2017 Diamond Sports Baseball Players of the Week

May 8
(Hitter and Pitcher) Kyle Uhrich, Webster University
Kyle Uhrich, a senior for Webster University, claims both the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards. At the plate Uhrich hit .500 for the Gorloks, helping them to secure the SLIAC regular season title. He recorded a hit while driving in a run in all three games last week including a 3-for-4 game in the regular season finale against Fontbonne. Uhrich finished the week with four runs batted in and four doubles, going 5-for-10 at the plate.

On the mound, Uhrich picked up a complete game shutout win over Fontbonne, his seventh win of the season. Uhrich worked nine innings of two-hit ball, striking out nine and walking just one.

April 30
(Hitter) Jesse Getz, Greenville College
Jesse Getz is the SLIAC Baseball Hitter of the Week after helping the Panthers to three conference wins last week. Getz, a junior infielder, hit .667 over the three games, driving in nine and crossing the plate 10 times on his own. He recorded at least three hits in all three games including four hits in a 14-5 win over Principia. Getz added two home runs on the week, finishing the week with a 1.267 slugging percentage.

(Pitcher) Kyle Uhrich, Webster University
Kyle Uhrich, from Webster University, is the SLIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Uhrich, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., went nine innings in a key conference win over Westminster. Uhrich worked all nine innings, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning, before allowing two hits. He finished the game with a school-record 16 strikeouts while picking up his sixth win of the season.

April 24
(Hitter) Ben Dinter, Webster University
Ben Dinter, a junior outfielder for Webster University, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week. Dinter had an explosive week at the plate, hitting .500 over four games with three home runs and nine runs batted in. He homered in three straight games, helping the Gorloks to four conference wins on the week. Dinter was 6-for-12 at the plate, finishing the week with a 1.333 slugging percentage and six runs scored. He tallied four multi-hit games on the week as well.

(Pitcher) Kyle Olliges, Spalding University
The SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week is Spalding University's Kyle Olliges. Olliges, a senior from Louisville, Ky., was dominant in his only start on the week, a 12-1 win over Blackburn. Olliges set a school record with 16 strikeouts in the seven-inning conference win. He allowed just two hits in the game, with the only run coming on a solo home run.

April 17
(Hitter) Jonathan Hoevelmann, Fontbonne University
This week's SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week is Jonathan Hoevelmann from Fontbonne University. Hoevelmann, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., was nearly unstoppable at the plate; finishing with a .800 batting average over three games. He went 12-of-15 at the plate with seven runs scored, sparking a Griffin offense that reached double-digit runs in all three games. Hoevelmann's best day was a 5-for-6 performance against Westminster, crossing the plate three times.

(Pitcher) Jimi Keating, Spalding University
Jimi Keating is the SLIAC/Diamon Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season. Keating, a junior from Bardstown Ky.,  led Spalding to a 1-0 win over Webster University. He worked nine scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while striking out 13 and walking only one batter. Keating currently ranks 5th in NCAA Division III strikeouts and 9-0 on the season.

April 10
(Hitter) Ryan Schocker, Fontbonne University
Ryan Schocker, from Fontbone University, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week. Schocker, a junior from Schaumburg, Ill., led a potent Griffin offense that scored 43 runs over six games last week. He hit .520 on the week with two home runs and 13 runs batted, going 13-of-25 at the plate. Schocker recorded a hit in all six games and drove in at least one run in five of the games. He had four multi-hit games including a high of four hits in a win over MacMurray. Schocker added a grand slam home run against Spalding for the winning runs as well.

(Pitcher) Josh Fleming, Webster University
Josh Fleming is this week's SLIAC/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week. Fleming, a junior at Webster University, recorded a pair of conference wins last week to move to 4-0 on the season. Fleming started the week with six scoreless innings of one-hit ball in a win over MacMurray, striking out nine. He followed with seven innings of work against Iowa Wesleyan, holding the Tigers to just one run and two hits while striking out nine. On the week Fleming recorded a 0.69 earned-run average over 13 innings pitched, striking out 18 while walking none and allowing just three hits.

April 3
(Hitter) Connor Coyne, Principia College
Connor Coyne, from Principia College, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week. Coyne, a senior shortstop from Ballwin, Mo., sparked the Panthers to three wins last week including a memorable performance against Robert Morris-Springfield. Coyne capped his week with a walk-off home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Robert Morris-Springfield, leading Principia to a 5-3 win. He picked up three hits in that game, driving in two. On the week Coyne hit .455, going 5-for-11 at the plate, and finished with four RBI  and a .929 field percentage.

