The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its seventh season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the fifth Team of the Week of the 2018 season.
Games of March 5-11 2018
C Jacob Delk, Sr., Berry
Delk led the Vikings to a series sweep over Birminghan-Southern this weekend, hitting .636 (7-for-11) for the series. Delk also drove in seven runs, scoring four of his own. He was perfect behind the plate with 26 chances.
1B Joseph Tuzzolo, Sr., Randolph-Macon
Tuzzolo accounted for 14 runs in a doubleheader sweep at Emory and Henry. He went .750 (6-for-8) with a double, two homers, seven runs and nine RBIs. he slugged 1.625 and got on base at a .778 clip.
2B Carson Cox, Jr., Concordia (Texas)
Cox had four RBIs in each game for a total of 12 in a sweep of East Texas Baptist on the road. He had a slash line of .625/.625/1.375, with six of his 10 hits going for extra bases (three doubles, three home runs).
SS Wilson Matos, Sr., SUNY-Canton
Matos had a monster week going 7-for-10 (.700) from the plate with a pair of triples (1.100 slugging), three stolen bases and six RBIs in two games last week for the Roos. He scored once.
3B Seth Woodard, Jr., Christopher Newport
Woodard reached base in 11 of his 13 plate appearances (.846). He batted .833 (10-for-12) with three doubles (1.083 slugging), five RBIs, and five runs scored. Woodard extended season-opening hit streak to 16 games.
OF Kyle O'Connor, So., Salem State
O'Connor batted .643 (9-for-14) in four games for Salem State. Four of his hits went for extra-bases, two doubles, two triples for a 1.071 slugging percentage. He had seven RBIs and six runs scored on the week.
OF Riley Schaefer, Sr., Texas Lutheran
Schaefer hit .500 (7-for-14) over a three-game non-conference sweep of Texas-Dallas. He homered three times, tying school and SCAC single-game records, finishing one total base shy of Drew Farr's school-record (15) for total bases in a game. Schaefer scored six total runs and drove in five.
OF Luke Scoggins, Jr., Manhattanville
Scoggins had an outstanding weekend for the Valiants against two nationally ranked teams on the road, hitting .571 (4-for-7) and slugging 1.571 with two home runs, a double, a walk, three RBIs and three runs scored.
DH Taylor Grimm, Sr., UW-Oshkosh
Grimm hit a team-leading .667 (4-for-6) with two home runs, one double and five runs batted in as UW-Oshkosh won both games of a doubleheader against 17th-ranked St. Thomas (Minn.). Grimm also scored three runs during the doubleheader while recording a slugging percentage of 1.833 and an on-base percentage of .667.
SP Andrew DiPiazza, Jr., Rowan
DiPiazza took a no-hitter into the seventh inning versus Ripon as he walked the second batter in the first inning then proceeded to retire 17 straight until having the no-hitter broken up by an infield single in the seventh. Both of his two hits allowed were infield singles. DiPiazza tied a school record with 15 strikeouts.
SP Stephen Keskinidis, Jr., Salem State
Keskinidis started two games, going the distance in a 7-0 win over Marian. He allowed one hit and walked three. He opened the week with a start against Brandeis where he pitched four innings without givng up a hit or walk. He struckout 13 batters in his two starts.
SP Josh Riggs, So., Alma
Riggs held Hanover to just two hits and pitched his first career shutout with his first complete game of the season. He fanned a season-high eight batters en route to earning his first victory of the season.
SP Greg Schneider, Sr., Frostburg State
Schneider nearly tossed DIII's second no-hitter of the spring on Monday with a dominating 15 strikeout effort in a 5-0 win over Stevenson. Schneider surrendered the only hit in the ninth inning after retiring 25-consecutive Mustang batters.
RP Liam Killingstad, Sr., Case Western Reserve
Killingstad pitched in each of the first two games of the Spartan Southern Classic, and did not allow a hit over 2.1 innings of work. He recorded the final out of the Spartans' 3-2 win over #5 Cortland on Saturday to record his first save of the year. He pitched 2.0 innings and earned the win in a 16-8 victory over Trinity (Conn.) the next day, walking just one batter and striking out two.