Ryan Named UAA Hitter of the Week

Ryan Named UAA Hitter of the Week

Case Western Reserve University sophomore outfielder/ catcher Jake Ryan was named the University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week, after helping lead the Spartans to wins against two of the other top teams in the Mideast Region with a big week at the plate.

Ryan finished the week batting .556 (five-for-nine) with five runs scored, one double, three home runs and five RBIs, while also being hit by two pitches.  He reached base at a .636 clip for the week, while slugging 1.667.  In a 21-10 win over the 11th-ranked College of Wooster, Ryan went four-for-four with three home runs and a double, while scoring five runs and driving in four.  He was also hit by two pitches, reaching base in all six of his plate appearances in the game, while his three home runs matches a school single-game record, last achieved by Rocco Maue during the 2018 campaign.  Ryan added a one-for-five game in an 8-1 win over Heidelberg University on Saturday, driving in a run with a base hit in the seventh inning.

Ryan is now batting .356 with 32 runs batted in, and leads the UAA with 13 doubles and eight home runs.  This was his first career UAA Athlete of the Week honor.

Case Western Reserve improved to 20-11 overall on the season with last week's victories.  The Spartans will return to action this weekend, when it hosts a four-game series against Brandeis University at Nobby's Ballpark.  The first game of the series is slated for a 3:00 p.m. first pitch on Friday, April 26th.

The following Spartans have earned weekly awards during the 2019 season:

NCBWA Division III Rookie of the Week
April 10th: Nick Denove

D3baseball.com Team of the Week
March 5th: Scott Kutschke (Relief Pitcher)
March 26th: Rocco Maue (Second Base)

UAA Athlete of the Week
February 25th: Matt Levine (Pitcher)
March 11th: Matt Levine (Pitcher)
March 18th: Samuel Neal (Hitter)
March 25th: Rocco Maue (Hitter) & Matt Levine (Pitcher)
April 8th: Nick Denove (Pitcher)
April 22nd: Jake Ryan (Hitter)