BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University senior infielder Giancarlo Brugnoni (Grosse Pointe, Mich./De La Salle) and Ohio Dominican University senior pitcher Sean Blackburn (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) have been chosen as the GLIAC Baseball "Player of the Week" and "Pitcher of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC Baseball Player of the Week:
Grand Valley State University
Senior, INF, R/R
Grosse Pointe, Mich./De La Salle
Grand Valley State Univeristy senior Giancarlo Brugnoni is off to a scorching start for the 2014 season, pounding out a GLIAC-leading five home runs and 23 RBI in the first 14 games of the year. Brugnoni is batting .415 with four doubles, an .878 slugging percentage, 13 walks and a .534 on-base percentage. His .878 slugging percentage leads the GLIAC by 225 points and his .534 on-base percentage is third in the league. Brugnoni has five multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games, and has reached base safely in all 14 games so far.
Baseball Player Weekly
Honor Roll: Austin Walts - AU, Joe Sickler - UF,
Chris McDonald - HC, Zach DeCamp - LE, Logan Gray - MU, Larsen
Cronkright - NU, Anthony Raschilla - OD, Brad Schalk - SV, Andrew
Stalnaker - WU, Eric Cunningham - WS.
2013 "Players of the Week": (3/17) G. Brugnoni - GV.
GLIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week:
Ohio Dominican University
Senior, Pitcher, R/R
Ohio Dominican University senior Sean Blackburn went 2-0 with an 0.73 ERA in four appearances. Blackburn has allowed just seven hits and limited opponents to .163 batting average against. The senior tossed a nine inning complete game shutout against No. 2 Minnesota State last week, allowing five hits and striking out five without a walk, throwing 72 of his 106 pitches for strikes. The Mavericks had entered the game averaging seven runs per game Blackburn also grabbed a win with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief against Gannon in first day of spring break trip.
Baseball Pitcher Weekly Honor Roll: Vince Frate - AU, Evan Neitfeldt - GV, A.J. Cecil - UF, Brad Raley - LE, Gary Lawrence - MU, Brandon Whitslar - WU, Clayton Ruch - WS.
2013 "Pitchers of the Week": (3/17) S. Blackburn - OD.