BAY CITY, Mich. -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced weekly baseball awards following the final week of the 2017 regular season. Ohio Dominican junior Justin Childers earned GLIAC Baseball Player of the Week honors for the second straight week, while Northwood junior Tyler Jandron captured Pitcher of the Week accolades.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Justin Childers - Ohio Dominican
Ohio Dominican junior Justin Childers batted .625 with three homers, 12 RBIs, two doubles, six walks and three steals. He reached base two-thirds of the time and slugged an eye popping 1.438 and recorded at least two hits in four of five games and extended his hitting streak to 14 straight games, with 13 multi-hit efforts in that stretch. In final game of season, Childers reached base safely in all six plate appearances at Tiffin, going 3-for-3 with a homer and three walks, stole two bases and score four runs. In the first game Sunday, went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer and two-run triples. He was also named CoSIDA Academic All-District earlier in the week. Childers leads GLIAC in batting average (.451) and slugging (.846), RBIs (60), triples (five), runs (62), while ranking second in OBP (.526) and homers (14) and third in stolen bases (18).
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Tyler Jandron - Northwood
Northwood junior pitcher Tyler Jandron tossed a complete-game shutout in Northwood's 1-0 win over Findlay, the game that clinched the GLIAC Championship for the Timberwolves. He struck out nine batters in seven innings of work, finishing the game with zero walks. Jandron finished the regular season leading the GLIAC in all three of the pitching "triple crown" categories: wins: (10), ERA (2.61) and strikeouts (80). He already has three more wins and 10 more strikeouts than any other pitcher in NU history in a season.
PLAYER: J.P. Sorma (AU), S. Johnson (GVSU), Daniel Pulver (NU), Isaac Perry (TU), Justin Kelly (WSU), Steven Ring (HC), Chad Carson (SVSU), Eric Conner (WU)
PITCHER: Sam Rice (AU), R. Arnold (GVSU), Mitchell Bault (ODU), Will Kruse (HC), Alex Millhisler (SVSU), Nolan Dill (WSU), Joel Beals (WU)