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2024 GLIAC Baseball Conference Tournament Preview

2024 GLIAC Baseball Conference Tournament Preview

The six teams vying for the championship head to Jackson Field in Lansing, Michigan, for the 2024 GLIAC Baseball Conference Tournament.

May 9, 2024 by Kyle Kensing

Ranked 16th in the nation, No. 2 in the Midwest Region and top-seeded Saginaw Valley State heads into the 2024 GLIAC Baseball Conference Tournament the team to beat. Five competitors will get the opportunity to unseat the Cardinals in what promises to be an entertaining conclusion to the GLIAC baseball season. 

The GLIAC Tournament seeding breakdown is as follow: 

1. Saginaw Valley State: 36-13 overall, 23-7 GLIAC 

2. Grand Valley State: 26-23, 18-12 

3. Wayne State: 29-19, 18-12

4. Davenport: 18-32, 13-17 

5. Parkside: 21-28, 10-20 

6. Purdue Northwest: 18-28, 8-22  

Get to know more about the teams jockeying to win the GLIAC Baseball Conference Tournament, which begins May 9. 

Saginaw Valley State GLIAC Baseball Scores

Grand Valley State GLIAC Baseball Scores 

Wayne State GLIAC Baseball Scores 

Davenport GLIAC Baseball Scores

Parkside GLIAC Baseball Scores

Purdue Northwest GLIAC Baseball Scores

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Players to Watch 

Hayden Jatczak, Saginaw Valley Infielder/Pitcher  

In 189 at-bats during the regular season, Hayden Jatczak hit an astounding .476. Unsurprisingly, he leads the nation in batting average heading into the GLIAC Baseball Tournament. 

Jatczak has bat both for contact and power, with 14 of his 90 total hits going yard. His 71 RBI lead the Cardinals, and he's slugging a remarkable .847. There may not be a more dangerous batter in all of Div. II baseball. 

Kyle Nott, Grand Valley State Outfielder 

Grand Valley State's two-sport standout Kyle Nott is also a two-way threat for the Lakers offense. His .336 batting average is only behind Jonas Gulbrandsen's .345 for GVSU's team-best. Nott's .462 on-base percentage leads GVSU and ranks among the best in the GLIAC. 

Nott's successfully cashed in his ample on-base opportunities into 13 steals on 16 attempts. 

Karter Fitzpatrick, Wayne State Pitcher 

Karter Fitzpatrick heads into the GLIAC Baseball Tournament with an 8-2 record in 12 appearances (11 starts) and team-best 3.19 ERA. Opposing hitters are averaging just .203 at the plate against Fitzpatrick, who has mowed down 95 in 79 innings of work. 

Fitzpatrick struck out at least seven and went seven innings in each of the final four starts of the regular season. 

Josh Robinson, Davenport Outfielder 

Davenport's leading hitter throughout the season, Josh Robinson stormed into the month of May with three multiple-hit games over five total contests, including a 3-for-5 showing against Grand Valley State. 

Robinson has an outstanding .493 on-base percentage, drawing 30 walks to go with his 65 hits. He has also combined with Michael Tchavdarov to swipe 20 bases between the two, leading the Panthers. 

Peter Fusek, Parkside Outfielder/Pitcher

Doubling as one of Parkside's top batters with a .309 average and .419 on-base percentage and a solid pitcher out of the bullpen, Peter Fusek brings plenty to the table for the Rangers. 

Fusek's cashed in 23 stolen bases on his ability to get aboard. He's also been among the Rangers leaders in driving in runs, plating 24. 

On the mound, Fusek has worked 16 1/3 innings during which he struck out 14. 

Luke Montgomery, Purdue Northwest Outfielder

Luke Montgomery finished the regular season strong to close out with Purdue Northwest's team-leading batting average and on-base percentage. Montgomery put together six games with multiple base hits since April 20. 

Montgomery also stole 15 bases, a team-high, on 18 attempts. 

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