Baseball Players and Pitchers of the Week Archive

2018 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


February 19, 2018
Batten, a senior from Ruckersvile, Va., played the role of prototypical leadoff hitter in the Eagles season-opening doubleheaders split at Brevard College. Batten reached base seven times in nine plate appearances over two games, helping him to a .778 OBP. He was 5-for-7 at the dish with two RBI and a stolen base. In a 21-1 win in game one, Batten went 2-for-3 with two walks, scored twice and drove in two runs to go with a stolen base. He was 3-for-4 in a 6-5 setback in game two, scoring one time.

February 19, 2018
Selby, a junior from Chesapeake, Va., started his season with a victory in a 5-3 decision in game two over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Selby went five scoreless and hitless innings with his only baserunner allowed coming in his final inning. He rolled up three ground ball outs in the first inning and then sent the next nine batters walking back to the dugout via strikeouts. He got his career-best 10th punchout as the second out in the fifth inning before giving up a two-out walk. A ground out ended the frame and his season-opening outing.

February 12, 2018
Loewenberg, a junior from Baltimore, Md., opened the season with a 3-for-6 combined effort in a sweep of Averett University. Loewenberg went 1-for-3 in a 6-0 victory in game one. He game two, he reached base four times with two hits and two walks to go with a stolen base in an 11-7 win. Twice he gave the Generals' a lead, first with a sac fly for a 4-3 edge in the second. He put W&L on top for good with a two-run double to break a 7-7 tie in the fifth frame.

February 12, 2018
McKoon, a sophomore from Chattanooga, Tenn., spearheaded the Generals' shutout effort with a strong outing in a 6-0 victory over Averett in the season-opener. McKoon went 6.2 innings on the hill and surrendered just three hits without a walk, missing a complete-game in the 7-inning doubleheader contests by one out. He fanned seven along the way. After allowing a first-inning single with two down, McKoon set down 11 straight batters before a one-out single back up the middle broke his run in the fifth.

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2017 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


May 1, 2017
Arocho, a senior from Glen Burnie, Md., hit safely in all five games for Shenandoah last week as he went 10-for-21 on the way to a .476/.542/.619 slash line. He drove in nine runs on the week, including four RBI in the all-important 8-7 comeback victory over Virginia Wesleyan. Without that win in game two, Shenandoah would not have secured the #1 seed in the ODAC Tournament. Arocho doubled twice in that game, driving in two runs with both knocks including the tying run in the eighth. He came around to score the go-ahead run on the way to the victory. He also drove in four runs in the first game of that series and chipped in another RBI in a 9-5 win over Washington and Lee earlier in the week. For the season, Arocho is .342 with a .429 OBP and .422 SLG. He is third in the league in walks (26), fourth in runs (44), and ninth in hits (55).

May 1, 2017
Ruhlman, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., picked up a pair of big ODAC wins last week to help Roanoke secure a spot in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Ruhlman started and worked the first five innings in a 3-0 win at Emory & Henry. He have allowed just two hits with a walk while fanning three before leaving the ballgame. Ruhlman took to the hill a second time in a 5-3 victory over Randolph-Macon. He worked eight solid innings, giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out five. For the season, Ruhlman is 3-5 with a 4.24 earned run average in 76.1 innings of work.

April 24, 2017
Marcelle, a sophomore from Millsboro, Del., helped the nationally top-ranked Hornets collect four victories last week including three ODAC wins. Marcelle went 7-for-13 from the dish with two triples, a homer, seven runs driven in and five more runs scored. He added three walks and two stolen bases to rack up a .538/.667/1.077 slash line. Marcelle had a monster game in SU's 17-10 victory over Eastern Mennonite as he went 4-for-4 with both triples, a homer and six RBI while scoring three runs. He walked and drove in a run in a 16-4 win over Marymount (Va.), and added two hits, a pair of walks, and two stolen bases in the Hornets 5-4 and 4-1 doubleheader sweep at nationally 11th-ranked Randolph-Macon. For the season, Marcelle is hitting .444 with a .592 OBP and .667 slugging percentage.

