ST. PAUL, Minn. – Carleton College catcher Jeff Dsida (So./Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) was the hottest hitter on the squad last week, batting .474 with four extra-base hits and six RBI. For his efforts, He was tabbed MIAC co-Player of the Week for April 16-22, sharing the honor with Concordia shortstop Braden Rahman.
Dsida went 9-for-19 in Carleton’s six games last week with three doubles and a triple, giving him a .737 slugging percentage to go along with a .545 on-base percentage for the week. Most of the damage came during the Knights’ doubleheaders against MIAC foes Augsburg and St. Olaf. Dsida went 5-for-6 versus the Auggies with four RBI, three runs, and a pair of extra-base hits. He added a 3-for-3 performance with two doubles and a pair of RBI in a narrow 4-3 loss to St. Olaf on Sunday afternoon.
For the year, Dsida is batting .351—which ranks third among MIAC catchers—with a .426 on-base percentage and .479 slugging percentage. He ranks 13th overall in hitting (.389) during conference games and is 10th in slugging (.583).
Still recovering from a shoulder injury that that ended his 2011 campaign early, Dsida splits time at catcher and designated hitter. He is Carleton’s first MIAC baseball player-of-the-week since Grant Bowen ’11 picked up the honor for April 12-18, 2010.