off a Senior Day sweep. He passed Andrew Hutson’s mark of 62 hits from the 2015 season. Mapes also became the all-time leader in doubles (43) and tied the single-season record with 18 doubles. 

Ohio Wesleyan, Men’s Lacrosse - Senior midfielder Cole Jamieson (Okemos, MI/) compiled nine goals and five assists during the NCAC tournament, with the 14 points raising his season total to 70, breaking the school record of 68 for a midfielder set by Dan Stroka in 2000.

Ohio Wesleyan, Men’s Lacrosse - Senior attacker Max Tennant (Englewood, CO/Cherry Creek) scored 11 goals during the NCAC tournament, raising his career total to 262, tying him for second place all-time in NCAA Division III.

Wooster, Baseball - Wooster became the first team in NCAC history to win four straight baseball championships. Overall, Wooster’s won the NCAC crown a league-leading 19 times.

Wooster, Men’s Golf - Wooster men’s golf team’s fourth-place finish at the NCAC Championships marked the program’s highest since 2013.

Wooster, Track & Field - Wooster’s men’s track & field team’s third-place finish at the NCAC Outdoor Championships marked the program’s highest since 2003.

Wooster, Track & Field - Wooster senior Carolyn Webster (Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown) capped her NCAC career with 20 All-NCAC certificates. She’s the third student-athlete in program history to earn at least 20 All-NCAC honors.