2005 Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

2005 NWC Baseball Student-Athletes of the Week

May 2

NWC Player of the Week: John Dailey (Linfield, Jr., DH, Portland, Ore.) led the Wildcats to four road victories and a share of the NWC title by hitting .583 (7/12). He hit two home runs and a double while driving in five runs and scoring four times.
Honorable Mention: Mac Gebbers (UPS, So., OF); J.D. Fischer (Whitman, Jr., 1B); Ken Halpin (Willamette, Sr., C); Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., DH); Adam Azril (Pacific, Jr., OF/P).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Rasmussen (Linfield, Jr., RHP, Tigard, Ore.) threw a complete-game, two-hitter against Pacific. He allowed only a solo home run, striking out seven and walking four.
Honorable Mention: Pat Thomas (Whitman, Sr., RHP); Cody Person (Whitworth, Jr., RHP); Drew Herbert (Willamette, So., RHP); Nick Hedgecock (George Fox, Fr., LH).

April 25

NWC Player of the Week: Simon Pollack (Whitman, Jr., OF, Bainbridge Island, Wash.) reached base in 12 of 15 plate appearances in three games. He had two home runs and a double in seven official at bats with four RBIs and six runs scored. He walked four times and was hit by a pitch four times. He also stole four bases.
Honorable Mention: Tommy Paterson (Linfield, Sr., OF); Scott Yasumoto (Pacific, Fr., OF); Jordan Shibata (L&C, Fr., IF); Dan Gebbers (Whitworth, Sr., IF); Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., DH); Justin Whitehall (PLU, So., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Cody Person (Whitworth, Jr., RHP, Florence, Mont.) threw a complete game, five hitter vs. UPS. He allowed one run on five singles, while striking out eight batters and walking one.
Honorable Mention: Daniel Grierson (George Fox, Fr., RHP); Matt Serr (PLU, Sr., RHP); Jeff Jensen (Willamette, Sr., RHP); Hunter Simpson (Whitman, Fr., RHP).

April 18

NWC Player of the Week: Josh Armstrong (Linfield, Jr., SS/OF, Oregon City, Ore.) led the Wildcats to three wins in three games by hitting .750 (9-12) with a double. He drove in six runs and scored five times. He also stole seven bases in seven attempts.
Honorable Mention: Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., DH); Bobby Benes (PLU, Jr., 1B); Ken Halpin (Willamette, Sr., C).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Hunter Simpson (Whitman, Fr., RHP, Pullman, Wash.) defeated Willamette with a complete-game effort on Sunday. He allowed two runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five.
Honorable Mention: Alex Justus (Linfield, Sr., LHP); Joe DiPietro (PLU, So., RHP); Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., RHP); Zach VandeGriend (Willamette, Sr., RHP).

April 11

NWC Player of the Week: Brian Baker (Linfield, Jr., 1B/DH, Haines, Ore.) led the Wildcats to a 4-0 week by hitting .429 (6/14) with four home runs and a double. He drove in eight runs and scored six times.
Honorable Mention: C.R. Braniff (George Fox, Jr., 2B); Jason Miller (PLU, Sr., OF); John Cox (Willamette, Sr., 1B); Nick Williams (Pacific, Jr., SS).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Rupp (George Fox, Jr., LHP, Beaverton, Ore.) extended his scoreless innings streak to 24 with eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over UPS. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out six.
Honorable Mention: Zach Vande Griend (Willamette, Sr., RHP); John Dailey (Linfield, Jr., RHP); Aaron Roetcisoender (PLU, Sr., RHP); Derek Haner (Pacific, So.).

April 4

NWC Player of the Week: John Dailey (Linfield, Jr., 1B/DH, Portland, Ore.) led the Wildcats to a series sweep at Willamette by hitting .438 (7/16) with three doubles and three home runs. He scored five times.
Honorable Mention: Nick Froman (Whitworth, So., SS); Gehrig Richins (George Fox, Jr., 1B); Ryan Thorne (PLU, So., OF); Aaron Svarthumle (Pacific, Sr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Rupp (George Fox, Jr., LHP, Beaverton, Ore.) threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout in Saturday's win at L&C, striking out seven and walking only one.
Honorable Mention: Adam Azril (Pacific, Jr., RHP); Dan Lundeberg (Whitworth, Sr., LHP); Joe DiPietro (PLU, So., RHP); Jordon Rasmussen (Linfield, Jr., RHP).

