After being named the NAIA West Player of the Week on Monday, Lewis-Clark State College junior Brady Steiger has been tabbed as the NAIA National Baseball Player of the Week, the national office announced on Tuesday.
Steiger, a product of Port Orchard, Wash., earns the award after hitting .750 (12-of-16) in four games last week with two home runs, five doubles, seven RBI’s, and nine runs scored. The left-handed-hitting infielder helped the No. 8-ranked Warriors sweep league foe Oregon Tech.
On the season, Steiger ranks eighth in the NAIA in doubles (12), 19th in hits (40), and 24th in RBI’s (28). His .482 batting average leads the Warriors and is 16th in the nation.
He becomes the first Warrior to be selected for the national honor since Kyle Greene was chosen in 2008. Five other players have received the award in program history including Beau Mills (2007), Clint Cameron (1998), Todd Wilson (1994), Jack Gullard 1994), and Mark Dow (1991).
Steiger was chosen from a pool of over 20 winners from the conference/regional level. The full list of nominees is below.
Player Nominees: Nerio Barreto, Talladega (Ala.); Kirk Rocha, Tabor (Kan.); Adam Humes, Northwood (Texas); Shane Spies, Rio Grande (Ohio); Dylan Blaha, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Kyle Mauricio, William Penn (Iowa); Cameron Balough, Judson (Ill.); Matthew Achter, Jamestown (N.D.); Tyson Popoff, British Columbia; Jordan Crowell, Point Park (Pa.); Nick Flanagan, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Joel Lutz, Lubbock Christian (Texas); John Crooks, Lourdes (Ohio); Jake Stone, Tennessee Wesleyan; Zach Sizemore, West Virginia Tech; Gene Nanney, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Colby Rogers, Lyon (Ark.); Braxton Hamil, Mobile (Ala.); Taylor Mata, Doane (Neb.); Alexis Batista, Northwood (Fla.); Riley Swanson, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Alec Abend, York (Neb.); Bryan Garza, Concordia (Calif.).