FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After extending its win streak to 11 games, Louisville received another BIG EAST Weekly Baseball award as junior infielder Phil Wunderlich was tabbed BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week. At 9-2, Villanova also is off to a strong start. Wildcat righthander sophomore Kyle McMyne was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week.
Wunderlich had a dominating week at the plate, hitting .563 (9-for-16) with two home runs, four extra base hits, five RBI, seven runs scored, a slugging percentage of 1.125 and an on-base percentage of .611. He was also 3-for-3 on stolen bases, leading the No. 10/13 Cardinals to another undefeated week. On the season, the junior is hitting .356 with a team-leading four home runs and 13 RBI. His .756 slugging percentage ranks second in the BIG EAST.
McMyne earned a win and a save in his two appearances last week. The sophomore pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning against Kansas State for his first save of the season on March 3. The righthander then struck out two of the three batters he faced and touched 94 mph on the radar gun as Villanova posted its first win ever against a Big 12 team. McMyne returned three days later to start against St. Bonaventure and allowed just three hits over six innings pitched, while striking out six. He has retired 15 of the last 19 batters he has faced.
Justin Bencsko, Villanova, Sr., CF
10-17, .588 AVG, 8 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B, Team: 4-1
Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia, Jr., SS
8-20, .400 AVG, 4 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B, Team: 2-2
Mikel Huston, Cincinnati, Jr., OF
8-11, .727 AVG, 4 R, 4 RBI, 1 2B, Team: 2-1
Thomas Royse, Louisville, Jr., RHP
1-0, 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 5 SO, 1 BB, Team: 4-0
Jarryd Summers, West Virginia, Jr., RHP
0-1, 8.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 11 SO, 1 BB, Team: 2-2