This Week In MAC Baseball

Updated 5/8/2000
MAC Pepsi Player of the Week

Scott Pieratt, Central Michigan (Sr., 2B)
Mount Pleasant, Mich. (Sacred Heart)

Central Michigan senior Scott Pieratt is this week's MAC Pepsi Player of the Week. In four games last week, Pieratt batted .615 (8-for-13) with 11 RBIs, five home runs and eight runs scored. Pieratt, who also had a pair of doubles, had back-to-back two home run games on Sunday versus Toledo and went 5-for-7 with seven RBIs for the day. The second baseman had three multi-hit, three multi-RBI and three multi-run contests in four games for the Chippewas, who took three of out of four from the Rockets.

Other nominees:
Shayne Ridley, Ball State -- Batted .538 (7-for-13) with five RBIs, two home runs and a pair of runs scored in four games against Western Michigan.

Lee Morrison, Bowling Green -- Was 8-for-13 (.615) against Ohio with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Dan Hyott, Eastern Michigan -- Hit .474 (9-for-19), scored eight runs and drove in six.

Alex Marconi, Kent State -- Went 8-for-18 (.444) in five games, hitting three home runs, driving in eight and scoring eight runs.

Eric Pinkerton, Marshall -- Batted .500 (13-for-26) with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs.

Jeremy Ison, Miami -- Hit .385 (5-for-13) with three home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored.

Mike Arbinger, Ohio -- Was 9-for-17 (.529) with seven RBIs, six runs scored and three doubles.

Jason Stuecher, Toledo -- Hit .500 (6-for-12) with three doubles and four runs scored.

Jason Richards, Western Michigan -- Batted .600 (6-for-10) with nine RBIs, two home runs and two runs scored.


MAC Pepsi Pitcher of the Week

Chris Wean, Marshall (Fr., RHP)
New Market, Va. (Stonewall Jackson)

Marshall freshman pitcher Chris Wean is this week's MAC Pepsi Pitcher of the Week, marking the second straight week for a first-year player to garner the honor. In 8.1 innings, Wean was 1-0 with a save and a 0.00 ERA in two appearances and allowed five hits. Entering the game in the bottom of the seventh with bases loaded and no outs in the opening game of the series with Akron, Wean got the first batter to pop up and then ended the game with a double play. In his start on Sunday, the freshman no-hit the Zips for the first 4.2 innings en route to his third complete game of the year.

Other nominees:
Sean Harrington, Eastern Michigan -- Was 2-0 with a 3.72 ERA. In 9.2 innings, he struck out five batters.

Don Rodman, Northern Illinois -- Was 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in three outings, picking up the win over Eastern Michigan. He gave up eight runs, only one of which was earned, and allowed 10 hits.

Denny McGee, Ohio -- Tossed a complete game victory against Bowling Green, striking out six and walking one.

Shawn Wilson, Toledo -- Picked up a win against Central Michigan, hurling a complete game nine-hitter against the Chippewas.

Shawn Morrison, Western Michigan -- Scattered six hits and struck out three en route to a complete game six-hitter against Ball State.