April 4, 2007
NAIA Baseball Player of the Week
Tennessee Wesleyan center fielder Jered Stanley is the NAIA Baseball Player of the Week after batting .688 and slugging 1.563 with 10 RBIs, four home runs and 11 runs scored.
Stanley helped the Bulldogs to a 3-1 mark in four games last week, opening with an RBI and a 1-for-4 outing in a one-run loss to nationally ranked Trevecca Nazarene. Stanley followed the outing with a 4-for-4, four-run performance in a 15-10 win over NCAA Division II Carson Newman, a game in which he also drove in two on RBI singles.
The Bulldogs then moved to a two-game set against Virginia-Wise, and Stanley helped Tennessee Wesleyan to a 17-3 win in the opener, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with four runs scored. Three of his four base hits left the ballpark, and the Bulldog outfielder drove in six in the game. He also earned one free pass on a walk to move his on-base percentage in the game to 1.000.
In game two, Stanley continued to up his power numbers, belting his fourth homer of the day and finishing with three runs scored in a 2-for-3 performance that helped Tennessee Wesleyan ease past Virginia-Wise in the second game of the double-header 12-5. He also tripled in the game. Stanley finished the week with 11 hits in 16 at bats, walking twice and coming up with five extra-base hits.
Other nominees included: Oscar Ochoa, Patten (Calif.); Thomas Englehardt, Fisher (Mass.); Kyle Christiansen, William Woods (Mo.); Kyle Thompson, Sioux Falls (S.D.); Kyle Waterland, Concordia (Ore.); Matthew Blanton, Thomas (Ga.); Andrew Shaver, Lee (Tenn.); Josh Widman, Saint Francis (Ind.); Brandon Turner, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Steven Boldt, Viterbo (Wisc.); Tyson Povey, Bethany (Kan.); Bobby Spain, Oklahoma City; Daniel Guttridge, Cumberlands (Ky.).
Indiana Tech starting pitcher Shawn Loglisci is this week's NAIA Baseball Pitcher of the Week after firing a seven-inning no-hitter against Concordia (Mich.) last week.
Indiana Tech won the contest 2-0, improving its mark in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference to 6-0.
Loglisci struck out eight while allowing only four baserunners on walks in the game, as the 6'4 junior from Victoria, British Columbia helped Indiana Tech pitching to 32-straight scoreless innings and an 8-0 record last week. Indiana Tech is now 19-6-1 on the season and currently riding a 13-game winning streak.
Other nominees this week included: Peter Gehle, Bellevue (Neb.); Zach Thompson, Fisher (Mass.); Kyle Corwin, Concordia (Ore.); Robert Carey, Avila (Mo.); Travis O'Donnell, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Steve Goins, California Baptist; Daniel Forrer, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Nathan Fritz, Milligan (Tenn.); Mike Laughlin, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Barrett Brown, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.); Daniel Cutler, Saint Ambrose (Iowa); Joe Robinson, Dickinson State (N.D.); Ryan Pope, Savannah Art & Design (Ga.).