KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Max Christoff of Presentation (S.D.) has been named the NAIA Baseball National Player of the Week and Matt Lindsley of York (Neb.) has been chosen as the Pitcher of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The duo was selected for their performances from March 26 – April 1 and was picked out of a pool of conference award winners.
Baseball Player of the Week
Max Christoff, Presentation (S.D.)
6-3, Fr., INF/P, Tucson, Ariz.
• Hit six home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the Saints to a four-game sweep of North Star Athletic Association rival Dakota State (S.D.).
• Weekly Stats
o Six home runs and 15 RBI.
o .692 batting average (9-for-13).
o Eight runs scored and two walks.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Matt Lindsley, York (Neb.)
6-1, Jr., P, Bakersfield, Calif.
• Pitched a complete-game shutout against then-No. 4 Oklahoma Wesleyan, marking the first time the Eagles had failed to score a run this season.
• Weekly Stats
o Nine innings pitched and no runs allowed.
o Three strikeouts and two walks.
o Three hits allowed.
For the entire national player of the week calendar, click here.
Pitcher Nominees: Wes Brooks, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Jose Perez, Bluefield (Va.); Tyler Pittmon, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Josh Kallstrom, Oregon Tech; Kevin Mampe, St. Francis (Ill.); Caleb Eder, Indiana Wesleyan; Blake Ronca, Hope International (Calif.); Nate Dechaine, Morningside (Iowa); Randy Perez, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jacob Karlson, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); Mitch Robinson, British Columbia; Cole Boardman, Ottawa (Kan.); Manny Chavarria, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Sam Moreno, Southwest (N.M.); Erik Montero, Point Park (Pa.); Coleton Horner, Science & Arts (Okla.); Miciah Heard, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Dan Valerio, Southeastern (Fla.); Dustin DeBeau, Cornerstone (Mich.).
Player Nominees: Tyson Campbell, Lyon (Ark.); Trevor Maly, St. Andrews (N.C.); Matthew Blandeburgo, Marymount California; Brandon Hickey, Robert Morris (Ill.); Caleb Eder, Indiana Wesleyan; Robert Milacki, Arizona Christian; Vinny Schmidt, Hastings (Neb.); Kyle Fulton, Central Methodist (Mo.); Wilson Teague, Crowley's Ridge (Ark.); James Bradwell, British Columbia; Bruce Bell, Pikeville (Ky.); Reid Feeley, Bellevue (Neb.); Jordan Hackett, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Dalton Wilburn, Rio Grande (Ohio); Jose Hidalgo, Science & Arts (Okla.); Alex Carrillo, Faulkner (Ala.); Chris Rodriguez, St. Thomas (Fla.); Kyle Herrick, Cornerstone (Mich.).
2018 Baseball Composite Award Winners (Pitcher; Player)
Week 1 (March 20): Parker Thode, Grand View (Iowa); Christian Snow, Mobile (Ala.)
Week 2 (March 27): Jonathan Bermudez, Southeastern (Fla.); Austin Kuchinski, Central Baptist (Ark.)
Week 3 (April 3): Matt Lindsley, York (Neb.); Max Christoff, Presentation (S.D.)