(Pitcher) Sam Huesgen, Westminster College
The SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week is Sam Huesgen, from Westminster College. Huesgen, a freshman, worked nine scoreless innings against Greenville, picking up the complete-game shutout win. He allowed just five hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters in the contest.

March 27
(Hitter) Ray Vogel, Eureka College
Ray Vogel, a junior infielder, from Eureka College is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week. Vogel, from Bartonville, Ill., put together back to back four-hit games while hitting .667 with four home runs and nine runs batted in on the week. He finished 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI against Division I Bradley University, which followed a 4-for-5, 2 home run and 4 RBI game against Blackburn. On the week Vogel was 8-for-12 at the plate and added four runs scored.

(Pitcher) Jonathan Stepp, Blackburn College
Jonathan Stepp from Blackburn College grabs a hold of the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week award after putting his name into the Beavers record book. Stepp, a sophomore from Georgetown, Texas, became the first pitcher in Beaver baseball history to record a no-hitter. Stepp went seven innings in a 7-0 win over Eureka, allowing no hits while walking just one batter and striking out six.

March 20
(Hitter) Blake Patterson, Spalding University
lake Patterson, from Spalding University, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week for March 20. Patterson helped the Golden Eagles to a pair of conference wins, hitting .600 over four games. Patterson notched a hit in all four games including back to back three hit games against MacMurray to wrap up a three game conference series. He added one home run and drove in seven, while also scoring three runs and finishing 9-of-15 at the plate. On the week he finished with a .625 on-base percentage and a .800 slugging percentage while stealing two bases.

(Pitcher) John Lord, Webster University
John Lord picks up this week's SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week award after helping the Gorloks take down #5 ranked Wisconsin-LaCrosse last week. Lord worked 6 1/3 scoreless innings in recording the win. He allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out seven batters.

March 13
(Hitter) Kyle Uhrich, Webster University
Webster University's Kyle Uhrich is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Hitter of the Week for March 13. Uhrich, a senior from St. Louis, Mo., busted out at the plate last week in helping the Gorloks to a pair of wins. Uhrich hit .636 at the plate, going 7-for-11, with two home runs and eight runs batted in over three games. Uhrich picked up one hit against Benedictine, a double, with an RBI. He then recorded three hits in each of the next two games, with a home run in each contest. He drove in all three runs in Webster's 3-1 win over Wheaton and followed with a 3-for-4 day and four RBI in a win over Cornell.

(Pitcher) Kyle Olliges, Spalding University
Kyle Olliges, a senior pitcher for Spalding University, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Olliges, from Louisville, Ky., made two appearances on the mound during the week. He came out of the bullpen for a mid-week game against Transylvania, throwing one inning and striking out three. Olliges followed with a complete game, nine inning shutout win over #25 ranked Concordia (Ill.). In that win Olliges held batters to just six hits while striking out ten. On the week Olliges finished with a 0.90 earned-run average and 13 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched while allowing just eight hits.

March 6
(Hitter) Blake Strebler, Westminster College
Blake Strebler, a junior for Westminster College, is the SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Hitter of the Week after being a part of the Blue Jays' offensive explosion in a double header sweep of Robert Morris-Springfield. Strebler reached base in every plate appearance on the day, going 5-for-5 at the plate while also drawing a walk. In game he was 3-for-3 with four runs scored, a home run, and two runs batted in. In game two he picked up two more hits, both home runs, while driving in five. On the day he finished with seven runs scored, three home runs, and seven runs batted in.

(Pitcher) Jimi Keating, Spalding University
Jimi Keating, a pitcher for Spalding University, is this week's SLIAC/Diamond Sports Pitcher of the Week. Keating notched his third win of the season in a 2-1 victory over Anderson. Keating went 8 2/3 of scoreless innings before giving way and allowing a late run. Keating allowed just four hits in the game while striking out seven.

February 27
(Hitter) Matt Wollnik, Webster University
Matt Wollnik wasted little time in asserting himself this spring fro the Gorloks with an explosive first week of the 2017 season. Wollnik, a senior shortstop from Naperville, Ill., hit .429 with two home runs and seven runs batted in last week, helping Webster to two wins. Wollnik's power was unexpected, as he had two home runs total in his previous three years. He picked up at least a hit in all three games including three hits in a 5-3 win over Rhodes. He drove in five in the week's final game, against Millsaps. On the week he finished 6-of-14 with five runs scored and 1.000 slugging percentage.

(Pitcher) Matt Goro, Webster University
Matt Goro notched a win in his only start last week, as Webster defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor 14-2 in his start. Goro, a senior from Wildwood, Mo., went five scoreless innings in the game and held opposing batters to just four hits while walking only one. Goro also struck out six batters before giving way to the Gorlok bullpen with the game in hand.