April 24, 2017
Devereux, a sophomore from Mount Prospect, Ill., made two appearances for the Generals and picked up a save and a win in two conference outings. Devereux preserved a 7-6 win over Bridgewater on Wednesday, working a perfect ninth frame for his fifth save in the season. He came back to throw 3.2 innings to get the win in a 5-4 triumph over Roanoke. He gave up one unearned run on three hits with two strikeouts. Devereux is tied for the ODAC lead in wins with a 7-1 record. His five saves are one off the league lead, while his 1.64 earned run average tops all conference players.

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2016 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


April 25, 2016
Loew, a junior from Binghampton, N.Y., help Shenandoah to a 4-0 showing that included three conference victories to lock up the #1 seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament. Loew hit .429 with a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .556 on-base percentage augmented by four walks, one in each game. He collected six hits on the week with three going for extra bases. He smacked a homer and drove in two runs in a 6-2 win over Eastern Mennonite. He followed that by going 2-for-4 with a triple, homer and four RBI in a 9-8 triumph at non-conference Elizabethtown. Loew finished the week with a 3-for-7 showing in a sweep (4-1, 8-2) at Lynchburg. He drove in two runs in game one and added another RBI in game two to give him nine for the week. He scored five total runs and added a stolen base to his stat line. For the season, Loew is fifth in the ODAC with a .385 batting average and second with a .708 slugging percentage. He leads the league with 47 RBI and six triples.

April 25, 2016
Johnson, a senior from Dunnsville, Va., worked 10 innings over two games last week, helping Hampden-Sydney to a pair of wins and the fourth seed in the upcoming ODAC Baseball Tournament. Johnson opened with a scoreless inning of relief in a 7-6 win at Randolph-Macon. He then worked 9.0 innings in Tigers 2-1 win over Washington and Lee in 11 innings. He gave up one run while scattering eight hits. He walked one and fanned seven in the no-decision. For the season, Johnson is 4-2 with a 3.03 earned run average 68.1 innings of work. He has fanned 59 batters, good for sixth in the ODAC.

April 18, 2016
Lodge, a senior from Chesterfield, Va., stayed red hot as he hit .700 to lead the nationally sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 week against ODAC competition. Lodge went 7-for-10 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored in the three contests. He added four walks to push his OBP to .750. He was 6-for-7 and reached base eight times in a sweep of Roanoke (16-9, 4-3). He drove in two runs in a 3-for-4 effort in game one, and went 3-for-3 with a double and two walks in game two. In a 10-1 win at Virginia Wesleyan, Lodge doubled and walked twice while driving in a run and stealing a base. He scored one run in each contest. For the season, Lodge leads the ODAC in batting (.490), slugging (.959), OBP (.584) and homers (10). He's second with 39 RBI and 94 total bases. His current hitting streak stands at nine games and has hit safely in 13 of his past 14 outings.

April 18, 2016
Greiser, a senior from Virginia Beach, Va., helped the Marlins stay in the hunt for an ODAC tournament position by tossing his first collegiate complete game to defeat nationally seventh-ranked Shenandoah, 6-1. Greiser surrendered just four hits, with two of those coming in the ninth inning as Shenandoah notched its only run with two outs in the final frame. The Marlins' southpaw finished the game with a strikeout to mark his 11th of the contest, one off a career-high. For the season, Greiser is now 3-2 with a 4.67 earned run average in 34.2 innings of work. He has struck out 32 batters.

