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 eighth Team of the Week of the 2019 season.
Games of March 25-31, 2019
C Brad Pearson, Sr., Clarkson
Pearson hit .600/.700/1.267 in a 4-0 weekend against Vassar. He was 9-for-15 at the plate and then added to his on-base percentage with four walks and a hit by pitch. He also hit two home runs and four doubles while scoring 12 times and driving in eight runs.
1B Nicholas Baham, Sr., Christopher Newport
Baham lead top-ranked CNU to a three-game sweep over Mary Washington with four homers in three games. He batted 7-for-15 (.467) and slugged 1.267 in 15 at-bats this week. He drove in eight runs and scored five times. Baham was perfect in 20 chances at first base.
2B Max Popken, Fr., Caltech
Popken hit in every game for the Beavers throughout the week which included victories over New Rochelle and No. 10 Cal Lutheran. His .571/.647/.786 triple slash is the team's highest for any player in any week this season. The rookie knocked in six runs over four games but saved his best game for the Kingsmen on Saturday, going 4-for-4 at the dish to help Caltech beat Cal Lutheran for the first time since 1963.
SS Toby Welk, Sr., Penn State-Berks
Welk had a .588 batting average (10-for-17) and a 1.176 slugging percentage in four games last week. He had ten RBIs, nine runs, two doubles, one triple, two home runs and a stolen base. Welk's first of two home runs in a win against Wells also made him the all-time hits leader for Penn State-Berks.
3B Nick Belka, Jr., Mt. Aloysius
Belka hit .647 (9-for14) in a 4-0 week for the Mounties. He reached base at a .688 clip while scoring seven runs and driving in four more. Belka slugged .857.
OF Nicholas Cordeau, Fitchburg State
Cordeau batted .615 (8-for-13) with three doubles, two home runs, seven runs scored, four walks and three RBI in a 4-0 week for the Falcons. He slugged 1.308.
OF Chris DeGiacomo, Gr., Johns Hopkins
DeGiacomo went 8-for-12 (.667) in three games with two doubles and three home runs. He also scored eight runs, drove in seven, and worked two walks as he slugged 1.583 for the week.
OF Eric Marriott, Sr., Mitchell
Marriott batted .692 (9-for-13) with four RBIs and nine runs scored while leading the Mariners to a 4-0 week. Marriott, slugged .923 for the week and had an on-base percentage of .765.
DH Jacob Thompson, Fr., Oberlin
Thompson closed out the Yeomen's spring break slate on fire, hitting .692 (9-for-13) over the final four games of the trip. He had two doubles, two triples, and eight RBIs. He totaled 15 bases and scored four runs while slugging 1.154 and producing an OPS of 1.821.
SP Chris Atwood, Sr., UW-Oshkosh
Atwood registered the 10th no-hitter in the history of the UW-Oshkosh program during the Titans' 8-0 victory over visiting Finlandia on Sunday. Atwood threw only 88 pitches and retired 27 of the 29 Lions he faced. Atwood struck out a career-high 13 batters as he recorded his first complete-game performance in six career starts.
SP Cam Graham, So., Husson
Just two outs away from a perfect game, Maine-Farmington snuck a ball up the middle into the outfield for their only hit of the game against Graham on Saturday. Throwing a complete seven-inning game, Graham gave up just a single walk in the final inning as well while throwing out six batters by the end of a 3-0 shutout conference victory for the Eagles.
SP Tommy Parsons, Sr., Fitchburg State
Parsons went seven scoreless innings with a Fitchburg State single game tying record 13 K's, while allowing just one hit in the Falcons 1-0 triumph over Mass. Maritime Academy in game two of Saturday's doubleheader.
RP Jamie Wallace, So., Dallas
Wallace came in relief of Andrew Magness in Sunday's 12 inning upset over No. 5 Texas Lutheran. Wallace picked up where Magness left off, throwing three shutout innings without a hit allowed in the extra frames. He struck out three.