The Case Western Reserve University baseball team swept the University Athletic Association Player of the Week awards announced on Tuesday as senior left-hander Jarrett Gish was tabbed Pitcher of the Week, and sophomore infielder William Meador was named Hitter of the Week.
Gish earns the honor for the second time in his career, while Meador is a first-time honoree.
The reigning UAA Champion Spartans (9-5, 5-3) won two out of three in a key weekend series at then No. 14 nationally-ranked Heidelberg University on Saturday and Sunday, Mar. 23-24.
In a 4-1 win to open the series, Gish threw the fifth complete game of his career to improve to 3-0 for the season. In nine innings, the southpaw allowed just one unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out four. For the season, Gish has a pair of complete games and a fine 1.20 earned run average in a team-high 30 innings of work.
Meador batted .556 (5-for-9) with three walks over the weekend. The second-year Spartan doubled, drove in a run, scored three times, and was successful in his lone stolen base attempt. Overall, Meador leads the team with a .378 average this season and has 12 runs, nine walks and two steals.
The Spartans play four games in two days this weekend beginning with a doubleheader at Ohio Wesleyan University on Friday, Mar. 29, at 2 p.m. in Delaware.
TRACK AND FIELD
For the second time in his career, Spartan junior thrower Harry Weintraub (Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y./Hendrick Hudson) has been named the University Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Week, announced the league office on Tuesday.
Weintraub won the hammer throw event by more than 24 feet with a mark of 177 feet, 10 inches at the Amy Adams Memorial Invitational on Saturday, Mar. 23. His season-best throw of 183’2” in the hammer currently ranks fourth in the nation in Division III.
Last spring, Weintraub won a UAA Championship and broke a 24-year-old league record in the hammer throw with a personal best of 184’2”. That mark was good enough to qualify for the NCAA DIII Outdoor Championship Meet, where Weintraub placed 16th overall.
Weintraub and the rest of the Spartans are idle until the annual Marv Frye Invitational Saturday, Apr. 6 at Selby Stadium in Delaware.