Charlie Rudd, St. Olaf

Week of: 2001-05-10
Pitcher of the Week
St. Olaf College first-year pitcher Charlie Rudd (Cannon Falls, Minn.) went 2-0 and allowed only two earned runs in 11 innings. In game two against St. John's, Rudd pitched seven innings, allowing only two hits, one walk and one earned run with seven strikeouts. In an 18-5, game-two win over St. Thomas, Rudd pitched four innings, striking out five and allowing only one earned run. The Oles, 27-7 overall and the winners of 12 in a row, repeated as MIAC champions with an 18-2 finish. They tied an MIAC record by sweeping nine conference doubleheaders in a season..

Eric Williamson, Saint Mary's

Week of: 2001-04-23
Pitcher of the Week
Saint Mary's University sophomore Eric Williamson (St. Charles, Minn.) went 2-0 to lead St. Mary's to a 5-1 week. Williamson tossed a five-hitter in SMU's 5-3 win over St. John's, allowing one earned run in six innings, while walking one and striking out seven. He followed that up with a complete-game two-hitter as the Cardinals beat first-place St. Olaf 7-1, and handed the Oles their first conference loss in 18 games. Williamson struck out four and walked three vs. St. Olaf, while lowering his week-low ERA to 1.08.

Bryan Marudas

Week of: 2001-04-17

Pitcher of the Week
Concordia-Moorhead sophomore pitch Bryan Marudas (Hinckley, Minn.), in his only outing of the week, threw a two-hit shutout against St. John's in Concordia's 2-0 victory over the Johnnies. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter. Marudas did not allow a runner past first base and faced 24 batters, three over the minimum. His pitch control was made even more impressive by the adverse weather conditions -- the game was delayed for 15 minutes due to a slight rain, and the temperature at game time hovered around 40 degrees.