GVSU's Rudenga and AU's Baldwin Chosen As GLIAC Baseball "Player of the Week" and "Pitcher of the Week", respectively

GVSU's Rudenga and AU's Baldwin 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 senior infielder Chris Rudenga (South Holland, Ill./Illiana Christian) and Ashland University sophomore pitcher Jake Baldwin (Madison Heights, Mich.) 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:

Chris Rudenga
Grand Valley State University
5-11, Senior, INF
South Holland, Ill./Illiana Christian

Grand Valley State senior outfielder Chris Rudenga enjoyed the final home games of his career with some big performances against 16th-ranked Ashland. For the three-game series, Rudenga hit .545 (6-for-11), scored four runs, drove in five and hit his first home run of the season, in addition to stealing a base. His best game came in the series finale, when Rudenga went 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBI, including a three-run bomb to help lead the Lakers to a win.

Baseball Player Weekly Honor Roll:  Tyler Gray - AU, Blake Schalk- UF, Zak Northrup - HC, Sean Mathews - LE, Bob Suitca- MU, Dustin Lee - NU, Kyle Tisdale - OD, Brad Schalk - SV, Kyle Zimmerman - WS..

2013 "Players of the Week": (3/12) G. Brugnoni - GV, (3/19) C. Rudenga - GV, (3/25) A. Erb - AU, (4/1) A. Sortwell - AU, (4/8) C. LaFave - SV, (4/15) Kyle Zimmerman - WS, (4/22) Brad Guenther - WS, (4/29) C. Rudenga - GV.


GLIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week:

Jake Baldwin
Ashland University
6-0, Sophomore, RHP
Madison Heights, Mich.

Ashland University sophomore Jake Baldwin made one start last week and defeated Grand Valley State, 1-0. He allowed four hits, did not walk a batter and struck out six in the complete game. Baldwin is now 5-0 on the season and pitched his third consecutive game shutout against GVSU. It was his fourth consecutive start without allowing a run. The last time Baldwin started and allowed a run was at Walsh on Mar. 29.

Baseball Pitcher Weekly Honor Roll:  Mike Steele - UF, Anthony Campanella - GV, Kris Morris - HC, Russ Hogue - LE, Jesse Coblentz- MU, Jesse Coblentz - MU, Sean Cunningham - NU, Alex Borgan - OD, Dylan Wisniewski - SV, Neal Edwards - WU, Ethan Vasiliauskas - WS.

2013 "Pitchers of the Week":  (3/12) C. Ward- GV, (3/19) A. Campanella- GV, (3/25) J. Winicki - NU, (4/1) B. Zambron- GV, (4/8) C. Beauchaine - SV,  (4/15) Jordan Snider - NU, (4/22) Kyle Teague - GV, (4/29) Jake Baldwin- AU.

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