FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
FRISCO, Texas – Lamar right fielder Quentin Luquette has been named the hitter of the week while Northwestern State right-hander Ryan Zimmerman has been named the Southland Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Luquette led Lamar to a 4-1 week with a pair of wins against Louisiana-Monroe and McNeese State. The junior from Houston, Texas (Klein H.S.), had three multiple-hit games, including a school-record tying 5-for-5 day against ULM last Wednesday. He extended his hitting streak to a career-best nine games while boosting his average 58 points during that stretch and 36 points during the week. Luquette also added his team-leading fourth outfield assist on Wednesday. In the five games, he was 11-for-22 with nine runs batted in, five runs scored. he hit three doubles and triple and a home run.
Zimmerman picked up his first win of the season after stalling Central Arkansas in a 1-0 win on Friday night. The junior from Fremont, Calif., nearly picked up the complete game shutout after he tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out a season-best eight. In throwing 114 pitches, he only allowed five runners to get past first base and one past second, that coming in the ninth inning. Of his 114 pitches, he threw 82 strikes.
Honorable mention for hitter of the week goes to UT Arlington center fielder Michael Choice, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi second baseman Ernie Olivarez, Southeastern Louisiana second baseman Ty Summerlin, UTSA third baseman Lance Brown and Northwestern State outfielder Colin Bear. Honorable mention for pitcher of the week goes to Lamar right hander Ricky Testa, Southeastern Louisiana left hander Brian McCants, Stephen F. Austin right hander Erich Lehmann, Texas State right hander Lance Loftin and UT Arlington right hander Nathan Long. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland baseball sports information contacts.
Each school’s SID nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.
2009 Southland Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week
|Feb. 23||Michael Choice, UT Arlington||Lance Dupuis, Nicholls State and Ricky Testa, Lamar|
|March 3||Shon Landry, McNeese State||Jimmy Heard, Northwestern State|
|March 10||Jose Hernandez, UTSA||Jeremy Cloud, Central Arkansas|
|March 16||Chris Murrill, Nicholls State||Ryan Collins, Southeastern Louisiana|
|March 23||Jose Hernandez, UTSA||Andy Sauter, UT Arlington|
|March 30||Justin O’Neal, Northwestern State||Nathan Long, UT Arlington|
|April 6||Brian Ferguson, Stephen F. Austin||Ricky Testa, Lamar|
|April 13||Michael Choice, UT Arlington||Tyler Minto, Nicholls State|
|April 20||Braedon Riley, Sam Houston State||Sean Weatherford, Sam Houston State|
|April 27||Brian Taylor, Lamar and||Matt Crocker, UTSA|
|Sean Meyers, Stephen F. Austin|
|May 4||Quentin Luquette, Lamar||Ryan Zimmerman, Northwestern State|