2012 NCAC Baseball Players Of The Week

PLAYER PITCHER
April 30th
 

Chris Deig, Wabash
(Evansville, IN/F.J.
Reitz)

Wabash senior Chris Deig closed out the final week of his career with a .692 batting average (9-of-13) in three games. After going 6-for-7 in the Little Giant’s doubleheader sweep over DePauw on Saturday, Deig became the first player in program history to eclipse the 200-hit plateau in a career as he finished with 206 hits in 162 career games.

 

Kyle Davis, Allegheny
(Solebury, PA/New Hope-Solebury)

Allegheny sophomore pitcher Kyle Davis stepped up for the Gators in a must win situation on Sunday afternoon. After falling in game one to Wooster, Davis took the mound and went 8.0 strong innings to help the Gators post a 4-3 victory over the Fighting Scots in game two. In the victory, Davis scattered six hits and allowed just one earned run while striking out two Wooster hitters.

April 23rd
 

Nathan Strome, Ohio Wesleyan
(Sidney, OH/Sidney)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Nathan Strome helped the Battling Bishops clinch a berth in the NCAC Baseball Tournament after posting a .478 (11-of-23) batting average in six games. Strome produced eight RBI, seven runs scored, four doubles, two triples, two homeruns and one stolen base for the Battling Bishop’s, including the go-ahead three-run homer versus Wittenberg which clinched the tournament berth.

 

Josh Jacobvitz, Kenyon
(New York, NY/Dalton)

Kenyon freshman Josh Jacobvitz was nearly un-hittable against Allegheny. After throwing one scoreless inning of relief on Saturday, he came back to get the start in Sunday’s final game of the series. Jacobvitz ended up pitching a complete game, one-hit shutout as the Lords cruised to an 8-0 victory. He walked one and struck out three in the eight-run victory.

April 16th
 

Mike Pezzone, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Upper Saint Clair)

Allegheny sophomore Mike Pezzone was a catalyst for the Gators’ offense, batting .400 (4-of-10) with six runs scored, five RBI, a home run and a stolen base. Pezzone helped guide Allegheny to a four-game sweep of Oberlin, extending the team’s season-long win streak to nine games.

 

Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads, Wooster
(Kalamazoo, MI/Kalamazoo Central)

Wooster’s Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads tossed the second perfect game in school history (first since 1989), and 12th no-hitter, as he set down all 21 Hiram batters he faced Sunday afternoon. For Cunningham-Rhoads, a senior right-hander in his first year as a front-line starter for the Fighting Scots, it marked his first complete game.

April 9th
 

James Toland, Ohio Wesleyan
(Stow, OH/Walsh Jesuit)

Ohio Wesleyan junior James Toland (Stow, OH/Walsh Jesuit) batted .526 (10-of-19) with six doubles, five runs scored and two RBI. He led his team to a four-game split with first-place DePauw , which helped keep the Battling Bishops in contention for the 2012 NCAC Tournament.

 

Connor Murphy, Denison
(Winnetka, IL/New Trier)

Denison sophomore Connor Murphy (Winnetka, IL/New Trier) picked up his second win of the season after scattering four hits, allowing just one run and striking out four in a 2-1 triumph over over Wittenberg on Friday afternoon. Murphy went the distance, gave up one extra-base hit, and held opposing hitters to a .148 average in seven innings of work. After allowing a leadoff hit in the bottom of the sixth, the sophomore retired the next six batters in order to nail down the victory.

April 2nd
 

Brandon Reaman, Wittenberg
(Dayton, OH/Northmont)

Wittenberg freshman Brandon Reaman shared the team lead for hits this week with nine, batting second in the lineup in all five games and leading Wittenberg to a 4-1 week, including an important 3-1 series victory over Wabash and a 28-5 win over Wilmington where he scored five of the team’s record 28 runs. Reaman scored 11 of the 12 time he reached base this week and also counted a sacrifice hit and a sacrifice fly among his stat totals. 

 

Tim Krahn, Kenyon
(Lake Elmo, MN/Minnehaha Academy)

Freshman Tim Krahn pitched the third game of Kenyon’s four-game series against Wooster and recorded a 6-1 victory. He allowed just one earned run and three hits in six innings pitched. He fanned seven batters and held the Scots batters to a .150 average. 

March 26th
 

Eddie Reese, Wooster
(Canfield, OH/Cardinal Mooney)

Wooster sophomore shortstop Eddie Reese, the team’s No. 3 hitter, batted an even .500 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI while helping the Fighting Scots to a 5-1 week in Florida. He had three-hit games against Oneonta State (3-for-4) and Western Connecticut State (3-for-3, 4 RBI), and homered in both games of a doubleheader with Plymouth State.

 

Andrew Swart, Wabash
(Crawfordsville, IN/Crawfordsville)

Wabash senior Andrew Swart improved to 3-1 for the season and picked up the first of three victories over Ohio Wesleyan for the weekend. He pitched his second complete game of the year, working seven scoreless innings while allowing six hits and two walks along with five strikeouts. 

March 19th
 

Jake Dunn, Kenyon
(Fairfield, CT/St. Georges)

Kenyon freshman Jake Dunn ignited the Lords’ offense last week after posting a .391 batting average (9-of-23) with two home runs, four doubles, one triple, 11 runs scored and 11 RBI in five games. Dunn, who also stole five bases and walked twice, posted a .913 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .440 over the five-game stretch.

 

Eric Knight, Oberlin
(Scottsdale, AZ/Notre Dame Prep)

Oberlin junior Eric Knight notched his name in the OC record book after tossing a no-hitter on Sunday in the Yeomen’s 3-0 victory over D’Youville. The no-hit performance by Knight featured 10 strikeouts, 10 ground ball outs and just one walk. In 10.2 total innings of work on the week, opponents hit just .108 against Knight.

March 12th
 

Zach Starr, DePauw
(Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern)

DePauw sophomore Zach Starr paced the Tigers on offense last week, going 8-for-18 at the plate with four home runs for a slugging percentage of 1.111. He smacked his first collegiate homer in the bottom of the sixth against MSJ, and then cracked another long ball to lead off the eighth inning that lifted DPU to the 11-8 victory. He also added two more homers in the four-game series against Manchester.

 

Tim Krahn, Kenyon
(Lake Elmo, MN/Minnehaha Acad.)

Kenyon freshman Tim Krahn earned two wins during the Lords’ seven-game win streak in Florida. In 12.2 total innings of work against Carroll and Dominican, he scattered 12 hits, struck out seven and allowed no earned runs.