Bobolts, Trevino, Gonzalez Earn Weekly Awards
ELMHURST, Ill. - Oakland's Kyle Bobolts and Oral Roberts' Jose Trevino were named Players of the Week and Oral Roberts' Alex Gonzalez earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the week May 14-20 as The Summit League announced its final baseball awards of the season.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Kyle Bobolts, Oakland
Jr., SS (Middleville, Mich./Thornapple Kellogg)
Bobolts captured his first career Player of the Week award after helping the Golden Grizzlies to a series win over SUU and secure the No. 2 seed in the upcoming league tournament. The junior had at least one hit in all four games including two in the final three contests. In game three, the shortstop went 2-for-3 with the game-tying homer in the sixth inning and three RBI. He also added two RBI, including the game-winner, in the series finale. On the week, Bobolts batted .538 (7-for-13) with six RBI, two runs scored, two sacrifice flies, a triple and a home run.
Jose Trevino, Oral Roberts
Fr., 3B (Corpus Christi, Texas/John Paul II)
Trevino garnered his first career Player of the Week award after leading the Golden Eagles to a 3-1 series win over NDSU. The freshman broke the ORU school record with his 12th home run of the season in game two of the series. In game one of the set, Trevino went 4-for-4 with three RBI and a homer, while adding two hits in the series finale. For the week, the third baseman batted .533 (8-for-15) with five RBI, four runs scored and two round-trippers. Trevino also had a walk and registered a .933 slugging percentage and .562 on-base percentage in the series.
Also nominated: Kristian Gayday, IPFW; Marcus Romero, Southern Utah; Tom Lilja, Western Illinois.
Previous 2012 honorees: Feb. 20 - Dan Dispensa, WIU; Feb. 27 - Nick Colwell, NDSU; March 5 - Cam Schiller, ORU; March 12 - Carter DeBoe, IPFW; March 19 - Bo Cuthbertson, SUU; March 26 - Bo Cuthbertson, SUU; April 2 - Aaron Cieslak, OU; April 9 - David Headley, SUU; April 16 - Tim Ryan, OU; April 23 - Chase Rezac, SUU; April 30 - Robby Enslen, Oakland; May 7 - Carter DeBoe, IPFW; May 14 - Bennett Pickar, ORU.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Alex Gonzalez, Oral Roberts
So., RHP (Delray Beach, Fla./Boca Raton Community)
Gonzalez earned his third Pitcher of the Week award this season and seventh of his career after tossing a complete game shutout against NDSU Saturday. The sophomore went eight innings and surrendered just three hits, all singles. He had eight strikeouts and allowed one walk to lower his ERA to 1.99 on the season. It was Gonzalez's second complete game shutout of the season and helped ORU clinch its 14th-straight regular season title.
Also nominated: Greg Welke, Oakland; Matt Nelson, Southern Utah; Rich Mascheri, Western Illinois.
Previous 2012 honorees: Feb. 20 - Luke Anderson, NDSU/Rich Mascheri, WIU; Feb. 27 - Dustin Hunter, WIU; March 5 - Drew Bowen, ORU/Nick Smith, WIU; March 12 - Stephen Bougher, SDSU; March 19 - Drew Bowen, ORU/Stephen Bougher, SDSU; March 26 - Alex Gonzalez, ORU/John Straka, NDSU; April 2 - Charles Weaver, IPFW/John Straka, NDSU; April 9 - Jeff Gorecki, OU; April 16 - Kurt Giller, ORU/Justin Neubauer, SUU; April 23 - Alex Gonzalez, ORU/Kyle Kingsley, NDSU; April 30 - Luke Anderson, NDSU; May 7 - John Straka, NDSU; May 14 - Drew Bowen, ORU/Chase Rezac, SUU.