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2015 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


April 20, 2015
Overby, a senior from Petersburg, Va., helped the Hornets to a 4-2 week as he hit homeruns in three straight games and account for 18 runs scored over the four of the six games played. He batted .421 (8-for-19) with a double, three homers and 12 runs driven in. He also scored six times and drew three free passes towards a .500 OBP. In game two against Lynchburg (L, 8-6), he went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and five RBI. He added four RBI in the next game against Marymount (W, 9-1), hitting his second homer of the week. He cleared the fences for a third consecutive game in game two (L, 6-1). For the season, Overby is batting .333 with a .602 slugging percentage, third-best in the ODAC. He's second in the conference with six homers and fourth with 27 RBI.

April 20, 2015
Leake, a junior from Fredericksburg, Va., made two appearances for the Eagles last week, picking up a pair of wins to help Bridgewater lock up the fourth seed in the ODAC Tournament. Leake got the win in a 7-5 victory over top-seeded Shenandoah, working a scoreless inning. He followed that iwth a start at Roanoke, working six shutout innings towards an 8-3 win. She gave up just two hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Leake is now 5-3 on the season with an ODAC third-best 1.69 earned run average and 36 strikeouts in 48.0 innings of work.

April 13, 2015
Rogers, a senior from Farmville, Va., went 11-for-17 (.647) last week, helping the Hornets to a 5-1 showing to move up into sixth position in the ODAC standings. He had three multi-hit games, including a 5-for-6 showing with six runs batted in and three runs scored in a 12-6 win at Hampden-Sydney. He was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI in a 10-3 non-conference win at Greensboro. He added a double and a RBI in an 11-4 victory at Washington and Lee. He finished wth two hits, a walk and two runs scored in a 13-2 win at Randolph-Macon. He finished with eight RBI and nine runs scored on the week, while five walks helped him to a .760 OBP. He's currently third in the ODAC with a .489 OBP and fifth with a .393 batting average. His 46 hits and 29 runs scored are second and third in the conference, respectively.

April 13, 2015
Engelmann, a sophomore from Potomac Falls, Va., went 1-0 with a save in two appearances for the Hornets last week. His first outing was a four-inning save in a 12-6 win at Hampden-Sydney. He was unscathed in registering 12 outs, fanning a pair for his first save of the season. Three days later, Engelmann started and earned a 13-2 triumph over 15th-ranked Randolph-Macon. In seven innings, he gave up two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts. For the season, Engelmann is 1-0 with a 2.70 earned run average in 20.0 innings of work.

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2014 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


April 21, 2014
Dolan, a senior from Bethesda, Md., put together a strong week in helping the Generals to a 4-2 week against ODAC foes to secure the fourth seed in the upcoming ODAC Baseball Tournament. Dolan had at least one hit in all six contests, going 10-for-29 overall with a double, three homers, eight runs scored and seven runs driven in. He also stole a pair of bases and took care of 23 total chances in the outfield without an error. Dolan finished the regular season with a 3-for-6 day with two homers and five RBI as the Generals came back for a 9-5 win over Virginia Wesleyan. The two dingers give him an ODAC-best 10 on the year, breaking the W&L single season record. He's now fourth the Generals' career lists with 17 homeruns. He's also fourth with 31 career steals. This season, Dolan is batting .364 with 32 RBI.

April 21, 2014
Thompson, a sophomore from Stephens City, Va., tossed a complete game shutout in a 9-0 win over Bridgewater, helping the Hornets to the top seed in the upcoming ODAC Baseball Tournament. The southpaw gave up just six hits and fanned a season-high 12 batters with two walks in nine innings on the hill. He picked up his eighth win, which also marked the seventh victory against league foes. Both totals rank atop the ODAC. His 64 strikeouts also lead the ODAC, while his 2.38 earned run average sits eighth.

April 14, 2014
Wallace, a senior from Rockingham, N.C., put together a strong quintet of games as Guilford went 5-0 with a pair of ODAC wins last week. Wallace went 13-of-22 (.579) from the dish iwth seven extra-base hits including four doubles, two triples and a homer. He drove in 13 runs and scored seven times. He had at least two hits in each game, including a 2-for-5 day with five RBI in a 15-0 win over William Peace. He had three RBI apiece in wins over Greensboro (9-6) and Lynchburg (8-7). He capped his week with a 4-for-5 hitting display with two RBI in a 11-2 victory at Emory & Henry. Wallace is sixth in the ODAC in batting (.418) and second in slugging (.740). His six triples, nine homers and 108 total bases all lead the conference. He is second with 48 RBI.

