Time once again for our look at some of the top single-game performances of the week in D1 college baseball – the nominees for HERO of the Week!
The only way to vote is in the polls at the bottom of each section. Once you’ve made your voice heard, share with friends so they can vote as well and check back next week to see who won. Polls close Tuesday at noon Pacific, so be sure to get your vote in on time!
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With almost 62 percent of the vote last week, you chose John Schuknecht of BR-111 Cal Poly as the D1 Baseball Offensive HERO of the Week! Schuknecht had a grand slam and six RBIs in a 17-5 win over BR-113 UC Irvine.
On the flip side, Mitchell White of BR-142 Santa Clara topped Kyle Wright of BR-2 Vanderbilt by a single vote to take the D1 Baseball Pitching HERO of the Week honors. White earned the award after he tossed a complete game with a career-high 15 strikeouts in a 9-1 win over BR-198 Portland.
Congrats to John and Mitchell!
Now on to this week's nominees.
BR-198 MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY: Talk about getting business done. In a 14-0 win last week over BR-232 James Madison, Dolshun smacked two home runs in two at-bats before leaving the game to go take a school final. That's the epitome of a student-athlete. [divider]
Courtesy of Lipscomb Athletic Department
BR-164 LIPSCOMB: Solomon was a single short of the cycle in a 6-1 victory last week against BR-180 Stetson. He had three RBIs.
BR-174 RICHMOND: Beckwith crushed two grand slams and had eight RBIs in a 16-4 win against BR-206 Elon. [divider]
Courtesy of Xavier Athletic Department
BR-129 XAVIER: Gellenbeck went 2 for 5 at the plate with two home runs – including a grand slam – and had six RBIs 9-0 victory over BR-236 Villanova. [divider]
Courtesy of Buffalo Athletics
BR-221 BUFFALO: In a 7-3 win over BR-278 Niagara last week, Mallaro crushed a grand slam. He had four RBIs.
Courtesy of St. Bonaventure Athletics
BR-208 ST. BONAVENTURE: Grey was on fire against BR-140 Saint Joseph's last week. He struck out 15 batters in over seven innings of work in a 2-0 win. [divider]
Courtesy of CSUN Athletics
BR-112 CAL STATE-NORTHRIDGE: Rosenberg went the distance in a 6-0 shutout victory last week against BR-220 Purdue. He gave up two hits while striking out 12 batters.
BR-57 KENT STATE: A week after tossing a no-hitter, Lauer allowed just one hit while striking out seven in over five innings of work in a 5-4 win against BR-128 Western Carolina.
BR-235 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE: Brown went the distance and beyond in a 6-4 extra innings win against BR-255 Wagner. He went all 12 innings, walking one while striking out nine batters. [divider]
Courtesy of Texas A&M Corpus Christi Athletics
BR-200 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI: Falwell tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out nine batters in a 5-0 win over BR-269 Incarnate Word.