BASEBALL: Oakland's Tim Ryan named Summit League Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. -- Tim Ryan of the Oakland baseball team was named The Summit League Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. The senior from Saginaw won the award for the first time in his career.

The starting center fielder for Oakland, Ryan hit .421 and had a hit in all five games to extend his six-game hitting streak. He scored eight runs, as the Golden Grizzlies went 4-1, including a series win over IPFW. Ryan was 7-for-16 (.438) in the four games against the Mastodons.

In the series finale, Ryan was 3-for-5, with a two-run home run and scored four runs as Oakland topped IPFW 11-6 to move into first place in The Summit League standings. Ryan now leads the team with a .314 batting average and is hitting .344 in Summit League play.

Ryan also stole two bases, giving him a team-high 17 for the season. He is just six stolen bases shy of tying the school career-record of 80. Earlier this year, Ryan became just the third Oakland player to reach 200 hits for his career.

Oakland has won 7 of its last 10 games and has claimed either the league's Player or Pitcher of the Week honors in each of the last three weeks. The Golden Grizzlies return to action on Tuesday with a game at Central Michigan at 3:05 p.m.