LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Rio Grande senior outfielder Shane Spies is the Mid-South Conference Baseball Player of the Week and St. Catharine’s Dylan Shoffner is the MSC Pitcher of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
Spies and Shoffner each earn their first weekly conference honors of the season and of their careers.
Spies hit .571 (8-for-14) last week with five home runs and eight RBIs en route to earning the conference’s player of the week honor.
The Polk, Ohio native hit safely in all five RedStorm games, including multiple hits in three outings. Spies had back-to-back games where he hit two home runs while helping Rio Grande take two of three from rival Shawnee State.
Spies scored nine times and had a pair of doubles while recording a 1.786 slugging percentage during the week. Rio Grande finished the week 4-1.
Spies leads the Mid-South in home runs (10), slugging percentage (.854), total bases (70), RBIs (30) and tied for the conference lead with eight doubles.
Rio Grande is 16-13 overall and 4-7 in the Mid-South Conference.
Shoffner hurled a one-hit shutout in a 4-0 win over Bluefield to earn the conference’s top weekly pitching honor.
The Elizabethtown, Ky., freshman threw seven innings and struck out 10 Bluefield batters to run his record to 4-1 on the season. Shoffner helped the Patriots sweep the Rams.
Shoffner ranks sixth in the conference in ERA (1.69) and fifth in batting average against (.197). His 40 strikeouts are third best in the Mid-South.