2015 ODAC Baseball Players of the Week

  • Nolan Overby, Shenandoah, Sr., Designated Hitter
    April 20, 2015
    Overby, a senior from Petersburg, Va., helped the Hornets to a 4-2 week as he hit homeruns in three straight games and account for 18 runs scored over the four of the six games played. He batted .421 (8-for-19) with a double, three homers and 12 runs driven in. He also scored six times and drew three free passes towards a .500 OBP. In game two against Lynchburg (L, 8-6), he went 3-for-4 with a double, homer and five RBI. He added four RBI in the next game against Marymount (W, 9-1), hitting his second homer of the week. He cleared the fences for a third consecutive game in game two (L, 6-1). For the season, Overby is batting .333 with a .602 slugging percentage, third-best in the ODAC. He's second in the conference with six homers and fourth with 27 RBI.
  • Ryan Leake, Bridgewater, Jr., Pitcher
    April 20, 2015
    Leake, a junior from Fredericksburg, Va., made two appearances for the Eagles last week, picking up a pair of wins to help Bridgewater lock up the fourth seed in the ODAC Tournament. Leake got the win in a 7-5 victory over top-seeded Shenandoah, working a scoreless inning. He followed that iwth a start at Roanoke, working six shutout innings towards an 8-3 win. She gave up just two hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Leake is now 5-3 on the season with an ODAC third-best 1.69 earned run average and 36 strikeouts in 48.0 innings of work.
  • Joe Rogers, Lynchburg, Sr., Outfielder
    April 13, 2015
    Rogers, a senior from Farmville, Va., went 11-for-17 (.647) last week, helping the Hornets to a 5-1 showing to move up into sixth position in the ODAC standings. He had three multi-hit games, including a 5-for-6 showing with six runs batted in and three runs scored in a 12-6 win at Hampden-Sydney. He was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and a RBI in a 10-3 non-conference win at Greensboro. He added a double and a RBI in an 11-4 victory at Washington and Lee. He finished wth two hits, a walk and two runs scored in a 13-2 win at Randolph-Macon. He finished with eight RBI and nine runs scored on the week, while five walks helped him to a .760 OBP. He's currently third in the ODAC with a .489 OBP and fifth with a .393 batting average. His 46 hits and 29 runs scored are second and third in the conference, respectively.
  • Zack Engelmann, Lynchburg, So., Pitcher
    April 13, 2015
    Engelmann, a sophomore from Potomac Falls, Va., went 1-0 with a save in two appearances for the Hornets last week. His first outing was a four-inning save in a 12-6 win at Hampden-Sydney. He was unscathed in registering 12 outs, fanning a pair for his first save of the season. Three days later, Engelmann started and earned a 13-2 triumph over 15th-ranked Randolph-Macon. In seven innings, he gave up two runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts. For the season, Engelmann is 1-0 with a 2.70 earned run average in 20.0 innings of work.
  • J.J. McDaniel, Shenandoah, Sr., Third Base
    April 06, 2015
    McDaniel, a senior from Stafford, Va., went 11-for-21 (.545) to help Shenandoah to a 4-1 week, including a sweep of then ODAC-leading Virginia Wesleyan. McDaniel hit safely in all five games, including a 6-for-8 showing against VWC. He had five RBI on the week, including three multi-hit contests. He was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, a RBI and stolen base in game one against the Marlins, adding two more hits and another run driven in during the second contest. He had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored in a non-conference win over York (Pa.). He finished with five runs scored and two stolen bases on the week. For the season, McDaniel is third in the ODAC with a .417 batting average. His 35 hits are the second-most in the conference.
  • Darrell Thompson, Shenandoah, Jr., Pitcher
    April 06, 2015
    Thompson, a junior from Middletown, Va., picked up the win in game one of a doubleheader sweep of then ODAC-leading Virginia Wesleyan over the weekend. Thompson gave up two unearned runs on four hits, walking only one. He struck out eight batters before leaving after seven innings of work and a nine-run outburst by the Hornets' offense in the bottom-half of the inning. Thompson is now 3-1 on the season with a 2.48 earned run average in 32.0 innings on the hill.
  • Will Black, Roanoke, So., Catcher
    March 30, 2015
    Black, a sophomore from Richmond, Va., led the Maroons to a 5-0 week that included a doubleheader sweep of Washington and Lee, the first Maroons' sweep of the Generals since the two schools began playing regular conference doubleheaders in 2007. Black went 10-for-21 overall with three doubles, a triple, five RBI and eight runs scored. He also stole three bases, including a pair with two hits in a 6-3 game two win over W&L. He went 6-for-9 in the two contests against the Generals, adding two doubles in game one. Black went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in an 11-3 win over E&H. Black added three walks on the week to finish with a .476/.542/.714 slash line. He currently leads the ODAC in doubles (8) and slugging (.652), is second with a .435 batting average, and third with a .491 on-base percentage.
  • John Ruhlman, Roanoke, So., Pitcher
    March 30, 2015
    Ruhlman, a sophomore from Virginia Beach, Va., worked the longest outing of his collegiate career as the Maroons shutout Washington and Lee, 6-0, in game one of a doubleheader sweep. Ruhlman went eight scoreless innings, allowing just three hits without a walk. The southpaw struck out 11 batters, including five of the first six Generals he faced. He fanned the side in the first inning. He was unscathed the first time thru W&L's lineup before a lead-off double in the fourth inning inning. Ruhlam is now 2-1 on the season with a 4.43 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20.1 innings of work.
