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Phil Navatsyk named AMC Baseball Player of the Week for March 26-April 1

April 2, 2012

Phil Navatsyk hit .600 last week as the AMC Player of the Week. Photo by Evan Schall.


PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University's Phil Navatsyk has been named the American Mideast Conference Baseball Player of the Week for games played March 26 to April 1, 2012.

The sophomore from Chardon, Ohio, and Chardon High School, was inserted into the starting lineup at shortstop for last weekend's AMC series with Houghton, and he took advantage by hitting .600 (6 for 10) with four RBIs in his four games last week.

Starting shortstop Dillon Sauers is out with a shoulder injury, and Navatsyk got the nod. He has played in a total of 12 games, and four of his five starts came last week.

Navatsyk is a 5-9 sophomore who transferred from former AMC rival Malone this year. He can also play the outfield as a utility player for the Pioneers.

Navatsyk's week also included two walks and a stolen base. He hit safely in all four games, including a three-hit game. In the first game of the Houghton series, he sparked a 19-0 win by going 3 for 5 with three RBIs. In game three of the series, a close, 5-3 win, he was 1 for 1 with a key sacrifice fly, a stolen base and a run.

For the year, Navatsyk is hitting .526 (10 for 19) with five RBIs and four walks. He is 3 for 3 in stolen bases and has scored nine runs. A lot of his game action prior to getting his starts last week came as a courtesy runner.