Ripon, WI -- Beloit College Baseball shortstop Jordan Jaenicke, a native of Bourbonnais, Ill. (Bishop McNamara), has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week for the week ending May 6. The Conference Office announced the honor this afternoon.
Jaenicke also earned a spot on the d3Baseball Team of the Week, announced late Monday.
In three games played last week Jaenicke hit .615 (8-13) with 4 runs scored, 9 RBI, 1 double and 3 home runs. He had a slugging percentage of 1.385 and an on-base percentage of .667 for an OPS of 2.052. In the Ripon series (which started on Sunday, 4/29 and included nearly 3 full games on Monday) he hit .588 (10-17) with 6 runs scored, 13 RBI, 1 double and a home run in each game, including a grand slam in the opening game.
The Buccaneers have concluded their regular season and are waiting to see how their post-season chances unfold. The squad is assured of a playoff for the MWC North Division #2 seed on Tuesday, May 8. But depending on the results from the Ripon/St. Norbert doubleheader being played in Ripon on Monday afternoon may have a spot secured in the upcoming MWC Tournament at Grinnell College beginning Friday morning.