April 14, 2014
Claudio, a senior from Forest, Va., earns his second weekly award of the season after posting a pair of wins last week. Claudio opened the week by tossing seven strong innings in a 7-1 win over Frostburg State. He gave up one run on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Claudio then returned to the hill over the weekend at Virginia Wesleyan. He pitched the Hornets to a 4-1 win over the Marlins, working 7.1 innings on the bump. He again game up just one run on five hits with four walks and four punchouts. Claudio is now 6-1 with a 3.78 earned run average in 47.2 innings of work.

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2013 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


April 22, 2013
McDaniel, a sophomore from Stafford, Va., put together a week that included the first Shenandoah cycle since 1996. McDaniel helped the Hornets to a 5-1 week by hitting .560 (14-for-25) with five doubles, a triple, three homers, 10 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He also walked three times towards a .607 on-base percentage. The nine extra-base hits pushed him to a 1.200 slugging percentage. McDaniel had three multi-hit games, including two five-hit outings. In the first game against Washington and Lee, McDaniel was 5-for-6 with a double, two homers and seven RBI. He followed that up three days later by hitting for the cycle in a win over St. Joe's-Long Island. He went 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, a homer, four runs scored and three RBI. For the season, McDaniel is hitting .328 with six homers and 33 runs driven in. He's eighth in the ODAC with a .597 slugging percentage. He and his teammates own the third seed in the upcoming ODAC Baseball Tournament.

April 22, 2013
Gregory, a sophomore from Roanoke, Va., appeared three times out of the bullpen for the Maroons and picked up two wins and a save as the Roanoke secured its first ODAC tournament placement since 2004. Gregory opened the week with two scoreless innings of two-hit ball to earn the win in a 4-3 10-inning triumph over Lynchburg. He picked up his second victory of the week with 2.2 innings of work in a 6-5 win over Eastern Mennonite. He gave up one run on four hits. In the nightcap of that series, he tossed the final two frames to record his second save of the season. On the year, Gregory is tied for the league lead with 20 appearances. He owns a 3-1 record with 37 strikeouts and a 2.86 earned run average in 44.0 innings of work.

April 15, 2013
Fulk, a junior from Broadway, Va., hit .417 in Bridgewater's 3-2 week as he went 10-of-24 with three doubles, two triples, eight runs scored and seven runs batted in. He also stole a pair of bases. He had a trio of multi-hit outings, including a 4-for-4 day with a triple, two RBI and four runs scored in a 19-2 win over Ferrum. He also went 3-for-6 in a 12-4 victory at Eastern Mennonite. He smacked a pair of doubles and a triple on the way to three RBI and a run scored. For the season, Fulk is third in the ODAC with a .407 batting average. He also tops the conference lists with 57 hits, 41 runs scored and 16 stolen bases.

April 15, 2013
Gallet, a junior from Stafford, Va., went the distance for the Eagles in a 12-1 win over Roanoke in game two of a double-header on Saturday. He allowed just two hits and only walked one batter in giving up one run. He punched out 11 Maroons in the effort, marking a season-high for the Eagles' righty. The win improved his season record to 5-3 with a 5.25 earned run average in 48.0 innings of work. The complete game was his first of the season.

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2012 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


April 23, 2012
Metz, a senior from Cape Coral, Fla., led the Wasps to a 3-0 week and helped E&H secure the third seed in the ODAC Tournament, its first postseason appearance since 1999. Metz 9-for-13 at the plate with two home runs and three RBI. He tallied multi-hit games in all three contests, reaching base a total of 10 times in 15 plate appearances. He was 4-for-4 in a win over Virginia Intermont, and then went a combined 5-for-9 with four runs scored and two homers in a sweep of Guilford. Metz has caught every pitch thrown by Emory & Henry this season. He leads the team in batting average (.375) and is tied for second in runs scored (29) and home runs (four). He is third in doubles (15) and RBI (26) on the year.

