ROCK HILL - After a successful first weekend playing on the Newberry College baseball team, Derek Olenchuk has been named the Astroturf South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the games played the opening week of the season, announced Tuesday.
Olenchuk, a sophomore from Irmo, posted six hits and a .545 average at the plate to lead the Wolves to three wins last week, including a pair of wins over Top 20 opponents. He notched two doubles and two RBIs in a 13-9 win over No. 20 Lynn on Friday and followed with two hits and two RBIs to lead Newberry to an 8-4 win over No. 17 Nova Southeastern on Saturday.
He finished the week with two hits as Newberry knocked off Barry 11-9 on Sunday. He scored a run in all three games and finished the week with a .727 slugging percentage and a .643 on-base clip.
The Wolves start home play on Friday, February 5, when the undefeated Wolves host Belmont Abbey at 4 p.m.