  • Daniel Freshley, Shenandoah, Sr. Catcher/Outfield
    March 23, 2015
    Freshley, a senior from Montgomery Village, Md., hit safely in six games last week with Shenandoah going 5-0-1 in the process. He went 10-for-22 overall with a double, five RBI and three runs scored. He also walked one and stole a base. He went 2-for-2 with a double in a 6-2 win over PSU-Altoona. He later was 3-for-5 in a 2-2 tie with Catholic, driving in a pair of runs in the process. He also went 3-for-8 in a sweep of Hampden-Sydney. Freshley finished the week with a .455/.480/.500 slash line. He's currently batting .409 with a team-best 12 RBI.
  • Ryan Mossman, Shenandoah, Fr., Pitcher
    March 23, 2015
    Mossman, a freshman from Peachtree City, Ga., got a win and picked up a save in 11 innings of work last week. In a 9-0 triumph over Washington and Lee, Mossman went the distant, giving up just two hits and walking two with six strikeouts in a full nine innings of work. He picked up a two-inning save in a 4-1 win over Hampden-Sydney. He gave up one hit and walked one while on the hill. Mossman is now 2-0 with a save in three appearances. He has not allowed a run in 16.2 innings pitched.
  • Mitchell Keeler, Randolph-Macon, Jr., Catcher
    March 16, 2015
    Keeler, a junior from Mechanicsville, Va., helped the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 week that included an ODAC sweep of Washington and Lee. Keeler was 6-for-12 in the three contests, smacking a double and homer with four runs driven in and four more scored. He also walked once, giving him a .500/.533/.833 slash line. He was 3-for-5 with a solo homer in an 8-3 win over W&L in game one. He followed with two hits, including a double, with a walk and two RBI in game two.
  • Michael Scimanico, Shenandoah, Jr., Pitcher
    March 16, 2015
    Scimanico, a junior from Dumont, N.J., picked up a pair of wins last week against ODAC competition. The Hornets' southpaw went six frames towards an 8-1 win at Roanoke, giving up one unearned run on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Scimanico followed that with seven innings on the hill in a 9-1 victory ove Guilford. He again gave up just one unearned run on five hits with two free passes and six strikeouts.
  • C.J. Lindsay, Virginia Wesleyan, So., Catcher
    March 09, 2015
    Lindsay, a sophomore from Remington, Va., helped the Marlins to three ODAC wins last week, including a doubleheader sweep of Guilford. Lindsay hit safely in all three games, including the first of his two doubles in VWC's 5-4 win over Hampden-Sydney. In game one against GC, Lindsay went 4-for-6 with a triple and three runs scored to help VWC to a 13-1 win. He followed that with a double and a triple to with two RBI and a run scored in the Marlins 8-4 game two triumph. Lindsay has hit safely in all four of Virginia Wesleyan's games this season.
  • JT Williamson, Randolph-Macon, Sr., Pitcher
    March 09, 2015
    Williamson, a senior from Springfield, Va., made three relief appearances last week and was nearly lights out in each. He recorded two saves and earned a win, all against ODAC competition. He saved both ends of the Yellow Jackets doubleheader sweep of Guilford. He worked an inning and gave up two hits with a pair of strikeouts to preserve an 8-5 win in game one. In a 3-2 win in game two, Williamson retired the three batters he faced, fanning two of them. He got the victory in game two against Bridgewater, an 8-6 decision. In 2.2 innings of work, he didn't allow a hit, walked one and struck out five Eagles. For the week, he registered nine strikeouts in 4.2 innings on the hill, giving up four hits and walking one.
  • Jacob Roberts, Guilford, Jr., Left Field
    February 16, 2015
    Roberts, a junior from Warsaw, Va., had hits in all three of Guilford's wins last week. He was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI and a run scored in a 9-3 win over Averett. In game one of a doubleheader sweep of Bluefield State, Roberts was 1-for-3 with a stolen base in a 2-0 win. In game two, he went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and another run scored in a 9-3 win. Roberts is currently batting .538 on the season.
  • Chase Shuford, Guilford, So., Pitcher
    February 16, 2015
    Shuford, a sophomore from Mathews, N.C., threw a career-high six shutout innings in the Quakers 2-0 win over Bluefield State College. She gave up just two hits and walked one on the way to victory. He fanned six batters, retiring the last 14 hitters he faced in a row.
  • Nick Maiolo, Randolph-Macon, Jr., Catcher
    February 09, 2015
    Maiolo, a junior from Powhatan, Va., was blistering at the dish in the Yellow Jackets first three games of the season, all victories over St. Mary's (Md.). He went 8-for-11 with two doubles, a homer and nine runs batted in overall. He also walked once and stole three bases. He was 6-for-6 in Saturday's doubleheader, including a 4-for-4 showing with a double, five RBI and two steals in a 14-0 whitewashing of the Seahawks.
  • Tom Concklin, Washington and Lee, So., Pitcher
    February 09, 2015
    Concklin, a sophomore from Hinsdale, Ill., started off the season in winning fashion as he helped the Generals to a 3-1 win over Marymount (Va.) as part of a season-opening doubleheader sweep. Concklin got the start in game two and fired four scoreless innings to earn the win in a the seven-inning contest. He gave up just one hit and walked three while striking out a career-high seven batters. He previously had struck out four batters on two separate occasions last season.