Week 9 (May 5, 2021)Player of the Week: Cody Muncy, Oklahoma Wesleyan
Muncy slugged 1.565 and hit seven home runs in six games last week, including three against Avila (Mo.) in the same game. Additionally, the junior recorded seven RBI in a lopsided win over Tabor (Kan.) on the road.
Player Nominees: Kyle O’Brien, Missouri Baptist ; Grant Bodison, CIU (S.C.) ; Michael Avilucea, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Brock Ephan, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) ; Michael Moralez, Trinity Christian (Ill.) ; Daniel Lichty, Huntington (Ind.) ; Joey Grabanski, Concordia (Neb.) ; Zackary Keller, Park (Mo.) ; Griffin Keller, Georgia Gwinnett ; Zach Sanders, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ; Jorun Hamre, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Gavy Perez-torres, Southwest (N.M.) ; Walker Paris, Asbury (Ky.) ; Justice Lucas, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Tim Bouchard, Keiser (Fla.) ; Braden Nawrocki, Aquinas (Mich.)
Pitcher of the Week: Aren Gustafson, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)
Gustafson made history at Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) by recording the first perfect game in school history in a seven-inning effort against Calumet (Ind.). The junior recorded 16 strikeouts of 21 batters faced.
Pitcher Nominees: Chris Wall, Columbia (Mo.) ; Nate Moretz, St. Andrews (N.C.) ; Evan Appenzeller, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.) ; Trask Telesmanich, Oregon Tech ; Andrew Noelker, Marian (Ind.) ; Jake Fosgett, Concordia (Neb.) ; Trey Clark, Xavier (La.) ; Nick Merkel, Central Methodist (Mo.) ; Tanner Olmstead, Southwestern (Kan.) ; Alex Huey, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ; Reed Butz, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Sebastian Selway, LSU Shreveport (La.) ; Nicholas Beardsley, Point Park (Pa.) ; Ricardo Velez, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Antonio Frias, Faulkner (Ala.) ; Pablo Arevalo, Keiser (Fla.) ; Charles Dunavan, Indiana Tech