Crossroads League Announces Athletes of the Week | March 5-11


AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League announced its athletes of the week on Monday, recognizing the top performers from the week of March 5 through 11. In order to be considered for the award, a student-athlete must be nominated by their institution’s Sports Information Director.

Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Matt Patton, Taylor

Patton fired a one-hit shutout in RV Taylor’s 4-0 win over Viterbo, fanning eight without a walk and not allowing a runner to reach scoring position. Patton faced just one over the minimum, allowing only one ball out of the infield by using 10 ground ball outs, three infield pop ups and eight strikeouts to record the 21 outs.


Baseball Player of the Week
Caleb Eder, Indiana Wesleyan

Eder hit .500 with a 1.077 slugging percentage over IWU’s eight games, helping the Wildcats to a 6-2 mark with nine runs scored, three doubles, three triples, two dingers and 10 runs batted in. Eder also earned a win on the bump with 6.1 innings of work.


Softball Pitcher of the Week
Breena Smith, Marian

Smith went 4-1 in the circle for No. 4 Marian, piling up 47 strikeouts over 32 innings and posting a 1.31 earned-run average and a 0.91 WHIP in the five dominant appearances. Smith highlighted the week with a 12-strikeout complete game in MU’s 2-1 win over No. 16 Southeastern.


Softball Player of the Week
Rebecca Schrad, Indiana Wesleyan

Schrad highlighted No. 10 IWU’s 8-2 week by hitting .520 with eight runs, three home runs and 15 RBI. The freshman shortstop slugged .920 on the week and belted a pair of grand slams.


Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Alex Reinbold, Spring Arbor

Reinbold went 6-2 at No. 2 singles and doubles for Spring Arbor, helping the Cougars to a 3-1 showing. Reinbold recorded both of SAU’s points in a 6-2 loss to No. 23 Point.


Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Lizzie Bauss, Indiana Wesleyan

Bauss went 6-0 for No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan at No. 1 singles and doubles, leading IWU to a 3-1 week which included a win over No. 21 Saint Thomas.