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FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 4, today. Virginia Tech junior utility player Austin Wates was named National Hitter of the Week, while South Florida junior left-handed pitcher Andrew Barbosa was named National Pitcher of the Week. This marks the third-straight week that a USF pitcher has earned the national recognition. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Matt Dittman, Illinois
Jr., 1B, Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
Dittman picks up his second career Player of the Week honor after batting .615 as the Illini went 2-2 at the Caravelle Resort Classic last week. The first-baseman slugged 1.000 and reached base at a .722 clip, combining for an OPS of 1.722. Dittman also scored seven runs and drove in five over the weekend, recording two multi-hit games to raise his batting average to a conference-leading .563. The junior’s best game came on Friday in Illinois’ 11-10 win over No. 10 Coastal Carolina. He went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, scoring three runs and driving in two, also picking up a stolen base. In the Illini’s win over Ball State on Sunday, Dittman went 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBI, a home run and a stolen base, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances.
The College Baseball Blog for the third straight season will be providing our National Players of the Week. This week we honor Texas A&M senior center fielder Brodie Greene and Pepperdine junior LHP Matt Bywater.
Michael Hur powered UC Riverside to a three-game sweep of Brigham Young to collect Big West Baseball Player of the Week honors, while Daniel Bibona tossed seven innings of shutout ball to earn the win for UC Irvine and the Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week award.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - With 11 teams playing 33 games, the 2010 BIG EAST baseball season officially began last week. Coming from a pair of undefeated teams, Notre Dame senior first baseman Casey Martin was named BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week and Villanova senior RHP Brian Streilein was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week.