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 eighth Team of the Week of the 2018 season.
Games of March 26 - April 1, 2018
C Colin Johnson, So., Alfred St.
Johnson collected a hit in each of the five games he played this week. He finished the week hitting .625 (10-for-16) with three doubles, two homers, seven runs scored and nine RBI. he was flawless behind the plate throwing out 20% of the runners attempting to steal.
1B Colton Riley, So., Penn College
Riley batted .800 (4-for-5) with every hit going for extra bases, two doubles and two home runs (2.40 slugging). He walked twice and scored every time he got on base for six runs. He added five RBIs.
2B Conner Hall, Jr., Marymount
Hall batted .647 (11-for-17) in four games for the Saints. He had five doubles and a home run for a 1.118 slugging percentage. He score five times and drove in nine.
SS Brian McHale, Jr., Babson
McHale batted .438 (7-for-16), had a .609 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage while hitting three home runs and finishing with eight RBI and eight runs scored in a 5-0 week for Babson.
3B Tommy Epsaro, Jr., DeSales
Epsaro had a .583/.643/1.667 slash line in a 4-0 week for DeSales. Five of his hits were for extra bases as he had a double and four home runs. Epsaro drove in 13 and scored six times.
OF Michael Arboleda, Jr., Rensselaer
Arboleda went 6-for-8 (.750) with a double and a home run (1.250 slugging) in three Liberty League games last week against Rochester. He scored five runs and drove in two more.
OF Mike Dellicarri, Jr., Oswego State
Dellicarri's consistency at the plate led the Lakers to a three-game sweep of New Paltz over the weekend. The senior went 6-for-9, batting .667 on the series, including two triples. Dellicarri also drove in four Laker runs and scored five. The outfielder showed his patience at the plate as well, drawing a walk in each game. Defensively, Dellicarri finished the series with a 1.000 fielding percentage.
OF Zach Hudecek, Sr., Thiel
Hudecek hit .636 (7-for-11) in four starts for the Tomcats as Thiel earned three PAC victories over Grove City and Chatham. Hudecek earned a .765 on base percentage as well scoring five runs and driving in six runs. Hudecek had a double, triple and home run on the week, slugging 1.182.
DH Colin Dunn, Jr., Westfield St.
Forced to DH this week due to nagging injuries, Dunn made the most of it, launching three home runs in three games (1.556 slugging) while hitting .556 (5-for-9). He drove in five runs and scored five more.
SP Tommy Parsons, Sr., Adrian
Parsons tied the school record with his sixth career shutout in a 1-0 complete-game victory over archrival Kalamazoo. Throwing a three-hitter, 44 of his 68 pitches went for strikes, finishing with seven punch-outs to move into third place on Adrian's all-time strikeouts chart with 215. He allowed just one baserunner past first base and the pinch-runner was promptly picked off at second--his second of the game.
SP Charlie Ruegger Jr., Stevens Institute
Ruegger turned in a masterful performance in Stevens' 3-0 win over Canton. The junior right-hander allowed just one hit and struck out 15 in posting his first career shutout. Ruegger allowed just one ball to leave the infield, didn't walk a batter and fell behind just nine hitters on the evening.
SP Andrew Schuler, Sr., DeSales
Schuler fired a one-hit shutout, striking out 10 and not allowing a runner to reach second base in a 2-0 win over Eastern University. He only allowed four base-runners all game and retired the final 10 batters of the game.
RP Christian Dahlstrom, Fr., Rockford
Dahlstrom picked up a save in each of his two appearances this past week. Dahlstrom entered a one-run game in the ninth against Dubuque with one out and the tying run on base. He proceeded to retire both batters he faced to earn the save. Then on Saturday he entered the game in the ninth with two runners aboard and recorded the final out to secure a win over Dominican. Dahlstrom retired all three batters he faced last week, two via strikeout.
RP Mike Androconis, Sr., Franklin & Marshall
Trailing by a 4-0 score in Franklin & Marshall's CC opener against Washington College on Saturday, Mike Androconis entered out of the bullpen and blanked the Shoremen with six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11 batters. The senior righthander eventually earned the win as the Diplomats secured a come-from-behind 5-4 victory in 10 innings.