The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its eighth 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 sixth Team of the Week of the 2019 season.
Games of March 11-17, 2019
C Truman Schmitt, Jr., Simpson
Schmitt batted .588 (10-for-17) and slugged .824 over the week. He scored eight runs and drove in four in five games. He was perfect on defence and threw out two base-runners.
1B Sam Keibler, Jr., Mt. Aloysius
Keibler hit .455 (10-for-22), recorded an on base percentage of .556 and slugged .727 this week. He hit three doubles and a home run, stole two bases, drove in six runs and scored five more. He also played an error free first base for the week, recording 63 putouts.
2B Austin Wiskow, Jr., Aurora
Wiskow hit .500 (7-for-14) on the four game weekend in which Aurora went 4-0 with two wins each over Loras and Northland. He had two triples, a double, four runs batted in and four runs scored.
SS Eric Meyer, Jr., Spalding
Meyer batted .615 (8-for-13) with five runs scored and ten RBIs. He hit a walk-off home run in Saturday's 10-7 win over Thomas More and added two more on Sunday as he slugged 1.385. He was perfect in the field and assisted in three double plays.
3B Christian Naccari, Jr., Nichols
Naccari played in six non-conference games this past week, batting .520 (13-for-25), with five home runs, 12 RBIs, scoring 11 runs. Naccari recorded five multi-hit efforts, slugging 1.360, with a .556 on base percentage. Ten of his 13 hits in the week went for extra bases.
OF Joshua Boeckmann, Sr., Thomas More
Boeckmann helped lead the Saints to a 3-1 record, including a series win over Spalding. He batted .600 as he was nine-for-15 at the plate with four doubles, a home run (grand slam), 11 RBIs and six runs scored. Boeckmann had a 1.067 slugging percentage and a .700 on-base percentage.
OF Andrew Thibault, Jr., Clark
In five games this week, Thibault collected a total of 12 hits finishing 12-for-21 with a .571 batting average. He knocked four out of the park over the five games and finished with eight RBIs and 10 runs scored. Thibault's on base percentage was .625 this week and after 21 at-bats his slugging percentage sat at 1.238.
OF Graham Welch, Sr., Texas-Tyler
Welch recorded a pair of multi-home run games as the Patriots took two out of three from Texas-Dallas on the road. He hit .750 (9-of-12) with two doubles, four home runs and five RBIs for 23 total bases, four runs scored and a 1.917 slugging percentage.
DH Kevin Yirinec, Sr., Fredonia
Yirinec batted 8-for-16 (.500) with 13 RBIs and seven runs in six games, including 5 walks for a .619 on-base percentage. He slugged .875 with three doubles and a home run.
PH Michael Netzel, Jr., Occidental
Netzel enered all four games for Occidental as a pinch hitter. In his five at-bats, he accounted for three hits (.600) with all going for extra bases (a double and two home runs). He scored twice and drove in four. He made an appearance Sunday as a relief pitcher to finish out a blowout win over Puget Sound.
SP Hunter Campbell, Jr., Lynchburg
In hs first collegiate win Campbell spun a one-hitter with just four base-runners allowed in the effort as he threw the first complete-game shutout for Lynchburg since 2016
SP Ryan Loutos, So., Washington (Mo.)
Loutos was nearly unhittable against No. 13-ranked Concordia (TX), tossing a complete game shutout, limiting the Tornados to three hits, walking one and matching a career-best with 13 strikeouts. The performance was Loutos' longest of the season.
SP Grant Rademacher, Sr., DePauw
Rademacher started and pitched seven innings of no-hit ball with 11 strikeouts and no walks. He allowed one unearned run as he collected the win
SP Tyler Showers, Jr., Arcadia
Tyler Showers was near perfect on the bump for Arcadia as he recorded the program's second ever no-hitter, leading the Knights to victory. Showers needed only 87 pitches to accomplish the feat as he struck out six, with his only blemish coming on a lead-off walk to start the fourth inning.
SP Brett Sullivan, Jr., Coast Guard
Sullivan fired a complete game two-hitter and struck out a career-high 13 leading Coast Guard to a 3-0 win over Alfred State in the Bears final game at the Gene Cusic Classic. Sullivan (1-1) was dominant as he faced just one batter over the minimum and did not walk a batter. He allowed a lead off single before setting down 22 straight batters before a single in the eighth which was later erased on a double play.
RP William Gibbons, Sr., Berry
Gibbons recorded a pair of wins in relief over the weekend against historically two of the best NCAA Division III baseball programs in the country to lead the Vikings to a 2-1 weekend of play. He tossed 3.0 innings in relief in a 7-6 walk-off victory over Marietta on Saturday. He entered the game down by one in the eight inning and closed the game out allowing no hits and fanning three. Gibbons then led the Vikings to yet another come-from-behind win on Sunday against No. 16 Cortland. He entered in the ninth inning and retired the side to give Berry the chance to win it in the home half of the inning off a Quinn Smith walk-off single. In his two appearances, he allowed just a single hit, no runs and struck out four.
RP Kyle Gray, So., Worcester St.
Gray had the Lancers' outing of the week as Worcester State went a perfect 5-0 in Florida. In a relief appearance against Husson on Friday, Gray threw 4.1 perfect innings while picking up the win on the hill as the Lancers won their fifth straight game.