Belarde recieves D3 baseball Team of the Week honors

The accolades continue to come in for Joseph Belarde after his stellar performance over the first weekend of the Iowa Wesleyan baseball season. Belarde has been named to the Team of the Week after helping the Tigers pick up two wins in their opening weekend.

In Iowa Wesleyan?s first games of the season, Belarde finished with a .538 batting average (7-13), .625 on base percentage, and a 1.308 slugging percentage.

He helped power the Tigers to a 26-24 win over Lawrence University when he hit for the cycle. Belarde finished the game with a single, two doubles, a triple, and two home runs in the win. His second home run was a grand slam that gave the Tigers the lead. On the weekend, he finished with eight runs scored, nine runs batted in, two walks, and a stolen base.

The team of the week recognizes the top performers from all nine positions from the previous week. School?s sports information directors send in nominations and players are selected based on the information provided.