KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bobby Bennett of Indiana Tech has been named the NAIA Baseball National Player of the Week and Gregory Loukinen of Georgia Gwinnett has been chosen as the Pitcher of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The duo was selected for their performances from April 9 – 15 and was picked out of a pool of conference award winners.
Baseball Player of the Week
Bobby Bennett, Indiana Tech
5-10, JR, OF, Orlando, Fla.
• Played a key role in a 10-0 week for the Warriors and extending the club’s winning streak to 15-straight.
• Weekly Stats
o .650 batting average (13-for-20).
o 16 RBI and 15 runs scored.
o Eight home runs.
Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Gregory Loukinen, Georgia Gwinnett
5-11, JR, P, Berkley, Mich.
• Tossed the first no-hitter in Georgia Gwinnett history in a 6-0 victory against Reinhardt (Ga.).
• Weekly Stats
o Eight strikeouts.
o Nine innings pitched.
o No walks.
For the entire national player of the week calendar, click here.
Pitcher Nominees: Ben Madison, Central Baptist (Ark.); Carson Bach, Tennessee Wesleyan; Reynaldo Gomez, Simpson (Calif.); Miguel Villafane, Judson (Ill.); Mason Shinabery, Huntington (Ind.); Scott Savage, The Master's (Calif.); Vinny Schmidt, Hastings (Neb.); Gunnar Friend, Avila (Mo.); Braeden Allemann, British Columbia; Ryan Sandifer, Oklahoma Wesleyan; Shawn Dubin, Georgetown (Ky.); Shane Groth, Jamestown (N.D.); Hunter Cunningham, LSU Shreveport (La.); Brandon Aoki, Midway (Ky.); Francis Ventura, Science & Arts (Okla.); Alex Carrillo, Faulkner (Ala.); Tanner White, Webber International (Fla.); Jacob Hulcher, University of Northwestern Ohio
Player Nominees: Andrew Warner, Columbia (Mo.); Tristan Clarke, Tennessee Wesleyan; Tyler Pittmon, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Dan Budde, Trinity Christian (Ill.); Wyatt Whitman, Taylor (Ind.); Cory Voss, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Connor Braun, William Jessup (Calif.); Tommy Anderson, Doane (Neb.); Michael Slaten, Benedictine (Kan.); Jacob Karlson, College of the Ozarks (Mo.); John Whaley, British Columbia; Owen Breithaupt, Southwestern (Kan.); Logan Roberts, Campbellsville (Ky.); Grant Wehseler, Valley City State (N.D.); Brenden Meade, LSU Shreveport (La.); Graeham Luttor, Midway (Ky.); Lane Milligan, Oklahoma City; Blake Jackson, Middle Georgia State; Elih Marrero, St. Thomas (Fla.).
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.)
Week 4 (April 10): David Mead, Ottawa (Kan.); Josh Kallstrom, Oregon Tech
Week 5 (April 17): Gregory Loukinen, Georgia Gwinnett; Bobby Bennett, Indiana Tech