Hiram College junior softball player and All-North Coast Athletic Conference shortstop Stephanie Zunic (Canfield) along with junior baseball player and All-NCAC designated hitterCraig Dobos (Warren/Howland) have been named this week’s conference “Players of the Week.”
Zunic helped the Terrier softball team (14-18, 8-6 NCAC) post a 4-2 record this past week including winning their last four conference games with a pair of two-game sweeps against Oberlin College and Kenyon College to qualify for the final spot in this season’s NCAC tournament which begins on Friday (May 2). In six games, Zunic batted .458 (11-of-24) at the plate with a home run, a triple, four doubles, six runs scored and eight runs batted in.
For the season, Zunic is currently third on the team in hitting with a .362 batting average (42-of-116) and leads the team in runs scored (27), doubles (15) and is tied for the team-lead in homeruns (four). In addition, she is second in RBI with 21.
The Hiram softball team will make its second straight appearance in the NCAC Tournament following its first-ever trip to the postseason in school history in 2007. The Terriers will travel to Meadville, Pa. and will take on top-seeded Allegheny College on Friday (May 2) at noon.
Dobos aided the Hiram baseball team (10-20 overall, 5-11 NCAC) finish the week with a 3-4 overall record and 2-2 in conference play that included a two-game split against No. 7 nationally-ranked The College of Wooster this past Sunday (Apr. 27). For the week, Dobos had an impressive .423 batting average (10-of-23) with three homeruns, three doubles and drove in 10 runs.
After 30 games played this season, Dobos is currently second on the team in hitting with a .367 average (36-of-98). He leads the team in RBI (27) and is tied for the team-lead in homeruns (four). In addition, Dobos is third in doubles with seven and has stolen two bases in two attempts.
Hiram will wrap-up its 2008 home schedule this week beginning with a single nine-inning game against Baldwin-Wallace College tomorrow (Wednesday, Apr. 30) at 4 p.m. at the Robert O. Fishel Field. The Terriers will then host Westminster (Pa.) College in a non-conference doubleheader on Thursday (May 1) in the home finale with the first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m.