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MORGANTOWN, W.Va – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 21, today. James Madison’s senior outfielder Colby Roberts was named National Hitter of the Week, while West Virginia sophomore left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave 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.
Roberts batted .667 (12-18) with four doubles, two homers, seven runs scored and 15 RBI’s in JMU’s 4-1 week. The Benton, Ark., native was 4-4 with two homers and five RBI’s in a win over Radford and drove in six runs in the opener vs. Georgia State last Saturday. Roberts, who is riding an 11-game hitting streak, entered last week with only seven RBI’s for the season.
Musgrave led the Mountaineers to a 1-0 win in game one at Texas with a complete game shutout, allowing just six hits (three infield hits). The Bridgeport, W.Va., native struck out nine, walking just two, in the 124-pitch effort, in which he retired the Longhorns in order in the first, second, sixth and seventh innings. It was the first time since the final game of the 2011 regular season (Texas A&M) that Texas had been shutout at home in complete game fashion in Big 12 play.
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Hitter of the Week – Feb. 19 – Danny Collins,OF/IF, Troy; Feb. 26 – Charlie White, OF, Maryland; March 5 – A.J. Reed, 1B, Kentucky; March 12 – Cody Hudson, OF, Austin Peay; March 19 – Zach Fish, OF, Oklahoma State; March 26 – C.K. Irby, UT, Samford; April 2 – Mason Katz, 1B, LSU; April 9 – Ian Graham, C, UNC Asheville; April 16 – Colin Moran, 3B, North Carolina; April 23 – Colby Roberts, OF, James Madison
Pitcher of the Week – Feb. 19 – Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech; Feb. 26 – Bryce Biggerstaff, Central Arkansas; March 5 – Mark Appel, RHP, Stanford; Carlos Rodon, LHP, NC State; March 12 – Frankie Vanderka, RHP, Stony Brook; March 19 – Pat Young, RHP, Villanova; March 26 – Ryan Kellogg, LHP, Arizona State; April 2 – Cole Irvin, LHP, Oregon; April 9 – Aaron Blair, RHP, Marshall; April 16 – Cale Elam, RHP, Wichita State; April 23 – Harrison Musgrave, LHP, West Virginia