April 16, 2012
Gallet, a sophomore from Stafford, Va., improved to 5-0 on the season with a complete-game 5-1 victory over Guilford last week. He allowed one run while scattering nine hits. He walked one and struck out a career-high eight batters.

April 9, 2012
Savage, a junior from Ashburn, Va., had a huge week at the plate, highlighted by a 5-for-5 performance in the second game against Bridgewater College. In that game, Savage smacked a pair of three-run homeruns while adding two doubles and a single along with another RBI for a total of seven in the game. He also plated two other runs during the week and crossed the plate a total of four times. He hit .467 during the week and is hitting .425 this season. Savage leads the ODAC in doubles (17), is tied for first in RBI (39) and is third in the conference in hits (51).

April 9, 2012
Garrett, a senior from Richmond, Va., turned in best performance of the season as he helped Lynchburg sweep previous league-leading Bridgewater in a double-header last week. Garrett fired the first seven innings of a 4-0 shutout of the Eagles as he gave up just four hits and fanned six. The victory gives him four wins on the season, and helped lower his earned run average to 2.85, which is seventh in the ODAC.

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2011 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


April 18, 2011
Martin, a senior from Chesterfield, Va., hit over .500 for the week recording 11 hits in 21 at bats in the Tigers’ five games. He started off the week with a 3-for-4 performance with three runs, one RBI, a double and a stolen base against Greensboro. Two days later, he went 2-for-4 with one run, one RBI, one double and two stolen bases. He tallied two more hits on a double and a triple against Roanoke. In the Tigers’ season finale against Randolph-Macon, Martin bounced back from a 1-for-5 performance in the first game by going 3-for-3 in the second game, despite being hit in his first three at bats of the game. In the 12-8 win, Martin scored three runs while batting in three others. On the week, he scored seven runs while batting in six, hit four doubles, one triple, and stole three bases.

April 18, 2011
Richter, a junior from Perkasie, Pa., threw his second straight complete game victory on Sunday as he completed his ODAC-leading fourth complete game. He allowed just one earned run and struck out 11 batters in a 9-2 win over Roanoke. The 11 strikeouts are a career high as the junior has lowered his ERA by 1.30 over his past two games. Richter finishes his season with career bests in most pitching categories. He also leads the ODAC in complete games, innings pitched and starts, and is tied for the league-lead with 58 strikeouts.

April 11, 2011
Manthe, a sophomore from Blacksburg, Va., batted .529 (9-for-17) with three doubles and eight runs batted in as he led the Maroons to a 3-1 record last week. He also scored five runs, walked twice and stole a base. Manthe went a career-high 4-for-5 with three runs, a double and five RBI in the first game of a split series against Emory & Henry. He followed that with a pair of two-baggers as part of a 3-for-4 day with two RBI in a win over Virginia Intermont. For the season, Manthe leads Roanoke with several offensive categories including batting avereage (.304), hits (34), runs (17), doubles (11), homers (3) and RBI (24).

April 11, 2011
James, a sophomore from Greenville, N.C., joins senior teammate Sammy Stuart as Guilford winners of the ODAC’s weekly pitching honor this season. The right-hander was 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in three appearances last week. James threw four scoreless innings in relief over two weekday contests before posting his first career complete game in the Quakers’ 4-2 win at ODAC-foe Randolph-Macon College Saturday. He scattered eight hits and fanned four in his team-leading third victory of the season. James is 3-3 this year with a 4.40 ERA in a club-high 15 appearances. In addition to wins and appearances, he leads the Quakers in innings (47) and strikeouts (28). James is 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA and 15 strikeouts in six ODAC games.

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2010 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week


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