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May 1-7
Cody Flynn of Edgewood College
...Junior...RHP...Eureka, Calif. (St. Bernard)...
Last week Flynn became the first hurler in Edgewood history to throw a perfect game. Flynn set down all 21 Maranatha batters he faced in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. Backed by 20 hits on the offensive end, the Eagles (28-12, 17-4 LMC) won game one 21-0. Flynn struck out eight, rolled three ground balls, and forced ten flyouts in the contest. The Eagles 3-0 sweep of Maranatha Baptist Bible College clinched back-to-back Lake Michigan Conference championships.

Other nominees: Mitch Heinemeyer (Lakeland), Matt Gustman (Marian).


April 24-30
Adam Rohlinger of Concordia University
...Senior...DH...West Bend, Wis. (East)...
Rohlinger hit .623 (12-of-19) in seven games last week, as the Falcons went 6-1, including 4-0 in LMC play. Rohlinger tallied 11 runs, 14 RBI, three doubles and five BB. Rohlinger also had a .708 on-base percentage.

Other nominees: Mark Higgins (Dominican), Andrew Handorf (Edgewood), Dan Doxtater (Marian), Michael Jenkins (MSOE).


April 17-23
Matt Andrews of Lakeland College
...Senior...C...Appleton, Wis. (West)...
Andrews went 8-for-18 in five games last week for a .444 average. Andrews played a key role in both Muskie (11-19, 8-7 LMC) wins over Edgewood College, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored in Friday's 4-2 win. On Saturday he went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and a RBI in the 4-3 victory.

Other nominees: Rob Gudates (Marian), Kevin Biederer (MSOE).


April 10-16
Kevin Biederer of Milwaukee School of Engineering
...Sophomore...SS...Grayslake, Ill. (Grayslake)...
Biederer hit .563 (9-for-16) last week, which included two doubles and a homerun. In addition to his five RBIs, Biederer had a .875 slugging percentage and a .611 on-base percentage. The sophomore added three stolen bases, and defensively had nine putouts and 18 assists from the shortstop position. The Raiders (9-15, 6-4 LMC) went 4-1 last week.

Other nominees: Bret Dvorak (Dominican), Mitch Heinemeyer (Lakeland), Jonathan Sherbrun (Maranatha).


April 3-9
Bryan Burgert of Marian College
...Senior...RHP...Oshkosh, Wis. (West)...
Burgert picked up the win in Saturday's Lake Michigan Conference game against Concordia University as he pitched a complete game in the Sabres 5-1 victory. Burgert gave up only one run on three hits, as his opponents hit only .125 against him. Burgert struck out three and didn't walk a batter as Marian (10-9, 5-3 LMC) split the doubleheader with Concordia.

Ricky Martinez of Edgewood College
...Junior...OF...Beach Park, Ill. (Zion-Benton Township)...
Martinez blasted three homeruns as Edgewood swept MSOE on Sunday, 15-4 and 17-7. Martinez hit a solo homer and scored twice in the first game of the twinbill. He then went deep twice, including a three-run shot, in game two. For the day, Martinez went 4-for-8 (.500) and had five RBIs and five runs scored with a whopping 1.625 slugging percentage. The regionally ranked Eagles improved to 17-6 on the season and 7-1 in the LMC with the sweep.

Other nominees: Andy Becker (Concordia), Bret Dvorak (Dominican).


March 27-April 2
Nate Mercado of Dominican University
...Sophomore...SS...Chicago, Ill. (St. Patrick)...
Mercado hit .438 (7-of-16) with five extra-base hits including a pair of triples as the Stars (9-9, 4-1 LMC) went 5-0 last week. In the leadoff spot, Mercado drove in eight runs and scored nine. He also recorded seven BBs, and only one strikeout.

Other nominees: Jeff Potts, (Edgewood), Brett Nelson (Lakeland), Brian Burgert (Marian), Michael Jenkins (MSOE), Matt Herbbert (Wis. Lutheran).


March 20-26
Andy Steffen of Concordia University
...Senior...RHP...Richfield, Wis. (Milwaukee Lutheran)...
Steffen pitched a complete game (nine innings) shutout versus Lakeland College on Friday. Steffen recorded seven Ks, no walks and allowed only seven hits in the 4-0 conference victory for the Falcons (8-5, 2-1 LMC).

Matt Ambriz of Lakeland College
...Freshman...IF...Wausau, Wis. (Wausau)...
Ambriz went 7-for-12 at the plate in four games for a .583 average including three runs scored, one RBI and a walk. His best game was in game two of a doubleheader against Benedictine on Saturday where he hit 3-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored.

Other nominees: Cory Steffel (Marian), David Kwiatkowski (MSOE).


March 13-19
Bret Dvorak of Dominican University
...Junior...RHP...Elmwood Park, Ill. (Elmwood Park)...
Dvorak tossed a complete game, nine-inning shutout against Rockford College in just his third start of the season. Dvorak surrendered just two hits and three walks while striking out nine en route to his second win of the season. The Stars improved to 3-7 after the 5-0 victory.

Andrew Handorf of Edgewood College
...Senior...DH...DeForest, Wis. (DeForest)...
In helping the Eagles (9-4) to a 6-0 record last week, Handorf batted .571 (12-for-21) with five runs scored and 10 RBIs. Handorf collected three hits against St. Mary's College and in game one of a doubleheader versus Daniel Webster. Handorf, who boasted a slugging percentage of .810 and an on-base percentage of .609 last week, also extended his hitting streak to 10 games.

Other nominees: Brandon Banton (Concordia), Dan Wolter (Marian).


March 6-12
Bret Dvorak of Dominican University
...Junior...RHP...Elmwood Park, Ill. (Elmwood Park)...
Dvorak recorded a win in his only appearance last week, as the Stars (2-7) downed Baldwin-Wallace College, 4-3, in Fort Myers, Florida. The right-hander threw the first six innings of the game and surrendered only four hits and one unearned run. His opponents hit only .174, as he struck out seven batters, and walked six.

Other nominees: Andrew Handorf (Edgewood), Andrew Schubert (Maranatha), Anthony Gorzelnik (MSOE).


February 27-March 5
Anthony Gorzelnik of Milwaukee School of Engineering
...Junior...3B...Anitoch, Ill. (Anitoch Community)...
Gorzelnik started out the season with a nine-game hitting streak, recording one hit in each of the Raiders' (2-7) games in Port Charlotte, Florida. Gorzelnik hit .485 (16-for-33), and recorded a .545 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage. For the week he tallied six runs, six RBIs, two doubles, two stolen bases and a walk. In his 33 at-bats, Gorzelnik had only one strikeout. On defense, he recorded 13 putouts and 25 assists playing three different positions (2B, SS, 3B).

Other nominees: none

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