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.
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Jonathan Roof, Michigan State Jr., SS, Paducah, Ky./St. Mary’s
Roof earns his first career Player of the Week honor after leading Michigan State to a 2-1 start on the season with wins over Furman and Miami (Ohio). The junior hit for a .636 average with a 1.273 slugging percentage while reaching base at a .692 clip, combining for an OPS of 1.965. The shortstop opened the season with three hits, including an RBI double, a run and a stolen base, in Michigan State’s 8-6 win over Furman on Friday. The following day against No. 15 Clemson, he went 2-for-3 with a solo home run. In the weekend finale, Roof went 2-for-3 with another solo shot, two runs scored and a pair of walks as the Spartans took the game, 11-5. Roof becomes the first Spartan position player in over two years to be named Big Ten Player of the Week.
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 19, today. Minnesota’s junior second baseman Derek McCallum was named National Hitter of the Week, while North Carolina junior right-handed pitcher Alex White 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. Continue reading
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Two dozen RBIs by Cody Callahan of Keene State College and a no-hitter by Tim McMenamin of Gwynedd-Mercy College have earned the pair the fourth NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week honors for 2009, covering the week of March 16-22, as voted on by a panel of members from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
The Cape Cod Baseball League is ending the season in the coming days with the Championship series starting on Wednesday when the Harwich Mariners will take on the winner of the Falmouth and Cotuit series this evening. The CCBL has put out a boatload of articles from Players of the Week to the Player of the Year. Continue reading
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PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Carraway of the Hyannis Mets was well aware of the importance of his start on July 28 against the Wareham Gatemen. The Mets, who once stood alone atop the Cape Cod Baseball League’s West Division standings, had been scuffling and they desperately needed a quality start from Carraway, their 6-2, 200-pound right-hander from the University of Virginia, to remain in contention. Carraway accepted the challenge and pitched eight strong innings to lead the Mets past the Gatemen, 5-1. Continue reading
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COCA-COLA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Falmouth center-fielder A.J. Pollock is the latest winner of the Coca-Cola Player of the Week award in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Pollock, who has excelled all season as Falmouth’s leadoff hitter, batted .478 during the week ending July 25. His 11 base hits included three doubles and a game-winning home run. Although not a factor in his selection, Pollock also homered for the West Division in Saturday night’s Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game in Chatham. Continue reading
The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League is please to announce its award winners for Week Five of GLSCL action:
Pitcher of the Week:
Tyler Wilson – Delaware Cows, RHP, Midlothian, VA (University of Virginia)
Tyler Wilson, a freshman from the University of Virginia, became the second Delaware Cow to be named pitcher of the week in the GLSCL. Tyler started two games this past week, shortened by the all-star break, earning the win in one game. The Midlothian, VA native threw a total of 12 innings in which he gave up no earned runs and struck out 14. Tyler extended his streak of scoreless innings to 18.
Player of the Week:
Ben Klafczynski – Columbus All-Americans, OF, Granger Twp., OH (Kent State Univ.)
Ben posted an impressive 0.545 batting average for the week which included two doubles and a home run. The Columbus outfielder also scored five runs with eight runs batted in. The Kent State Golden Flash finished the week with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
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Coca-Cola Player of the Week
It was a week to remember for Harwich catcher/DH Mark Fleury (North Carolina). The 6-foot, 202-pound junior-to-be at UNC went on an offensive tear for the Mariners, batting .462 during the week ending July 20 and being chosen Coca-Cola Player of the Week. The honor came one day after Fleury was named to the East Division All-Star Team. Fleury had 12 hits in 26 at-bats spread over six games. Included were one double, one triple and two home runs, resulting in nine runs batted in. His slugging percentage for the week was a hefty .808 and his on base percentage was .481. And his hitting came in clutch situations. On Monday, for instance, his two-run homer keyed a four-run eighth inning which snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted Harwich past Hyannis, 7-3. Over-all, he was 3-for-5 in that important victory over the West Division’s first-place team. The left-handed swinger from Roswell, Ga., was selected as the East Division’s reserve catcher for Saturday’s All-Star Game at Veterans Field in Chatham. Continue reading
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COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Bourne right-hander Bryce Stowell (Cal-Irvine) came within two outs of pitching a complete-game shutout Friday night against Wareham and the performance earned him Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors for the seven-day period ending July 12. The 6-2, 205-pound native of La Habra, Calif., now boasts the Cape Cod Baseball League’s lowest ERA – 0.36 – after working 26 innings in which he struck out 31 batters, walked only five and scattered 10 hits. In his 2-0 victory over Wareham, he struck out eight, did not walk a batter and doled out seven hits. Stowell was 8-3 with a 3.26 ERA at Cal-Irvine this spring as a sophomore. Continue reading