2019 NAIA Baseball Players of the Week (April 23, 2019)

2019 NAIA Baseball Players of the Week (April 23, 2019)

Kansas City, Mo. – Jake Sola of York (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Baseball Player of the Week and Niall Windeler of British Columbia 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 15 – 21 and were selected out of a pool of conference award winners.


Pitcher Player of the Week

Niall Windeler, British Columbia

Jr., Toronto, Ontario

  • Tossed a nine-inning no-hitter against Oregon Tech in a 6-0 victory
  • Weekly Stats:
    • 10 Strikeouts, 106 pitches
    • Zero walks, 27 batters faced
    • One fielding error away from a perfect game


Player of the Week

Jake Sola, York (Neb.)

Jr., 1B, Lincoln, Calif.

  • Five of his six hits over the course of four games were home runs
  • Weekly Stats:
    • Five home runs
    • 10 R.B.I.
    • .429 AVG, 1.500 SLG

Pitcher Nominees:
Chris Wall, Columbia (Mo.) ; Eduardo Munoz, Point (Ga.) ; Isaiah Ramos, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Kenuel Dominguez, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Alex Mccutcheon, Huntington (Ind.) ; Tyler Fujimoto, William Jessup (Calif.) ; Bradley Bero, Doane (Neb.) ; Mason Schwellenbach, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Edwar Melendez, Bethany (Kan.) ; Kyle Fieger, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Brady Engebretson, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Alex Naiser, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Zach Harvey, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Matt Merrill, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Devin Smith, William Carey (Miss.) ; Andres Fernandez, Warner (Fla.) ; Robin VanOrden, Rochester (Mich.)


Player Nominees: Tyler Bracht, William Woods (Mo.) ; Carnegy Calzado, Point (Ga.) ; Allen Pacheco, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Ryan Campbell, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Donovan Clark, Huntington (Ind.) ; Riley Way, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) ; Kawaiola Takemura, William Jessup (Calif.) ; Drake Pilat, Jamestown (N.D.) ; Logan Finley, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Bryan Benz, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Jt Patterson, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Cole Chambers, Texas A&M Texarkana ; Douglas Pollock, WVU Tech ; Cristian Laboy, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Max Guzman, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Noah Matthews, USC Beaufort (S.C.) ; 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.)

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.)

Week 5 (April 17): Craig Barton, Truett McConnell (Ga.), Bryce Morison, Westmont (Calif.)

Week 6 (April 24): Niall Windeler, British Columbia , Jake Sola, York (Neb.)

Championship Information



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