The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Jake Magner of North Dakota as our Player of the Week while Florida Gulf Coast LHP Chris Sale is our Pitcher of the Week.
Jake Magner had a great week with the North Dakota Fighting Sioux as he had a .556 batting average (10-for-18), six home runs, 14 RBI and 10 runs scored in four games last week. On Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader against New York Tech, he went 4-6 at the plate including four homers with 9 RBI. In game 1, he also hit two homers as he went 3-4 with four RBI. You can check out a full interview with Magner and North Dakota coach Jeff Dodson below.
Sale was outstanding again this weekend as he pitched a complete game one-hitter against Belmont on Friday in a key Atlantic Sun showdown. He allowed only a fifth inning single to Packy Elkins and a seventh inning walk to Matt Zeblo. He ended up striking out 15 Belmont batters on the evening which broke his own school record for strikeouts in a game. Sale is currently a perfect 6-0 with a 2.15 ERA in 11 appearances including 10 starts. He has struck out 93 batters while only walking nine on the season.