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February 25, 2008

USI's Pleiss Selected as Baseball Player of the Week
Pleiss Hits .700 at Henderson State

Matt Pleiss

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Southern Indiana's Matt Pleiss (Newburgh, Ind.) is the Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Pleiss, a senior first baseman for the Eagles, was nearly perfect at the plate in Monday's split at Henderson State. He was 5-for-6 in the doubleheader and had four RBI, a home run, double and two walks on the afternoon.

Pleiss went 3-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and a home run in the Eagles' 10-7 loss in the opener on Monday. He returned in the nightcap to go 2-for-2 with two RBI, a double and two walks in their 11-9 win.

On the weekend, Pleiss went 7-for-10 with four RBI, two doubles and the home run.

The Eagles took the series, two games to one, and are now 2-4 on the season. USI, ranked 29th in the latest national poll, will host Oakland City on Wednesday.

Other top performers in GLVC last week included Missouri-St. Louis' Scott Lavelock and UIndy's Chris Saroff.

For more information about the GLVC and each conference member, please visit www.glvcsports.org.


Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Top 30
Rank Team, Record
  1. Mount Olive, 16-1
  2. Ouachita Baptist, 12-1
  3. Tampa, 10-2
  4. Delta State, 10-2
  5. Grand Valley State, 2-0
  6. Franklin Pierce, 0-0
  7. Francis Marion, 14-2
  8. Armstrong Atlantic State, 7-0
  9. UC San Diego, 13-3
10. West Alabama, 12-3
11. Georgia College & State, 9-3
12. Sonoma State, 13-1
13. Central Oklahoma, 11-2
14. USC Aiken, 11-3
15. Southern Arkansas, 11-3
16. Columbus State, 11-5
17. West Chester, 3-0
18. Emporia State, 2-1
19. Cal State Chico, 8-4
20 St. Edwards (Texas), 11-3
21. Minnesota State Mankato, 0-0
22. SIU Edwardsville, 0-0
23. Tusculum. 8-5
24. California (Pa.), 0-0
25. Wayne State (Neb.), 3-1
26. Erskine, 14-0
27. Colorado State Pueblo, 7-3
28. Central Missouri State, 6-4
29. Southern Indiana, 2-4
      Slippery Rock, 0-0
      North Alabama, 9-2

Also Receiving Votes: Carson Newman 28, Nebraska Omaha 26, Catawba 12, Bellarmine 4, New Mexico Highlands 2, West Virginia State 2, Mesa State 1, Western Oregon 1, Indianapolis 1, Northern Kentucky 1, Ashland 1, St. Mary's (Texas) 1, Texas A&M Kingsville 1, Abilene Christian 1, West Florida 1, Montevallo 1, Rollins 1, Barry 1, Florida Tech 1, Nova Southeastern 1, Florida Southern 1, Adelphi 1.

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