by Alan Babbitt
Hope College catcher Trace Slancik has been selected as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Baseball Position Player of the Week.
The junior from Scotts, Michigan (Vicksburg HS) is receiving the honor for the first time in his career.
Slancik batted .543 over eight games last week as the Flying Dutchmen played four doubleheaders in five days. He played all 64 innings behind the plate.
Offensively, Slancik recorded 19 hits in 35 at-bats, including four doubles and one home run. He had at least one hit in every game and at least two hits in seven games.
Slancik also scored eight runs and collected seven runs batted in.
Defensively, Slancik threw out four base runners.