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 final Team of the Week of the 2019 season.
Games of April 29-May 5, 2019
C Brad Baldinger, Jr., Denison
Baldinger was 9-for-11 (.818) with five runs scored, one home run and seven RBIs in No. 13 Denison's wins over Muskingum, Oberlin and Wabash. He also slugged 1.091. Baldinger threw out one base runner in the 6-0 shutout of Wabash to complete Denison's regular season with a program-best 34-6 record.
1B Sean Meyer, So., Marian (Wis.)
Meyer went 13-for-19 (.684) at the plate to lead Marian to a 3-1 record and earn a spot in the NACC tournament. Meyer had a multi-hit game in all four games for the week including a pair of four-hit games. He also added a pair of doubles on the week to go with five runs batted in and four runs scored. Defensively, he was perfect on his 32 chances and threw out a runner from behind the dish in the finale against Illinois Tech.
2B Kobe Rogerson, Fr., Husson
Rogerson batted .636 in the NAC tournament as Husson cruised through double-elimination action to become the 2019 champions. In total, Rogerson helped the Eagles to a 5-0 week with nine hits (.500 batting average), a double, seven RBIs, five runs scored, and two walks in 18 at bats. He was also perfect in 21 total catches at second base while riding on a 12-game hitting streak.
SS Sam Claycamp, Sr., Franklin
Claycamp batted .357 (5-for-14) and hit two go-ahead home runs for the Grizzlies in their sweep of conference foe Anderson on Tuesday afternoon. For the week, he had three runs scored, nine RBIs with four walks and a stolen base. Claycamp slugged .857 as he had a double to go with the two home runs.
3B Dugan Darnell, Sr., Adrian
Darnell powered the Bulldogs to their MIAA-record 11th consecutive conference championship with a 4-1 week, leading the team with three home runs, 10 runs batted in and a 1.133 slugging percentage. He batted .400 (6-for15) on the week and hit the first grand slam by an Adrian hitter since 2016 to put the Bulldogs ahead for good in a title-clinching win over second-place Hope. On the mound, he also notched three saves (including the three-run win against HC) and 10 strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
OF Michael Gunter, Jr., Rockford
Gunter had at least three hits in three of Rockford's four games over the weekend. For the week, Gunter hit .667 (10-for-15) with a .688 on-base percentage and a 1.067 slugging percentage. He finished with 10 hits including four doubles, a triple, four runs scored and seven runs batted in.
OF Nick Herzog, Sr., Mass.-Boston
Herzog combined for 10 hits in 21 at-bats and had two doubles, two triples, four home runs eight RBIs, nine runs scored, three stolen bases, four walks. He hit .476 on the week while also registering a .560 on-base percentage and a team-leading 1.333 slugging percentage.
OF Bret Williams, Jr., Penn State Harrisburg
Williams hit .438 and slugged 1.188 with an on-base percentage of .500, giving him an impressive OPS of 1.688. In four games played, he tallied five extra-base hits, including three home runs, a triple and one double, to go along with 19 total bases, nine runs scored, six RBIs and two walks.
DH Anthony Crowley, Sr., Westfield St.
Crowley posted yet another outstanding week, hitting .556 (5-for-9) with two home runs and seven RBIs in a 2-1 week. he had a .667 obp and a remarkable 1.556 slugging percentage as four of his five hits went for extra bases.
SP Ryan Loutos, So., Washington (Mo.)
Loutos tossed a two-hit complete game shutout with a career-high 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 win in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Knox. The complete-game shutout was Loutos' second of the year.
SP Ben Marsico, Jr., Washington & Jefferson
Marsico tossed a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 win at Saint Vincent last Saturday. The junior struck out four and allowed just three Bearcats to reach base in the game.
SP Adam Gregory, Sr., Concordia Chicago
Gregory threw a complete game seven inning shutout vs. No. 25 Webster this week. He allowed just three hits and four base runners total in the win to go along with five strikeouts.
RP Fernando Guerrero, Sr., New Jersey City
Guerrero struck out 10 batters in an abbreviated relief role in a 12-3 win over a 25-win NYU team. Guerrero entered the game in the fifth inning and fired gas as he struck out the first seven batters he faced and fanned 10 of the 13 batters he faced in his perfect outing (4.1 innings).
RP Chris Puzakulics, Sr., Cortland
Puzakulics pitched the final four innings with Cortland clinging to a one-run lead and allowed only one baserunner on a two-out walk in the ninth to earn the save in an 8-7 win over Oneonta in a SUNYAC Tournament elimination game. He finished with six strikeouts.