ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Baseball player Ryan Fitzgerald has been named Oakland Student Athlete of the Week for the week of May 15-22 after hitting .500 last weekend in three games against Northern Kentucky May 18-20.
Fitzgerald, a sophomore from Mount Vernon, Ohio, went 6-for-12 scoring seven runs, hitting two doubles, one home run and driving in five RBIs with a slugging percentage of .917 while also going a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases. He also drew a walk and was hit by a pitch twice, owning an on-base percentage of .600.
The Golden Grizzlies will be the No. 5 seed in the Horizon League Tournament beginning Wednesday, May 24, hosted by UIC, and will face No. 4 seed Valparaiso at 1 p.m. ET. Oakland won three of its five games against the Crusaders this season.