GVSU's Brugnoni and Ward Chosen As GLIAC Baseball "Player of the Week" and "Pitcher of the Week", respectively

GVSU's Brugnoni and Ward Chosen As GLIAC Baseball "Player of the Week" and  "Pitcher of the Week", respectively

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Grand Valley State University junior infielder Giancarlo Brugnoni (Grosse Pointe, Mich./De La Salle) and junior pitcher Chris Ward (Brunswick, Ohio/Owens C.C.) have been chosen as the GLIAC Baseball  "Player of the Week" and  "Pitcher of the Week", respectively.

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GLIAC Baseball Player of the Week:

Giancarlo Brugnoni
Grand Valley State University
6-3, Junior INF
Grosse Pointe, Mich./De La Salle

Grand Valley State junior first baseman Giancarlo Brugnoni had a stellar first week of competition, hitting .519 (14-for-27) with 11 runs, four doubles, a triple, four home runs, 14 RBI, a .567 on-base percentage and an incredible 1.185 slugging percentage in the team’s first eight games. Brugnoni had a day to remember against Charleston (W.Va.) on Mar. 9, going 5-for-7 with four runs scored, nine RBI and three home runs in a doubleheader, including hitting a grand slam and three-run homer in the opening game for a seven-RBI contest. 

Baseball Player Weekly Honor Roll:  Tommy Roush - UF, Tad Sobieszcanski - HC, Bob Suitca - MU, Cody Rogers - NU, Collin Parcher - ODU, Chet LaFave - SV, Forrest Boggs- WU, Ethan Vasiliauskas - WSU.

2013 "Players of the Week":  (3/12) Giancarlo Brugnoni - GV.


GLIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week:

Chris Ward
Grand Valley State University
6-3, Junior LHP
Brunswick, Ohio/Owens C.C.

Grand Valley State junior pitcher Chris Ward opened the season with two starts in the first week, going 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA in 10 innings pitched, including seven strikeouts. Ward held hitters to a .156 batting average against in the opening week. Against Notre Dame in the season-opener, Ward worked four innings, allowing only three hits and no runs while striking out four. In his second start against Missouri-St. Louis. Ward carried a no-hitter in to the fourth inning, finishing the game with six innings pitched, allowing only two hits and one earned run with three strikeouts.

Baseball Pitcher Weekly Honor Roll:  Preston Zachrich - UF, Shane Armstrong - HC, Jared Messer - MU, Jake Winicki - MU, Daniel Mooney- ODU, Andrew Geese - SV, Ian Drapcho - WSU.

2013 "Pitchers of the Week":  (3/12) Chris Ward - GV.