BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced its Athlete of the Week award winners for baseball on Monday. Student-athletes from Macalester and St. Olaf claimed the Conference's honors for April 29 - May 5, 2019.
The MIAC Athlete of the Week awards are nominated by the Conference's sports information directors and selected by MIAC staff. Throughout the spring season, team sports (baseball, softball) Athletes of the Week will be recognized on Monday afternoons, with individual sports (tennis, golf, outdoor track and field) announced on Tuesday afternoons. The winners of the latest Athlete of the Week awards are listed below, along with details on their outstanding performances.
To view each sport's 2018-19 Athlete of the Week home page, navigate to the MIAC's Awards page or visit the 2018-19 Athlete of the Week news archive for complete details on each week's selections and winners.
MIAC Baseball Player of the Week
St. Olaf College
Jr. | Third Base
Woodbury, Minn. | East Ridge
Dylan Blake collected 17 hits and batted in 10 runs while scoring six more with a batting average of .548 in eight games for the MIAC Playoff-bound Oles last week. The junior third baseman had multiple hits in six of those contests, including all four games against conference postseason contenders Bethel and Gustavus. Blake logged six hits and five RBI in a sweep of the Royals on Wednesday to help send St. Olaf to its first MIAC Baseball Playoff in a decade. He went on to bat 4-for-5 in a 14-9 victory over regular season conference champion Gustavus on Saturday, driving in a trio of runs in the victory.
MIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Jr. | Right-handed Pitcher
Alpharetta, Ga. | Pace Academy
Matthew Plisko took the mound once for Macalester last week, limiting Carleton to one earned run while striking out nine and walking one in six innings of a 10-2 victory on Saturday. The junior right-hander held the Knights hitless through five innings before allowing a single and a run in the sixth. The sixth-inning single was the only hit allowed by Plisko in the game.