The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Andrew Clark of Louisville as our Player of the Week while Oregon RHP Justin LaTempa is our Pitcher of the Week.
Clark had an amazing week, leading the Cardinals to a 4-0 record against Kentucky in a midweek showdown and sweeping Rutgers. Clark’s line for the week was a .600 BA, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 1.267 SLG. In Saturday’s second game of a double header, he went 4-4, with 2 homeruns in the first inning, and finished the game with 8 RBI. He is hitting .406 this season with 11 HR and 46 RBI.
LaTempa completely shut down Washington State on Saturday night with a complete game one-hit shutout effort while striking out 10. He had a no-hitter broken up in the eighth inning when Matt Argyroppilos led off the inning with a double. He is the first Duck to throw a shutout since baseball was reinstated. LaTempa is 4-2 with a 2.64 ERA and 50 K’s in 58 IP, while walking only 13 batters. You may check out the full start by clicking here.