Kansas City, Mo. – Aaron Shackelford of The Master's (Calif.) has been named the NAIA National Baseball Player of the Week and Sasha Jabusch of Concordia (Neb.) has been named the NAIA National Baseball Pitcher of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. The pair were honored for their performances from April 22 – 28 and were selected out of a pool of conference award winners.
Pitcher Player of the Week
Sasha Jabusch, Concordia (Neb.)
Jr., Kelso, Wash.
- Recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Dordt (Iowa).
- Weekly Stats:
- 17 strikeouts
- Two hits allowed in seven innings
Player of the Week
Aaron Shackelford, The Master’s (Calif.)
Sr., INF, Murrietta, Calif.
- Recorded three home runs in the series opener against Ottawa (Ariz.)
- Weekly Stats:
- Six home runs, one grand slam, one game-tying three-run home run
- 13 R.B.I.
- .467 AVG, 1.667 SLG
Pitcher Nominees: Masen Palmier, Missouri Baptist ; Joseph Cuomo, Bryan (Tenn.) ; Jacob Bretsch, La Sierra (Calif.) ; Garrett Hawkins, British Columbia ; David Strom, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Duncan Patterson, Spring Arbor (Mich.) ; Jordan Yu, William Jessup (Calif.) ; Andrew Wimberly, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) ; Hunter Caudelle, Georgia Gwinnett ; Garrett Ewing, York (Neb.) ; Keon Taylor, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Mitch Savine, Bellevue (Neb.) ; David Jones, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Felix Castillo, Point Park (Pa.) ; Colton Williams, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Eli Jackson, Blue Mountain (Miss.) ; Ian Exposito, St. Thomas (Fla.) ; Nate McBroom, Indiana Tech
Player Nominees: Austin Kuchinski, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Carnegy Calzado, Point (Ga.) ; Kelby Richardson, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Parker Coleman, Roosevelt (Ill.) ; Brady West, Indiana Wesleyan ; Kody Garvin, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) ; Cole Staab, Hastings (Neb.) ; D'Anthony Morrow, Tougaloo (Miss.) ; Josh Luna, Grand View (Iowa) ; Cam Coursey, Georgia Gwinnett ; Tyler Givens, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Val Stammler, Georgetown (Ky.) ; Jt Patterson, Bellevue (Neb.) ; Jordan Trahan, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Ed Pfluger, Point Park (Pa.) ; Jeddediah Fagg, Texas Wesleyan ; Max Guzman, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Adam Delacruz, Southeastern (Fla.) ; Glen Mcclain, Indiana Tech
2018-19 Baseball Composite Award Winners (Pitcher, Player)
Week 1 (March 20): Alec Myers, William Penn (Iowa), Taylor Fajardo, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 2 (March 27): Philip Sieli, Tennessee Wesleyan, Jacob Freeland, Faulkner (Ala.)
Week 3 (April 03): Conyal Cody, Sterling (Kan.), Will Law, William Jessup (Calif.)
Week 4 (April 10): Josh Ray, Missouri Baptist, Alex Sanchez, Science & Arts (Okla.)
Week 5 (April 17): Craig Barton, Truett McConnell (Ga.), Bryce Morison, Westmont (Calif.)
Week 6 (April 24): Niall Windeler, British Columbia , Jake Sola, York (Neb.)
Week 7 (May 01): Sasha Jabusch, Concordia (Neb.) , Aaron Shackelford, The Master's (Calif.)