BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University senior first baseman Giancarlo Brugnoni (Grosse Pointe, Mich./De La Salle) and Lake Erie College senior pitcher Brad Raley (Hinckley, Ohio/Highland) 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
Senior, 1B, R/R
Grosse Pointe, Mich./De La Salle
Grand Valley State senior first baseman Giancarlo Brugnoni continued his power streak last week, belting three home runs and accumulating a 1.143 slugging percentage in four GLIAC contests with a .500 on-base percentage. Brugnoni hit .429 (6-for-14), scored four runs, doubled and drove in seven. Against Saginaw Valley State, Brugnoni went 3-for-4 with two runs, four RBI and two home runs in the victory, then hit a three-run homer against Lake Erie over the weekend. Brugnoni leads the GLIAC in both home runs (12) and RBI (50) and has 44 career long balls, only two away from tying the GLIAC career mark.
Baseball Player Weekly Honor Roll: Waldo Kaido - AU, Joe Sickler - UF, Tad Sobieszczanski - HC, Lucas Raley - LE, Hayden Mobley - MU, Cody Rogers - NU, Phil Jaskot - OD, Kyle Kaufmann - SV, Nick Calandra - TU, Jeremy Carrell - WS.
2014 "Players of the Week": (3/17) G. Brugnoni - GV, (3/24) L. Raley - LE, (3/31) A. Aracena-Sanchez - GV, (4/7) M. Lee - WU, (4/14) G.. Brugnoni - GV, (4/21) G. Brugnoni - GV.
GLIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week:
Senior, Pitcher, R/R
Lake Erie College senior Brad Raley tossed a complete game victory, allowing two runs on six hits, with zero walks, and six strike outs against a Grand Valley team that was averaging seven runs per game and was ranked No. 7 (NWCA) in the nation. The Storm won the game 3-2, and Raley made numerous big pitches in the clutch with men in scoring position. Raley held the Lakers to a 1-of-6 mark with runners in scoring position, and his win helped propel Lake Erie to a three-game sweep.
Baseball Pitcher Weekly Honor Roll: Alex Smith - AU, Derek Draper - UF, Sean Clancy - GV, Jake Lee - HC, Taylore Baker - MU, Jake Winicki - NU, Alex Borgan - OD, Jeff Schalk - SV, Tyler Nichols - TU, Jimmy Jackson - WS.
2014 "Pitchers of the Week": (3/17) S. Blackburn - OD, (3/24) P. Kelly - GV, (3/31) D. Hargrove - UF, (4/7) E. Neitfeldt - GV, (4/14) A. Geese - SV, (4/21) B. Raley - LE.