Rutherford, Kent State Rays Lead Alumni to Stellar Weekend

Week five of college baseball is in the books with games running from Monday the 11th of March though the weekend series for everybody that concluded March 17th.  Several of the Rays alumni are leading their teams, and several who had slower starts have caught absolute fire. Four Rays are leading their team in hitting at the D1 level currently!  Here are the standouts from week five:

Pete Schuler and Ben Carew showed out for Kent State all week.  Carew is leading the team with a .390 batting average, and Schuler is chasing him with a .350 average.  Both went absolutely off this week. Schuler put together eight hits in eleven at bats, with two of those being long balls out of the park, and two being doubles.  Schuler tallied six RBI’s for the week.

Carew was also lit up with nine hits in fifteen trips to the plate.  Two doubles and five RBI’s later completed the week for the Kent State teammates.  

Other Golden Flashes Nick Elsen was 3-for-12 with a bomb and four RBIs.  Connor Wollersheim kept his impressive 2019 campaign rolling on the mound, going 6 innings versus Northwestern, striking out seven, allowing three ER, and giving up just two free passes.  For the year, Wolly has a 1.88 ERA in 28 ⅔ innings, with 33 punchouts. Kian O’Brien was 3-for-12 on the weekend with a double.  O’Brien has worked his way back in to a more consistent mix, and has bumped himself up from a slow start to be at .231 for the season.  In one lineup this week, GRB alumni were 5 of the 12 that took the field for Kent State.

Connor Rutherford led Lewis with a 5-for-12 week with a homerun, two RBIs, and two triples.

Rudy Rott put together five hits in the three hole for the Ohio Bobcats, scoring four times as well for them.  Rott’s .314 leads the attack for the Bobcats this season.

Alec Trela put a 4-for-10 week together for Memphis with four BB’s, a 2B, two RBIs.  For the year Trela is at .266.

Joe Acker is hitting .316 for the Cornhuskers of Nebraska.  Nebraska had four cancelled games this past week, so Acker was out of action waiting on week six.

Jack Bredeson had his first outing of the season for Michigan, chucking a scoreless inning with 3 punchouts.  Bredeson also is sporting a disgusting mustache.

Zach Gilles had a 5-for-13 week for the Chippewas of Central Michigan.  He is hitting a joke of a .431 average, with only 12 strikeouts in 80 at bats.  Gilles is also 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts.

Grant Frazer chipped in for Central Michigan with 2 ⅓ scoreless innings of relief pitching.

Ryan Schmitt is sporting a 3.12 ERA in 7 relief outings for Illinois.

Logan Michaels leads the Virginia attack with a .395 average, and has started 12 of the 19 games behind the dish for the Hoos.

Tanner Kohlhepp bounced back with ⅔ of an inning of scoreless baseball with one strikeout for the Vols of Tennessee.

Carl Valk kicked off his Madison College season with a 3-for-10 showing with three runs.

Adam LaRock also got going with the Wolfpack of Madison College going 6-for-20 with four runs, and went 3-for-5 in the stolen base department.

Donovan Tomony went 3-for-12 for Augsburg with 2 RBIs.

Taylor Borchers punched out nine batters in five innings for Aquinas.

Calvin Nowak had a 2-for-5 week with run and a BB for Lindenwood.