The College Baseball Blog continues our tradition of naming National Player and Pitcher of the Week. This week we honor Jason Esposito of Vanderbilt as our Player of the Week while Virginia RHP Robert Morey and Rhode Island RHP Tim Boyce are our Co-Pitchers of the Week.
Even though Jason Esposito lost out on SEC Player of the Week Honors, he gets our National Player of the Week. Esposito started off the week with a Walk-Off Homerun against Louisville in the Bottom of the 17th inning that by our estimations still has yet to land. Over the weekend, Esposito went 10 for 19, with 9 runs scored, 2 RBI, and drew a total of 7 walks. On Sunday, he drew 5 walks while going 1-1 with a double to extend his on base streak to 15 straight at bats. Esposito’s clutch efforts in helping Vanderbilt go 4-0 on the week helped Vanderbilt clinch their spot in the SEC Tournament.
Robert Morey threw 6 innings of no-hit ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels en route to a 5-1 victory in the second game of a double-dip, giving up 3 hits total in his second straight complete game. Morey finished with 8 strikeouts while retiring 15 batters in a row at one point. Morey is now 8-2 with a 3.30 ERA, while the Cavaliers have won 15 straight contests.
Tim Boyce of Rhode Island had a stellar Friday afternoon, striking out 10 batters against Richmond on his way to his 2nd straight complete game shutout. Boyce gave up only 2 hits, both singles and one walk, and now has a school record 25-inning scoreless streak.