MAC Baseball Players of the Week

Updated 4/11/2000
MAC Player of the Week
Dave Mattle, Kent (So., OF)
Barberton, Ohio (Barberton)

Kent sophomore Dave Mattle is this week's MAC Player of the Week after hitting .529 (9-for-17) in the Golden Flashes' five wins. Mattle, who also drove in 11 runs, hit three home runs, including a pair of three-run home runs against Toledo. Of his five games, the outfielder had four multi-hit contests and also scored five runs. Mattle also had a 1.059 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage.

Other nominees:
Mark Malaska, Akron -- Batted .348 (8-for-23) in six games last week and also drove in 11 runs and scored eight runs.

Shayne Ridley, Ball State -- Was 5-for-17 (.294) with two home runs and six RBIs in five games.

Sean Ryan, Bowling Green -- Went 6-for-10 with three RBIs and two doubles in three Falcon wins.

Shaun Gragg, Central Michigan -- Hit two home runs against Miami and batted .571 (4-for-7) in three games, driving in two runs.

Vince Thomas, Eastern Michigan -- Had 15 hits in 23 at-bats (.652) over a six-game period, including a 4-for-5 game with Saginaw Valley with four RBIs.

John Brock, Northern Illinois -- Hit .667 (10-for-15) in six games with 10 runs scored, four doubles and three RBIs.

Chuck Lombardy, Ohio -- Hit four home runs last week, including three in one game against Northern Illinois. Batted .538 (7-for-13) for the week with eight RBIs.

Jason Stuecher, Toledo -- Batted .545 (12-for-22) with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored in six games. Also hit two home runs and had five doubles.

John Toner, Western Michigan -- Was 7-for-12 (.583) in four league games, driving in three runs.

MAC Player of the Week
Mar. 6  --  Ryan Kyes, 2B, Ohio
Mar. 13 --  Jess Bechard, 2B, Kent
Mar. 20 --  Jeremy Ison, SS, Miami
Mar. 27 --  Andrew See, OF, Ohio
Apr. 5  --  Cory Keylor, OF/1B, Ohio
Apr. 11 --  Dave Mattle, OF, Kent

MAC Pitcher of the Week
Mar. 6  --  Tom Gallus, RHP, Eastern Michigan
Mar. 13 --  Mike Fawcett, RHP, Central Michigan
Mar. 20 --  Mike Steele, RHP, Central Michigan
Mar. 27 --  Dan Schell, RHP, Central Michigan
Apr. 5  --  Brian Villardito, RHP, Northern Illinois
Apr. 11 --  Dirk Hayhurst, RHP, Kent
 	    Tony Schiml, LHP, Ohio

MAC Co-Pitchers of the Week

Tony Schiml, Ohio (Sr., LHP)
Dayton, Ohio (Sinclair C.C.)

Dirk Hayhurst, Kent (Fr., RHP)
Canton, Ohio (South)

Sharing MAC co-Pitcher of the Week honors ARE Ohio senior Tony Schiml and Kent freshman Dirk Hayhurst. Schiml tossed a three-hit shutout in a nine inning, extra-inning win against Ball State. Schiml struck out 11 and walked one in his first complete game of the year.

Hayhurst, meanwhile, turned in his second straight complete game shutout in league play, blanking Eastern Michigan. Hayhurst allowed only two hits, both of them singles, against the Eagles and fanned eight while walking none.

Other nominees:
John Wilkinson, Akron -- Picked up his fifth win of the year against Toledo, matching his total from a year ago. He struck out seven, walked three and allowed nine hits and five runs, only one of which was earned.

Tony Fontana, Bowling Green -- Tossed a two-hit, complete game win over Western Michigan, fanning eight and walking one.

Brian Miller, Northern Illinois -- Notched a win over Eastern Illinois, working 5.2 innings. He struck out two and gave up six hits.

Kris Barnswell, Toledo -- Struck out and gave up five hits in a complete game win over Akron, allowing only one earned run.

Keith Perez, Western Michigan -- Handed Miami its first league loss, striking out 11 and walking five, while giving up six hits and three runs.