SEWARD, Neb. – Over the first month of 2018 GPAC awards, the Concordia University baseball team has already reeled in four weekly accolades. On Tuesday (March 27), junior second baseman Christian Meza garnered GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Player of the Week recognition. A week earlier, Wade Council was named the conference’s player and pitcher of the week. Nick Little was tabbed the GPAC pitcher of the week on March 6.
An honorable mention All-GPAC selection last season as a sophomore, Meza has picked up the first weekly honor of his career. The Lakeside, Calif., native has been on a tear. In last week’s doubleheader sweep of Mount Marty, he went 7-for-10 with two runs, five RBIs and two stolen bases. In his 5-for-5 performance in game one, Meza equaled a school record for hits in a single game. This season he has recorded 13 multi-hit games, including five in a row.
Meza is the current GPAC leader with a .470 batting average. On the conference leaderboard, he also ranks first in RBIs (27), first in hits (39), first in total bases (52), third in on-base percentage (.516), fifth in doubles (seven), fifth in runs scored (20) and seventh in slugging percentage (.627). Over 112 career collegiate games, Meza has batted .340 (127-for-374).
The Bulldogs (14-7, 2-0 GPAC) will return to action tonight (March 27) for a GPAC doubleheader at Midland (14-9, 2-0 GPAC) in a matchup between the 2017 GPAC regular-season champion and the GPAC postseason champion. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. CT from Fremont, Neb.