East Division Player of the Week
Gauntlett Eldemire, Ohio, CF
Sophomore, Shaker Heights, Ohio (University School)
Eldemire started all three games this weekend vs. Central Michigan and crushed three home runs, including his first-career multi-homer game Sunday when he hit a three-run bomb in the second frame and his first-career grand slam the following inning. He registered multiple RBIs in all three games, including a career-high seven in Sunday’s series-finale win. The sophomore earned three free passes on the weekend, as well, to help his .529 on-base percentage. He made five putouts without committing an error in center field, while also extending his hitting streak to nine games on the weekend.
West Division Player of the Week
Jordin Hood, Northern Illinois, Outfielder
Junior, Hawthorn Woods, Ill. (Lake Zurich)
Hood went 5-for-10 with five RBI, four runs, three doubles, a triple, two walks, three HBP, a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage in NIU’s three-game sweep of Buffalo over the weekend. He extended his hitting streak to a career-high tying 15 games. He has tallied multiple RBI in four of his last five games. He has had a double in five straight games. On Friday, he went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. On Saturday, he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI, a triple and was hit by two pitches. On Sunday, he went 1-for-2 with two RBI and two walks On the season, he leads the Huskies with a .419 average, 18 runs, 31 hits, 10 doubles, 21 RBI, 10 HBP, seven steals, a .662 slugging percentage and a .517 on-base percentage.
East Division Pitcher of the Week
Brad Stillings, Kent State, Junior
Washington Courthouse, Ohio (Washington Courthouse)
Had a game-high 13 strikeouts in seven innings of work Friday against Eastern Michigan. Stillings leads the team in wins (3-0) strikeouts (26) and innings pitched (24.2). He also has a 2.19 ERA.
West Division Pitcher of the Week
Kolbrin Vitek, Ball State, Sophomore
Bryan, Ohio (Bryan)
Vitek not only excelled at the plate but he was dominant on the mound last week in two starts against Notre Dame and Akron. Vitek posted a 1-0 record with a 0.82 ERA in 11.0 innings last week as he allowed just one earned run in two starts. He struck out 15 batters in 11 innings while only walking one batter. He worked six innings against Akron Sunday to pick up the victory as he held the Zips to five hits and struck out eight batters. On the season, he owns 3.63 ERA and a 2-1 record as he has struck out 26 batters while only walking four.