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Jeff Dsida tabbed MIAC Baseball Player-of-the-Week

March 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm
By Matt Higgins, MIAC

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Carleton College baseball team won three of its four games last week, with senior catcher Jeff Dsida (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) supremely setting the table from the leadoff spot. In the four games, Dsida batted .636 (7-for-11) with a 1.091 slugging percentage, six runs scored, three doubles, a triple, two RBI and no strikeouts. He hit safely in each game to extend his hitting streak to eight games. For his performance, Dsida was named the MIAC Baseball Player-of-the-Week.

Dsida's first performance of the week was his best, as the Knights' catcher went 4-for-5 with four runs, an RBI, two doubles and a triple to key a 13-9 win over Carthage. He added a hit, a run and an RBI in a 7-4 victory over Luther the following day. He went 1-for-1 with a run and a double in an 11-8 loss to Oberlin, and he closed the week with another 1-for-1 performance against Nebraska Wesleyan. Defensively, the Knights catcher threw out the only baserunner who attempted to steal to improve to a MIAC-best 6-for-8 in that category. He also leads the MIAC with an .824 slugging percentage, and is fourth in batting (.529) and sixth in on-base percentage (.585).

This is Dsida’s second career MIAC Player-of-the-Week award.

Thanks to the 3-1 week, Carleton moved above .500 overall this season with a 6-4 record.