MAC Announces Baseball Players of the Week

Updated 3/12/2011

East Division Pitcher - Andrew Chafin, Kent State
Chafin hurled a career-high seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball for the Golden Flashes in his second start of the season Friday (March 4) at No. 23 Louisville and had a no-hitter going through five frames. Chafin fanned a career-best 10 batters and became the first Kent State pitcher to fire 10 or more strikeouts since Robert Sabo recorded 11 in a 9-2 victory over Miami on May 27, 2010, at the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

East Division Player - Bryce Redeker, Miami
Paced Miami with a .615 average over the first four games of the spring break trip... hit safely in all four games, a season-long for hitting streak... had multiple hits in three of the contests after having two hits in just one of the first six outings... his three hits in the second game against Lehigh equals a team season-best... hit for the cycle over the doubleheader with a double and home run in the opener and two singles and a triple in the nightcap... drove in five runs in game one, including a second-inning grand slam, the first of his career... had 14 total bases... also walked one and was hit once for a .667 on-base percentage... his stolen base was part of a perfectly-executed double steal (Ryan Brenner of home)... was perfect on 10 fielding chances, including throwing a runner out at second.

West Division Pitcher - Dietrich Enns, Central Michigan
Dietrich Enns put together a 1.80 ERA in two relief efforts last week, giving up a run on three hits and a walk over five innings of work, while fanning seven. He held opponents to a .200 batting average, picking up a win against Illinois with 2 2/3 scoreless innings. He fanned four batters and allowed just one hit.

West Division Player - Ryan McMillin, Western Michigan
McMillin helped the Broncos go 4-2 this past week in Florida, leading the Broncos with a .435 batting average. The sophomore third baseman batted 10-for-23 and had nine RBIs. He also hit his first home run of the season. The home run was a solo shot in the seventh inning that tied the game at 4-4 in an come from behind win against Northeastern. The Broncos trailed 4-1 after five innings and went on to win 8-4. McMillin's performance over the week raised his season batting average from .250 to .340.