After hitting .556 with four extra base hits last week, including a three-home run game, Case Western Reserve University sophomore Jake Ryan was named an outfielder on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week.
Ryan, who was named the UAA Hitter of the Week on Monday, becomes the third Spartan to earn a spot on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week this season, joining relief pitcher Scott Kutschke (March 5th) and second baseman Rocco Maue (March 26th). This was the first career D3baseball.com Team of the Week honor.
Ryan picked up five hits in nine at bats 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.
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)
April 23rd: Jake Ryan (Outfield)
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)