Billy DeNet, Concordia
Week of: 2006-05-08
Player - Concordia College senior shortstop Billy DeNet (Eagan, Minn.) hit .667 in six conference games last week in helping the Cobbers post a 5-1 record and go to the final game of the regular season before narrowly missing a chance at the playoffs. DeNet went 14-for-21 from the leadoff spot in the batting order in the six Cobber games and recorded multiple hits in five of the six games during the week. He also did not make an error during the week as he fielded all 28 chances cleanly. Against Carleton on Tuesday, he went 6-for-8 and collected two doubles. He followed that up with a 3-for-6 performance against Saint Mary's on Wednesday. In Saturday's playoff-deciding series against Hamline, he went 5-for-7 and scored a pair of runs. He also kept the second game alive in the seventh inning when there were two outs and the Cobbers needed a base runner to push the tying run to the plate. DeNet's performance during the week allowed him to become the first player to hit .400 in a season since former MIAC MVP Derek Dormanen hit .440 in 2001. DeNet finished the year with a team-leading .418 average. He led the MIAC in hitting in conference games. His 14-for-21 stretch during the week helped him bat a league-best .485.
Stats for the week: BA: .667; AB: 21; H: 7; R: 7; RBI: 2; 2B: 3; SB: 1/1; PO: 9; A: 19; E: 0
Brandon Carr, Bethel
Week of: 2006-05-01
Player - Bethel University sophomore third baseman Brandon Carr (Fergus Falls, Minn.), in a rain shortened week, lead-off hitter Brandon Carr led the Royals to a 18-4 and 9-0 sweep over Saint Mary's University. Carr hit an impressive .800 going 8-10 with a HR, a double, five RBI, and five runs scored. On the season, Carr leads the MIAC in batting avg. (.476) and hits (49) while he is second in the MIAC in on base pct. (.525) and total bases (67). Carr also has a team high 17 stolen bases which places him third in the conference. Stats: .800 batting avg.(8-10), 1.200 slugging pct., .800 OB %, eight hits, five runs, five RBI.
Aaron Madson, Gustavus
Week of: 2006-04-24
Player - Gustavus Adolphus College senior third baseman Aaron Madson (North Mankato, Minn. / Minnesota Valley Lutheran) hit .571 with 12 hits, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, three runs scored and three walks in six games last week. Madson opened the week going 4-for-7 with two runs scored, a double and a triple in a split at Concordia on Wednesday. He followed that up with a 5-for-8 performance Saturday against Saint Mary's, including a 4-for-4 effort with four runs scored, four runs batted in and two home runs in Gustavus' 17-11 game two win. Madson capped off the weekend going 3-for-6 in a non-conference doubleheader against Wartburg, scoring three times and driving in three. Madson committed only one error in the field in ten chances at third base during the week and posted a 1.095 slugging percentage. Stats: .571 BA (12-21), 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 1 HBP, 1-2 SB, 1.095 SLG%, .615 OBP, .900 FLD%.
Tony Konicek, Gustavus
Week of: 2006-04-17
Player - Gustavus Adolphus College junior outfielder Tony Konicek (Rochester, Minn. / Mayo) hit .588 (10-for-17) in doubleheaders against Saint John’s and Augsburg last week with four doubles, five RBI, a .824 slugging percentage and a team-high .588 on-base percentage. In a sweep of the Auggies Saturday, Konicek went 9-for-11 at the plate with four doubles, four RBI and two runs scored. He was a perfect 5-for-5 in game one with three doubles. Starting all four games in center field during the week, Konicek made only one error in 12 put-out attempts. For the season, Konicek leads the team with a .458 batting average and a .695 slugging percentage.
Kirby Carr, Bethel
Week of: 2006-04-10
Player - Bethel University junior centerfielder Kirby Carr (Fergus Falls, Minn.) led the Royals to a .500 week in conference play including a split with St. Olaf, handing them their only conference loss to date. Carr hit an impressive .500 batting avg. and .833 slugging pct. over the six game span with six singles, a double, a triple, and a home run. He also scored three runs and knocked in four more. Carr finished with a perfect fielding percentage with 17 put-outs. On the season, Carr is in the top five of the MIAC for batting avg. (.429), slugging pct. (.698), and hits (27) while leading the conference in Home Runs with four.
Stats for the week: .500 batting avg., .833 slugging pct., .591 OB %, nine hits, two walks, one stolen base, three runs, four RBI.
Casey Haugen, Saint John's
Week of: 2006-04-03
Player - Saint John's University junior catcher Casey Haugen (St. Cloud, Minn./Apollo) went 3-for-5 on Saturday, April 1 in both games of the series split with Concordia-Moorhead to open the 2006 MIAC season. Haugen scored two runs, knocked in two RBI’s and stole two bases in addition to his performance at the plate. Haugen also threw out the lone stolen base attempt by Concordia in the first game of the doubleheader. Haugen is currently batting .364 on the young season and leads the Johnnies with a .554 on-base percentage.