NCBWA National Players of the Week

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 7, today. Georgia State junior outfielder Mark Micowski was named National Hitter of the Week, while Houston sophomore right-handed pitcher Michael Goodnight was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Micowski led the Panthers to a 4-1 week, batting .636 (14-for-22), with 14 runs scored, two home runs, 10 RBIs, 27 total bases, five doubles, one triple, a 1.227 slugging percentage, .679 on base percentage and a pair of steals to go along with several school records.

On Friday night, the Haddam, Conn. Native, hit for the cycle in the first four innings, finishing the game 7-for-8 with four runs scored and seven RBIs. He set a school record for at bats with eight, as well as hits with seven. He helped the team break the school runs record of 32 (which was broken again on Sunday), as the team set records for doubles, hits, at bats, RBIs and triples. He tied the school record with three doubles and 15 total bases. In game one of the doubleheader on Saturday, he went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. On Sunday, he set the GSU runs scored record with six, going 2-for-5 at the plate. He helped the Panthers score a school-record 103 runs on the weekend in the four-game series with the Eagles.

Goodnight threw seven scoreless innings to earn the win against No. 3 Texas on Saturday. The Houston native allowed just two hits with nine strikeouts, one shy of his career-high. By holding Texas scoreless, Goodnight recorded the first shutout of his career. The win gave Houston back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1998 and the Cougars became the first team in the history of the Houston College Classic to shut out consecutive opponents. Goodnight was also named to the Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team.

Pro-Line Athletic, owned by Badger Sport, supplies caps and uniforms to several D-1 college baseball teams and this is the sixth season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA’s Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line and Badger, visit their web sites at: www.badgersport.com and www.prolinecap.com

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