Matt Schepel Named MIAA Co-Player of the Week in Baseball
Monday, April 27, 2009
For the first time in his collegiate career, Calvin College junior Matt Schepel has been named the MIAA Player of the Week in baseball. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Schepel shares this week’s award with Alma third baseman Jeremy Stephens.
A shortstop, Schepel went 5-for-8 at the plate, including home runs in both games, in leading the Knights to a doubleheader split with league-leading Adrian last Friday. Schepel belted a three-run homer in the first game in an 8-2 victory over the Bulldogs, and added a homer and two doubles in the nightcap in an 11-8 loss. He scored five runs and drove in five more during the twinbill.
Schepel is currently batting .344 overall this year with 25 runs batted in. In conference play, he is ranked third in the MIAA in runs batted in with 19.
Calvin is currently 15-14 overall and 12-6 in MIAA play. The Knights are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday when they host Aquinas in a non-conference game at 4:00 p.m.