Baseball Players of the Week

Updated 3/8/2000
Ryan Kyes, Ohio (Jr., 2B)
Whitelake, Mich. (Detroit Country Day)

Ohio junior second baseman Ryan Kyes is the first MAC Pepsi Player of the Week for the 2000 season. In four games last week, Kyes hit .526 (10-for-19) with four home runs, nine runs scored, eight RBIs and a double. Kyes went 4-for-6 with five RBIs, two homers -- one was a grand slam -- and three runs scored against West Virginia State, then was 4-for-5 with two home runs, four runs scored and three RBIs in a win at Virginia Tech.

Other nominees:
Scott Pieratt, Central Michigan -- Hit .411 (7-for-17) last week in four games for the Chippewas, driving in four runs and scoring three.

Ryan Kobbe. Marshall -- Batted .500 (8-for-16) for the Thundering Herd and also had three multi-hit games and two RBIs.

Clark Mace, Miami -- Had three two-hit games for the RedHawks, three home runs and hit .438 as Miami split four games.

Mike Hochhauser, Northern Illinois -- Hit .455 (5-for-11) in four games for the Huskies, in addition to driving in five runs.

Tony Miller, Toledo -- Hit two home runs for the Rockets, who won two of three against Morehead State. Miller also stole four bases in as many attempts.

Tom Gallus, Eastern Michigan (So., RHP)
Roseville, Mich. (Notre Dame)

Had a hand in all three of Eastern Michigan's wins to date, going 1-0 with two saves and a 0.00 ERA in five innings of work. Gallus pitched 1.1 innings of hitless relief and nailed down a save in the Eagles' win over Tri-State. Versus Rollins, he allowed no hits in one inning of work, registering his second save of the season. He picked up his win against Florida Southern, giving up three hits and striking out one in 2.2 innings of work.

Other nominees:
Jason Biniker, Kent -- Struck out a career-high 10 batters over seven innings of work against Northern Iowa, picking up a win.

Steve Fowler, Marshall -- Was 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in 6.2 innings of relief work in games against Charleston Southern and North Carolina A&T.

Nate Tekavec, Miami -- Had a 1-1 record with a 3.38 ERA in two appearances, picking up a win against Dayton. Had seven strikeouts in six innings against the Flyers.

Brian Miller, Northern Illinois -- Pitched eight innings of three-hit work and struck out five in a no-decision afainst Cincinnati.

Jim Crooks, Toledo -- Pitched a complete game victory over Morehead State.