March 28

NWC Player of the Week: Daniel Downs (George Fox, So., OF, Kirkland, Wash.) led the Bruins to a 4-0 week by hitting .632 (12-19) with three doubles and two home runs. He drove in 13 runs and scored eight times. He also stole three bases.
Honorable Mention: Tommy Paterson (Linfield, Sr., OF); Justin Whitehall (PLU, So., OF); Robert Lloyd (Pacific, Jr., C/3B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Derek Haner (Pacific, So., RHP, Portland, Ore.) threw a three-hit, complete-game shutout against L&C on Friday while striking out eight and walking two. He came back to throw a perfect inning of relief in the day's second game.
Honorable Mention: Cody Person (Whitworth, Jr., RHP); Jeff Caley (PLU, So., RHP); Alex Justus (Linfield, Sr., LHP); Brandon Rupp (George Fox, Jr., LHP)

March 21

NWC Player of the Week: Mac Gebbers (UPS, So., OF, Brewster, Wash.) led the Loggers to four wins in five games, hitting .529 (12/23) with two home runs and a double. He drove in eight runs and scored six times. He was also 4/4 in stolen bases.
Honorable Mention: Nick Froman (Whitworth, So., SS); John Cox (Willamette, Sr., 1B); Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., DH); Dan Paldino (L&C, Jr., 3B); Matthew McCord (PLU, Jr., 1B); Sean Kinney (Whitman, Sr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., RHP, Forest Grove, Ore.) went seven innings in the 10-1 win at Whitman, allowing only one unearned run on three hits, while striking out nine and walking only one batter.
Honorable Mention: Zach Vande Griend (Willamette, Sr., RHP); Ben McCracken (Whitworth, Sr., RHP); Aaron Roetcisoender (PLU, Sr., RHP); Allen Sugiyama (Pacific, So., RHP).

March 14

NWC Player of the Week: Drew Johnson (George Fox, So., OF, New Plymouth, Idaho) led the Bruins to a 4-0 week by hitting .588 (10/17) with two doubles. He scored seven times and stole two bases.
Honorable Mention: Robert Lloyd (Pacific, Jr., C/3B); Michael Olsen (UPS, So., OF); Dane Woldseth (Willamette, Sr.); Sean Kinney (Whitman, Sr.); Jordan Shitbata (L&C, Fr., SS); T.J. Cafferty (PLU, Sr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Derrick Jones (George Fox, Jr., RHP, Forest Grove, Ore.) went seven innings in a 4-1 win over Whitworth, allowing one run on five hits while striking out six and walking one.
Honorable Mention: Sean Kinney (Whitman, Sr., RHP); Jeff Caley (PLU, So., RHP); Adam Azril (Pacific, Jr., RHP).

March 7

NWC Player of the Week: David Fox (PLU, Jr., C, Eugene, Ore.) led the Lutes to a 3-0 weekend by hitting .700 (7-10) with two doubles, six runs batted in and five runs scored. He was on base 12 times after walking three times and getting hit twice.
Honorable Mention: Matt Johnson (Willamette, Jr., 2B); Danny Pecka (Whitworth, Jr., OF); Ryan Raagas (Pacific, Jr., IF); Greg Williams (L&C, So., OF); David Peterson (George Fox, Sr., SS); Kramer Phillips (Whitman, Fr., 2B); Tommy Peterson (Linfield, Sr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Eric Maroncelli (L&C, So., RHP, Beaverton, Ore.) went the distance in a 2-1 win over Menlo, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out five batters.
Honorable Mention: Alex Justus (Linfield, Sr., LHP); Adam Azril (Pacific, Jr., RHP, Albany, Ore.); Zach VandeGriend (Willamette, Sr., RHP); Jeff Caley (PLU, So., RHP); Trevor Sheffels (Whitworth, Jr., LHP).

Feb. 28

NWC Hitter of the Week: Brice Ott (Linfield, Sr., SS, Portland, Ore.) led the Wildcats to a 3-1 weekend in the Juggs Spring Classic by hitting .500 (6/12) with two doubles, a triple and a home run. He scored six times and drove in three runs.
Honorable Mention: Jordan Shibata (L&C, Fr., SS); Shaun Kiriu (UPS, Fr., IF); Sean Kinney (Whitman, Sr., OF); Gehrig Richins (George Fox, Jr., DH); Justin Whitehall (PLU, So., OF); Nick Williams (Pacific, Jr., IF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Taylor Thompson (UPS, Jr., P, Sedro Wolley, Wash.) threw a complete game shutout against St. Martin's, striking out nine batters while allowing seven hits and two walks.
Honorable Mention: Alex Justus (Linfield, Sr., LHP); Matt Serr (PLU, Sr., RHP); Matt Jungmann (Whitman, Jr., RHP); Nick Hedgecock (George Fox, Fr., LHP).

Feb. 21

NWC Hitter of the Week: Jordan Shibata (L&C, Fr., 2B, Pearl City, Hawaii) hit .529 (9/17) in five games, with 10 runs batted in, six runs scored, two home runs, two doubles and a triple.
Honorable Mention: David Moore (Linfield, Sr., 3B); David Peterson (George Fox, Sr., SS); Jared Simon (PLU, So., IF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Alex Justus (Linfield, Sr., LHP, Bellevue, Wash.) defeated Concordia 12-3 with a complete game effort. He allowed seven hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Fulmer (PLU, Jr., RHP).