BAY CITY, Mich. - Ashland University senior outfielder Austin Erb (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover) and Northwood University junior pitcher Jake Winicki (Birmingham, Mich. / Brother Rice) have been chosen as the GLIAC Baseball "Player of the Week" and "Pitcher of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC Baseball Player of the Week:
5-11, Senior, OF
Ashland University senior Austin Erb helped AU sweep a three-game series from Saginaw Valley State. For the week Erb went 6-for-9 with five runs scored, five RBI and one extra-base hit. The Eagles are 14-4 and 3-0 in GLIAC play. Erb currently leads the GLIAC with a 4.88 batting average with 21 hits in 43 at bats.
Baseball Player Weekly Honor Roll: Mike Nadratowski - GV, Mike Vanchieri - HC, Seth Szafranski - NU, Ryan Rovnak - ODU, Tommy Roush - UF, Kasey Koster - WSU.
2013 "Players of the Week": (3/12) G. Brugnoni - GV, (3/19) C. Rudenga - GV, (3/25) A. Erb - AU.
GLIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week:
6-0, Junior, RHP
Birmingham, Mich. / Brother Rice
Northwood University junior pitcher Jake Winicki tossed a complete game shutout in a 4-0 win at Findlay Saturday afternoon. He allowed six hits (all singles) and a walk while striking out six in seven innings of work. For the season, Winicki stands third in the GLIAC with a 1.02 ERA. He has allowed two earned runs in 17.2 innings of work this season.
Baseball Pitcher Weekly Honor Roll: Brad Thomas - AU, Kyle Teague - GV, Dan Pochmara - HC, Jared Messer - MU, Cole Carpenter - ODU, Preston Zachrich - UF, Clayton Ruch - WSU.
2013 "Pitchers of the Week": (3/12) C. Ward- GV, (3/19) A. Campanella- GV, (3/25) J. Winicki - NU.