Drew Rucinski, Luray Wranglers, RHP, Fr. Broken Arrow, Okla. (Ohio State)
Rucinski, a right-handed freshman from Ohio State, had a notable week with eight strikeouts and three hits, all singles, against him while pitching seven innings with a .136 opponent batting average. Rucinski did not allow a run to share the league lead with a 0.00 ERA for the week. For the season, Rucinski has an era of 1.77 and 21 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings pitched.
Jon Luke Jacobs, Fauquier Gators, LHP, Fr. Gainestown, Ala. (Auburn)
Jacobs went 1-0 this week by allowing two hits and having nine strikeouts in six innings. The left-handed pitcher allowed only one unearned run. The Auburn Tiger’s opponent batting average was .111 out of 18 at bats. In the VBL for the week, Jacobs was tied for first a 0.00 ERA, third for opposing batting average, tied for first with two hits allowed and tied for first with no homeruns allowed. Jacobs is leading his team in strikeouts for the season with 32 and also has the lowest ERA of 0.90. He is currently 3-1 with 13 hits against him, two earned runs and .194 opponent batting average in 20 innings pitched.
VBL Week Four Players of the Week
Adalberto Santos, Woodstock River Bandits, SS/2B, Jr. Wilmington, N.C. (New Mexico J.C.)
As a junior from New Mexico J.C., Santos had the highest batting average this week in the VBL with .520. He had 13 hits with six runs, four doubles, one triple, six RBIs and 19 total bases in 25 at bats. In the VBL, Santos was third in slugging percentage with .760, first for on base percentage with .636, first in hits with 13, first in doubles with four, first in total bases with 19 and first in walks with eight. For the season, Santos has a batting average of .321, eight runs scored, 26 hits, five doubles, two triples, 13 RBIs, 35 total bases with a slugging percentage of .432 and an on-base percentage of .427.
Jeff Jefferson, Luray Wranglers, OF/C, Fr. Dry Fork, Va. (Liberty)
This week, Jefferson had a batting average of .360 with eight runs scored, nine hits, one double, two home runs, seven RBIs and 16 total bases in 25 at bats. Jefferson, a product of Liberty University, had a slugging percentage of .640 and an on-base percentage of .429 to go along with his two stolen bases. Jefferson was first in runs scored, tied for third with RBIs, tied for first with home runs, and third in total bases. For the season, he has the highest batting average on his team with .321. He also has 20 runs scored, 26 hits, four doubles, four home runs, 13 RBIs, and 42 total bases with an on-base percentage of .396 and a slugging percentage of .519.