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DPU baseball sweeps SCAC weekly honors

Thursday, April 17, 2008

In a week in which they went 4-2 including a split with Rhodes to earn the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Eastern Division's top seed, the 14th-ranked Tigers swept the SCAC's Player of the Week honors.

Mike Stout was named the conference's offensive player of the week and John Tschantz was named the pitcher of the week.

Stout hit .706 (12-17) in the Rhodes series with 11 RBI and a 1.29 slugging percentage in the four games and for the week was 12-for-19 (.632) with nine runs scored and 12 RBI and had two doubles, a triple and two home runs.

For the season, Stout is hitting .389 (seventh in the SCAC) and slugging .694 (third in the SCAC). His 38 runs scored ranks seventh in the conference, while his three triples are tied for seventh and his seven home runs are tied for third.

Tschantz pitched a two-hit shutout in the series opener against Rhodes, defeating the Lynx 6-0 on Friday. He struck out five and walked four in tossing his second complete-game shutout of the season.

After this weekend's performance, Tschantz lowered his league-leading ERA to 1.63. The senior is attempting to become just the second pitcher in SCAC history to lead the league in ERA twice in a career. His 2.19 ERA as a freshman in 2005 was the league's best.

In addition, Tschantz leads the SCAC in opponent's batting average (.200) and is seventh in innings pitched (60.2) and tied for second in wins (7).

The Tigers open SCAC Cross-Divisional Playoff competition on Friday, April 17, against Austin College in Millington, Tenn. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT in the first game of a best-of-three series against the Kangaroos. The game will be carried live by WGRE.

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