2013 NCAC Baseball Players Of The Week

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May 6th
  Danny Baldocchi, Oberlin
(Oakland, CA/Lick Wilmerding)

Oberlin sophomore Danny Baldocchi helped the Yeomen make their first NCAC Tournament in school history. Baldocchi homered in both Oberlin wins against Wittenberg in last weekend’s cross-over series and finished the weekend hitting .400 (4-of-10) with a double, seven RBI and three runs scored.

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

Denison junior Connor Murphy played a pivotal role in the Big Red’s doubleheader sweep of Kenyon on Saturday to clinch a spot in the NCAC Tournament. In game one, he entered in relief in the sixth and held the Lords in check to allow DU to capture the victory in extra innings. In the nightcap, he returned to the hill to record his sixth complete-game performance, scattering eight hits, fanning four batters and allowing just two runs en route to the series-clinching victory.

April 29th
  Steven Moore, Ohio Wesleyan
(Hamilton, OH/Hamilton)

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Steven Moore led the Battling Bishops to three wins over Wabash last week with a .471 batting average (8-of-17), one double and nine RBI. He drove in the game’s only run in OWU’s 1-0 victory over Wabash on Saturday, scored the go-ahead run and plated a pair of insurance runs in the 7-4 victory on Saturday and then drove in three runs in the Bishops’ 6-0 victory on Sunday.

  Kevin Tolle, Wittenberg
(Englewood, OH/Northmont)

Wittenberg senior Kevin Tolle pitched a complete-game shutout in the Tigers’ 4-0 victory over DePauw, allowing just five hits and striking out five. Tolle then went on to collect the save in Sunday’s 5-4 victory over DPU that clinched the series win for Wittenberg.

April 22nd
  Nick Marsit, Denison
(Coral Springs, FL/N. Broward Prep)

Denison sophomore Nick Marsit led the Big Red to a NCAC West. Div. split with Wabash after hitting .600 (9-for-15) in the four-game set with five runs scored, two RBI and one stolen base. Marsit, who had four multi-hit games in the series with Wabash, finished the week with by hitting .500 (10-of-20) with two doubles, eight runs scored, three RBI and three stolen bases.

  Zach Finke, Wittenberg
(Maineville, OH/St. Xavier)

Wittenberg senior Zach Finke became just the fifth known Tiger pitcher to record a no-hitter, and first since 1998, by shutting down Ohio Wesleyan, 6-0, on Sunday. Finke struck out four batters and walked just two en route to the historic feat.

April 15th
  Jason Cohen, DePauw
(Deerfield, IL/Deerfield)

DePauw senior Jason Cohen led the Tigers to a 3-3 record on the week, including two wins against arch-rival Wabash, after hitting .619 (13-of-21) with two doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 RBI and seven runs scored. Cohen now ranks fifth in school history with 192 career hits, second with 130 RBI and third with 284 total bases.

  JT Miller, Wabash
(Wildwood, MO/Lafayette) 

Wabash junior JT Miller earned his third victory of the season in the Little Giants’ 3-2 win over arch-rival DePauw on Saturday and then earned the save in the squad’s 5-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday. In his complete-game win on Saturday, Miller held DPU to just four hits and set six batters down on strikes to record his fifth complete-game of the year. On Sunday, he entered the game in the ninth inning and induced a double-play ground out to pick up his first save of the season and second of his career.

April 8th
  Andrew Hutson, Oberlin
(Chevy Chase, MD/Georgetown Day)

Oberlin sophomore Andrew Hutson combined to go 12-for-22 (.545) at the plate last week with six RBI and seven runs scored. However, no hit was bigger than a bases-loaded walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Yeomen to a 10-9 win over Kenyon in NCAC East Division action. Hutson, who currently owns an eight-game hitting streak, had four multi-hit games last week and now has 12 on the season.

  Steve Hagen, Wooster
(Brecksville, OH/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.)

Wooster junior Steve Hagen threw the first complete-game shutout of his a career, a six-hitter to defeat Wabash, 4-0, on April 6th. He struck out 10 without issuing a walk in 9.0 innings of work and was very efficient by throwing just 94 pitches.

April 1st
  Graham Wolff, Wittenberg
(Lake Bluff, IL/Lake Forest)

Wittenberg senior Graham Wolff keyed a 4-2 win in the first game of a 3-1 series victory against Wabash with a two-run, go-ahead double in the top of the fifth inning to put the Tigers ahead for good. Wolff finished the series with a .365 batting average and a .813 slugging percentage after posting one homer, one triple, two doubles, eight RBI and four runs scored.

  Kyle Colgain, Denison
(Bethesda, MD/Landon)

Denison sophomore Kyle Colgain went 1-0 in two combined appearances last week. In his lone start in game two of the series with DPU, he earned the victory after allowing just one earned run in 7.2 innings of work. Colgain also struck out four and scattered eight base hits in the 4-2 triumph over the Tigers. Colgain also threw a scoreless third inning with two strikeouts in the Big Red’s 14-4 victory over Bluffton on March 28.

March 25th
  Tyler Hutchinson, Wittenberg
(Lebanon, OH/Cincinnati Moeller)

Wittenberg junior Tyler Hutchinson powered the Tigers to a doubleheader sweep of Mount Union on Saturday. The junior went 2-for-4 in the 7-6 game one victory over the Purple Raiders, including a home run and the game-winning walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh, and went 1-for-1 with a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning in the 4-2 game two victory. After totalling two homers and two doubles on the day, Hutchinson posted a 2.000 slugging percentage and a .714 OBP.

 

Steven Ramsdell, Allegheny
(North East, PA/North East) 

Allegheny sophomore pitcher Steven Ramsdell dominated on the mound over spring break, recording two complete-game shutouts and a no-hitter. He no-hit Hamilton in an 11-0 victory after striking out six batters, and struck out a pair of batters in a 1-0 complete-game shutout against Plattsburgh State.

March 18th
  Jesse Weiss, Kenyon
(Los Angeles, CA/Winward) 

Kenyon senior designated hitter Jesse Weiss helped the Lords post a 4-1 record on its final week in Florida by posting a .600 batting average (9-of-15) with one double, one triple, seven runs scored and nine RBI. In addition, Weiss walked seven times and was hit by a pitch once to register a .708 on-base percentage.

  Keenan White, Wooster
(Dublin, OH/Coffman)

Wooster senior Keenan White threw two quality starts in Florida and won both, while compiling a 2.40 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work. The southpaw went 6.0 innings in a 13-8 regional win over Mt. St. Joseph on Monday and threw a 9.0 inning complete-game with a career-high 12 strikeouts in the 8-2 win over Wheaton (IL) on Saturday.

March 11th
 

Kyle Hardacker, Kenyon
(Carmel, IN/Park Tudor)

Kenyon sophomore Kyle Hardacker hit .400 (10-of-25) for the week and led the Lords to a 6-1 record in Fort Myers, Florida. In seven total games, Hardacker totaled two doubles, three runs scored and a team-high 11 RBI.

 

Zach Finke, Wittenberg
(Maineville, OH/St. Xavier)

Wittenberg senior Zach Finke propelled the Tigers to a 6-1 record at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational by posting a sterling 2-0 record in two complete-game shutout performances. Finke struck out seven and allowed just three hits to earn a 1-0 victory over WPI, and kept Union scoreless after striking out two and allowing four hits in 7.0 innings and just 54 total pitches.