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 final Team of the Week of the 2018 season.
Games of April 30-May 6, 2018
C Saige Micomonaco, Sr., Bethany (W.V.)
Micomonaco, batted .583 (7-for-12) over four games for the Bisons of Bethany. He drove in seven and scored three. With two doubles Micomonaco slugged .917.
1B Alex Detweiler, Sr., Stevens
Detweiler batted .750 (6-for-8) with four runs batted in as Stevens outslugged Scranton, 16-14, and picked up an 8-2 win over St. John Fisher to sweep the season series. The senior walked twice, doubled four times and scored five runs, while slugging 1.250.
2B Cameron Upton, Jr., Gallaudet
Upton had a phenomenal last weekend to the season as he went 16-for-18 (.889) at the plate as six of his 16 hits went for extra-base hits. He recorded a cycle in the final game of the year going 6-for-7 in a 23-14 win over SUNY Cobleskill. He drove on 12 RBIs, scored ten, three doubles, two triples, one home run and two stolen bases.
SS Scott Ardoin, Sr., Salisbury
Ardoin started all three CAC first round games for the Sea Gulls over the weekend, hitting .545 (6-for-11) and collecting two doubles, a home run, and three runs batted in. He also scored five runs, drew one walk, and stole a base to help lead Salisbury into the CAC championship series this weekend.
3B Logan Sneed, Sr., Gettysburg
Sneed closed his college career in style, going 6-for-6 and breaking the school record for hits in a game in Gettysburg's 15-6 win over Messiah. He finished a homer shy of the cycle, belting a double and a triple along with four singles. He also scored three times and drove in four runs. Sneed batted .636 and slugged .909 over the week.
OF Rodney Corbin, Sr., Texas-Dallas
Corbin led the Comets to a 3-0 record and a spot in this weekend's Championship Series. He slashed .583/.500/1.083 for the week. He recorded 14 RBIs and four runs.
OF Tanner Johnson, Sr., Denison
Johnson closed out the regular season strong, hitting .579 (11-for-19) in five-straight wins for the Big Red last week, which included a pair of NCAC sweeps that secured DU the second seed in the 2018 NCAC Tournament. In the four conference games, he tallied three triples, two doubles, one homer, seven RBIs, 11 runs scored and one stolen base.
OF Kenny Michael, Sr., Mass.-Dartmouth
The senior got key hits in each of the four Corsairs' games to help the team to a 3-1 record. He scored four runs and drove in anothere ten. On the week, his slash line of .500/.600/1.000 helped the squad pick up momentum on their way to the LEC tournament.
DH Matt Nordlund, Jr., Marian (Wis.)
Nordlund had a monster week going 12-for-21 (.571) with a 1.000 slugging percentage to lead Marian to a berth into the NACC Tournament. Nordlund recorded a hit in all five games he played in this week with three three-hit games. The Sabre hitter also drove in eight runs with three of those coming in the opener against Lakeland. He also scored in all five games totaling seven runs scored to go with five extra-base hits during the week, four of them doubles.
SP Conor Bawiec, Sr., Elmira (N.Y.)
Bawiec tossed his second consecutive complete-game in an 8-0 win over Medaille. He scattered five hits with no walks and tied a season-high with nine strikeouts. Bawiec's nine strikeouts allowed him to set a program single-season record with 58 in his final collegiate season. His complete-game shutout is just the second in the first four years of Elmira.
SP Tyler Peck, Jr., Chapman
Peck turned in a an absolute gem to set the tone for a run that ended with a SCIAC Championship. He allowed just three hits, struck out 14 and tossed a complete game shutout to beat Pomona-Pitzer in the first of four straight elimination game wins. It was the fifth double digit strikeout game the season for Peck who was named the SCIAC Tournament MVP.
SP Connor Reeves, Sr., Salisbury
Reeves pitched his second complete game shutout of the season on Friday against York in the first round of the CAC tournament. He tied his own season-high with 11 strikeouts and allowed only five hits. With the win, Reeves ties both the CAC and Salisbury program records for wins in a single season with 12.
SP Brad Schwind, Sr., Loras
Schwind won twice on the week, he pitched five innings in a win over Buena Vista and another five in a win over Central. He allowed five hits and no runs. He struck out six in each game as he broke the single-season strikeout record previously set in 1987.
RP Jake Flax, Jr., Suffolk
Flax had a hand in each of Suffolk's GNAC Tournament victories to help the Rams capture their fourth straight conference championship. In three appearances, he worked 4.0 innings of scoreless relief with just one hit allowed and five strikeouts, earning one win and a pair of saves including the title tilt versus Saint Joseph's (Maine), where he came in in the top of the ninth with Suffolk up one, 6-5. Flax retired the side including back-to-back Ks to open the inning.