The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Wright State senior infielder Quentin Cate and South Florida junior LHP Andrew Barbosa.
Cate picks up Player of the Week honors after going 15-for-25 (.600) with two homers, six doubles, 11 runs and 20 RBI in five games last week. He also registered a 1.080 slugging percentage and .615 on-base percentage for the Raiders. The infielder recorded multiple hits and RBI in all five tilts last week. In a three-game weekend series against Butler, he went 11-for-16 with 10 scores and 15 RBI.
Barbosa struck out a career-high 16 batters during a 9-inning, complete game 5-0 victory over Cincinnati. He only allowed 3 hits and 1 walk. Barbosa was just one shy of the school record of 17 strikeouts set during the 1987 and 1978 seasons.
Of his 16 strikes, 14 were swinging. He struck out the side in both the fourth and fifth innings and struck out a batter in every inning except the ninth. The big lefty also struck out a batter in every position of the Bearcat lineup, one through nine.
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