GVSU's Dykstra and WSU's Fitzpatrick selected for weekly GLIAC baseball honors

GVSU's Dykstra and WSU's Fitzpatrick selected for weekly GLIAC baseball honors

GLIAC -- The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced its 12th weekly baseball awards of the 2024 baseball season. Grand Valley State junior outfielder Ryan Dykstra was named GLIAC Baseball Player of the Week, while Wayne State redshirt senior right-hander Karter Fitzpatrick earned GLIAC Pitcher of the Week honors. 


PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ryan Dykstra, Grand Valley State

Grand Valley State junior left fielder Ryan Dykstra turned in an outstanding week as the Lakers swept a weekend series with Davenport. Dykstra hit .565 (13-23) with a 1.557 OPS, including four extra-base hits and a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 10th to propel GVSU to a 5-4 win. He had three or more hits in three games, including his second 5-hit game of the season. In addition, he drove in 13 runs, scored nine runs and walked twice.


PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Karter Fitzpatrick, Wayne State

Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Karter Fitzpatrick (Monroe, Mich. / Carleton Airport) was named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season and eighth time in his career on Monday. Fitzpatrick threw a seven-inning perfect game in Wayne State's 3-0 win over Purdue Northwest on Saturday. Not only did the Warrior ace retire 21 batters in a row, but did so with seven strikeouts and only 64 pitches while just 75 minutes of real time elapsed. WSU's all-time wins leader (31-8 career record) improved to 8-2 on the season with that effort.


HONORABLE MENTION

PLAYER: Reagan Paulina (WSU), Jaccar Watkins (SVSU)

PITCHER: Sam Leck (GVSU), Tyler McLaren (SVSU)