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2019 NAIA Baseball Players of the Week (March 26, 2019)

Baseball - Faulkner University

Kansas City, Mo. – Jacob Freeland of Faulkner (Ala.) has been named the NAIA National Baseball Player of the Week and Philip Sieli of Tennessee Wesleyan has been named the NAIA National Baseball Pitcher of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.

 

Pitcher Player of the Week

Philip Sieli, Tennessee Wesleyan

Sr., Wellington, Fla.

  • Threw a seven-inning no-hitter against St. Andrews (N.C.) last week.
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Eight strikeouts
    • One Walk

 

Player of the Week

Jacob Freeland, Faulkner (Ala.)

Sr., DH, Cape Coral, Fla.

  • Hit a home run on consecutive days against No. 8 Middle Georgia State in a pair of wins.
  • Weekly Stats:
    • .650 Batting average
    • 1.050 Slugging percentage
    • Two home runs, 11 R.B.I.

 

Pitcher Nominees:
Tristan Steffens, William Woods (Mo.) ; Ray Diaz, Marymount California ; Garrett Hawkins, British Columbia ; Michael Quiram, St. Francis (Ill.) ; Alex Mccutcheon, Huntington (Ind.) ; Dominic Potlongo, Hope International (Calif.) ; Jake Fosgett, Concordia (Neb.) ; Anthony Garcia, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) ; Jonathan McKinney, Georgia Gwinnett ; Edwar Melendez, Bethany (Kan.) ; Josh Avila, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Jarrett Poh, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Clayton Doyle, LSU Alexandria (La.) ; Zach Harvey, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Colton Williams, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Antonio Frias, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Felix Dieguez, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Collin Young, Cornerstone (Mich.)

 

Player Nominees: Josh Sears, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ; Jose Santana, Bluefield (Va.) ; Shawn Barrowdale, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Jaxon Valcke, British Columbia ; Jack Cunningham, St. Ambrose (Iowa) ; Noah Freimuth, Saint Francis (Ind.) ; Anthony Lepre, The Master's (Calif.) ; Jesse Garcia, Concordia (Neb.) ; Michael Slaten, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Markus Montelongo, Sterling (Kan.) ; Raudy Martinez, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Cody Banks, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Jose Diaz, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) ; Clayton Surrell, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Bryson Lierle, Oklahoma City ; Ivan Nunez, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Blaine Milheim, Concordia (Mich.)

 

2018-19 Baseball Composite Award Winners (Pitcher, Player)

Week 1 (March 20): Alec Myers, William Penn (Iowa), Taylor Fajardo, LSU Shreveport (La.)

Week 2 (March 27): Philip Sieli, Tennessee Wesleyan , Jacob Freeland, Faulkner (Ala.)

Championship Information

NAIA Baseball Championship
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