2019 NAIA Baseball Players of the Week (April 9, 2019)

2019 NAIA Baseball Players of the Week (April 9, 2019)

Kansas City, Mo. – Alex Sanchez of Science & Arts (Okla.) has been named the NAIA National Baseball Player of the Week and Josh Ray of Missouri Baptist has been named the NAIA National Baseball Pitcher of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The pair were honored for their performances from April 1 – 6 and were selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Pitcher Player of the Week

Josh Ray, Missouri Baptist

Jr., Imperial, Mo.

  • Earned two victories on the week in two starts and 16 innings pitched
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 25 strikeouts, seven of the first 12 batters he faced against College of the Ozarks (Mo.)
    • Two runs allowed
    • Two complete games


Player of the Week

Alex Sanchez, Science and Arts (Okla.)

Sr., C, New York, N.Y.

  • Hit five home runs over the course of three games
  • Weekly Stats:
    • .727 batting average
    • 2.273 slugging percentage
    • 15 R.B.I

Pitcher Nominees:
Irving Martin, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Cameron Heinrich, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; John Schulz, Oregon Tech ; Evan Liebau, Judson (Ill.) ; Chase Dowell, Marian (Ind.) ; Brock Mosier, San Diego Christian (Calif.) ; Jake Fosgett, Concordia (Neb.) ; Mason Schwellenbach, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Jonathan Mckinney, Georgia Gwinnett ; Jake Olofson, Kansas Wesleyan ; Brady Cappe, Pikeville (Ky.) ; Stephen Knapp, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Caleb Baker, Texas A&M Texarkana ; Marco Quintanar, Point Park (Pa.) ; Bryce Milligan, Oklahoma City ; Antonio Frias, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Orlando Rodriguez, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Jack Ferguson, Madonna (Mich.)


Player Nominees: Caleb Dean, Missouri Baptist ; Braden Mosley, Tennessee Wesleyan ; Kelby Richardson, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Parker Coleman, Roosevelt (Ill.) ; Chris Griffin, Grace (Ind.) ; Aaron Shackelford, The Master's (Calif.) ; Austin Zylstra, Northwestern (Iowa) ; Jeremie Gonzalez, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Mitchell Lundholm, Fisher (Mass.) ; Trevor Johnson, McPherson (Kan.) ; Tyler Menrath, Pikeville (Ky.) ; Adrian Zubia, Mayville State (N.D.) ; Bobby Galindo, Southwest (N.M.) ; Clay Woeste, Indiana Southeast (Ind.) ; Zach Cornell, Middle Georgia State ; Manuel Mesa, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Connor McCoy, Siena Heights (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.)

Week 3 (April 03): Conyal Cody, Sterling (Kan.), Will Law, William Jessup (Calif.)

Week 4 (April 10): Josh Ray, Missouri Baptist, Alex Sanchez, Science & Arts (Okla.)

Championship Information



May 11-14, 2020
National Championship Opening 
Round – Campus Sites
May 22-29, 2020
Lewis-Clark State College
Lewiston, Idaho