D3baseball.com Team of the Week

The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its third season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the fifth Team of the Week of the 2014 season.

Games of Mar. 10-16, 2014

C  Jay Kenyon, Jr., Lynchburg

Kenyon hit his team-leading second homer of the season last week while driving in 11 runs. He batted .455 (10-for-22) on the week while getting on base at an .458 clip.

1B  Casey Grimes, Jr., Rowan

Grimes led Rowan to a pair of victories. He batted .727 (8-for-11) with four runs scored and six RBIs. He hit three doubles, a home run and stole a base.

2B  Warren Hartmann, Sr., Merchant Marine

Hartmann exploded during the Mariners perfect 4-0 week, going 10-of-13 (.769) at the plate and posting a slugging percentage of 1.769. The senior had at least one hit and one RBI in each game and totaled 10 RBIs over the four game stretch. Hartmann recorded seven extra base hits, including two triples and two home runs. He scored nine runs and stole four bases to go along with a .765 on-base percentage.

SS  Jon Spitz, Sr., Wentworth

Spitz batted .500 (15-for-20), with one double, one triple, seven RBI, 11 runs scored and two stolen bases to help the Leopards close out a successful spring break trip to Florida. Spitz registered six consecutive multiple-hit games and either scored or drove in one run in each of WIT’s eight contests.

3B  Andrew Gronski, Jr., Case Western Reserve

Gronski recorded at least three base-hits in four games at the UAA Championship, hitting .567 (17-for-30) with four extra-base hits. He scored nine times and drove in 11.  

OF  Sam Fischer, Sr., Adrian

Fischer drove in a career-high six runs including his second career grand slam and 12th career home run in Adrian's 15-6 win in game one at Franklin on Saturday. Fischer went 5-for-9 (.556) in the doubleheader with two doubles and three walks. He also scored five runs on the day.

OF  Nick Fisher, Sr., Linfield

Fisher piled up four extra-base hits as part of a 7-for-14 (.500) performance to help top-ranked Linfield sweep a dangerous Whitman squad. The senior right fielder doubled in every game and tripled in another for a team-high 12 total bases and .857 slugging percentage. He drove in two runs and scored five times.

OF  Jermaine Liggins, Jr., Louisiana College

Liggins collected two doubles, two home runs, and had eight RBI in helping lead Louisiana College to a three game sweep of ASC rival Texas-Tyler. Liggins batted.545 (6-for-11). Liggins efforts helped his team to a sweep of Texas-Tyler for the first time since 2005.

DH   Rob Tomasulo, Jr., Lynchburg

Tomasulo batted .412 (11-for-14) on the week with a team-leading 11 runs. He reached base at a .630 clip with eight walks.

SP  Chris Haddeland, Jr., Linfield

Haddeland hurled a one-hit shutout to lead top-ranked Linfield to a 5-0 victory over Whitman. The reigning national pitcher of the year rang up five strikeouts and carried a no-hitter into the sixth. It was the second consecutive complete-game victory for Haddeland.

SP  Christian Herstine, So., Marietta

Herstine pitched the 21st no-hitter in Marietta history in the Pioneers' 8-0 win over Montclair State on March 13th. He faced two batters over the minimum and did not allow a runner into scoring position. Herstine retired the MSU hitters in order in 7 of the 9 innings.

SP  Harley Moore, Jr., Dickinson

Moore had a great outing in Florida, spinning a two-hit, complete-game shutout. He recorded 10 strikeouts while not allowing a walk in a 3-0 win over Westfield State.

RP  Nathan Suyematsu, So., Pacific (Ore.)

Making the longest pitching appearance of his college career, Suyematsu did not allow a hit, walked two and struck out four and earned the win in the Boxers' 9-8, 17-inning game with Lewis & Clark on Saturday. He had played the entire game at second base before moving the mound in the top of the 11th inning.