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 eleventh Team of the Week of the 2018 season.
Games of April 16-22, 2018
C Chris Dietz, So., Ithaca
Dietz went 4-for-8 (.500) with five runs scored, six RBI, two doubles and a home run in a 2-1 week for Ithaca. He slugged 1.125 with two doubles and his first career home run. He was perfect behind the plate, throwing out one runner attempting to swipe an extra base.
1B Colman Hendershot, Jr., New York University
Hendershot was 13-for-23 (.565) in five games this week as he crushed six home runs and knocked in 15 runs while helping lead the Violets to a 4-1 record. The junior first baseman had at least two hits in all five games. Hendershot also had a pair of doubles as he slugged 1.435 during the week and came around to score 10 times. He was also perfect in three stolen base attempts.
2B Brady Wood, So., Adrian
During Adrian's 4-0 week, Wood accounted for 14 runs with team highs of seven runs scored and seven runs batted in. Batted .588 (10-for-17) with three multiple-hit games and also led the Bulldogs with .611 on-base and .824 slugging percentages.
SS Michael Wielansky, Jr., Wooster
Wielansky's performance last week was off the charts as the shortstop slashed .655/.688/1.172. Wielansky, who went 19-for-29, scored 16 runs, logged 13 RBI, and had nine extra base hits (five doubles, two triples, & two home runs).
3B Jack Koch, Fr., Union (N.Y.)
Koch led the Dutchmen over the week with a .632 batting average, going 12-for-19. Had one home run and two doubles giving hiim a .895 slugging percentage. Koch scored 12 runs, drove in seven and swiped five bases. He also had a team-high .652 on-base percentage as the team's lead-off hitter.
OF Mike Dellicarri, Jr., Oswego State
Dellicarri dominated at the plate this weekend, leading Oswego State to a three-game sweep over archrival Plattsburgh on the road. Dellicarri batted .538 on the weekend (7-for-13), driving in five runs and scoring five of his own. The junior also showed off his power at the plate, notching a double, triple and home run.
OF Eamon McNeil, Jr., Occidental
McNeil went 7-for-13 (.538) with four home runs, ten RBIs and seven runs scored as the Tigers took 2-of-3 from Pomona-Pitzer to keep their playoff hopes alive. He slugged 1.462 for the week.
OF Steven Neutzling, Sr., St. Scholastica
In six games last week, Neutzling batted .500 (10-for-20) with five doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs. His 24 total bases were seven more than the next closest Saint. He also extended his reached base safely streak to 54 games, dating back to last season. He had a slugging percentage 1.200 and recorded 10 of his 12 RBIs in the final three games of the week.
DH Michael Angulo, Sr., Whittier
Angulo had a big weekend for the Whittier batting .636 (7-for-11) with 13 total bases, three extra base hits, with an OB% of .643, while slugging 1.182. He totaled six runs batted in, scored four times with a double, triple and a homerun, while drawing two walks and stealing a base.
SP Matthew Devillier, Jr., Centenary (La.)
Devillier allowed just two walks, and no runner past second, in throwing the first no hitter for Centenary as a member of Division III. He threw just 115 pitches and recorded 12 strikeouts, four more than his previous career high. He ended the ninth in style when he struck out the side.
SP Cory Heitler, Jr., Ramapo
Heitler fired the first no-hitter since 1985 and third in school history on Saturday in a 2-0 shutout over Rutgers-Newark in game one. He struck out 11, including the last out of the game. In his last two outings he's surrendered only one hit.
SP Ryan Orr, Sr., Kalamazoo
Orr threw his second career no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Albion and earned his second win of week in two innings of relief against Calvin. Orr did not allow a hit or run in 9.0 total innings while striking out 10 and walking one.
SP Ryan Zimmerman, Sr., St. Thomas (Minn.)
Ryan Zimmerman recorded a one-hit shutout of Concordia-Morehead in a 6-0 road win. In winning his third consecutive start, Zimmerman struck out seven retiring 17 of the last 19 batters he faced. He allowed a single, a walk and a hit batter but coaxed two ground balls that were converted into double plays as he claimed his 13th career victory.
RP Christian Dahlstrom, Fr., Rockford
Dahlstrom tossed 6.1 shutout innings and did not allow a hit in his three relief appearances. He threw one inning on Friday against Maranatha, striking out two of the three batters he faced. Dahlstrom then threw the final two innings on Saturday against Edgewood, striking out two and helping preserve Rockford's 6-1 win. His lone save of the week came on Sunday when he tossed the final 3.1 innings and struck out five against Marian. Dahlstrom entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth and was able to get out of the jam without allowing a run. He then went on to throw the remainder of the game to remain a perfect 5-for-5 in save opportunities this season.
RP Scott Plachinski, Sr., Concordia (Wis.)
Plachinski picked up the win in game one and the save in the game two in a sweep over No. 8 Concordia Chicago Friday. In the opener, the senior right-hander threw 2.2 scoreless frames as the Falcons took the lead in the bottom of the eighth, giving the CUW closer the win. He then came on in the 9th in game two, firing another scoreless frame to give the Falcons their first sweep over the Cougars since the 2010 season.