April 30, 2008

CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week


Anthony Shawler (Chesapeake, Va.)

Old Dominion junior pitcher


Shawler pitched a two-hit shutout Friday in a 10-0 CAA victory over Northeastern. He tied a school record with 18 strikeouts and fanned seven straight at one point. The right-hander walked one, allowed one runner to reach second and none to reach third. Shawler held the Huskies hitless until a leadoff single in the sixth. The second hit was a single in the ninth. Shawler raised his record to 5-2 and has 83 strikeouts in 64 innings.



Regional Players of the Week



Steve Miller (Ocala, Fla.)

Princeton senior pitcher


Miller tossed a seven-inning no-hitter against Cornell on Sunday in his final Ivy League appearance. He surrendered six walks and allowed a pair of unearned runs in the first. The right-hander struck out 10 in raising his record to 3-2. It was the 13th no-hitter in Princeton history.


Alex Silverman (Wilmington, N.C.)

Brown senior pitcher


On Senior Day, Silverman struck out 16 in seven innings against Yale, his first career complete game in his final Ivy league start. The right-hander allowed two hits, an infield single in the first and a leadoff single in the second. Silverman walked five and was one strikeout away from the school record.





Ty Wright (Montrose, Ga.)

Georgia Southern junior designated hitter


Wright batted .500 (12-24) with five doubles, one triple, two homers, seven runs and 12 RBI in leading the Eagles to a 5-0 week. He hit for the cycle in consecutive innings on Sunday against Wofford with a single in the first, a two-run homer in the second, an RBI triple in the third and a two-run double in the fourth. Wright had a game-winning two-run double in the 11th in a 6-4 win at Kennesaw State earlier in the week.



Nick Nordgren (Norway, Iowa)

Creighton junior outfielder


Nordgren had three home runs and 12 RBI in five games for the Bluejays. He had a two-run homer on Tuesday at Nebraska and had a three-run shot with five RBI on Wednesday against the Huskers at Rosenblatt Stadium. Nordgren drove in three on Friday in MVC play against Evansville and capped the week with a two-run bomb against the Purple Aces on Sunday to complete the series sweep.



Stephen Strasburg (San Diego, Calif.)

San Diego State sophomore pitcher


Strasburg pitched a one-hitter against TCU in the 4-1 Mountain West win last Friday with 13 strikeouts. The right-hander retired the first 18 batters before surrendering a leadoff double in the seventh. A wild pitch and a groundout led to the Horned Frog’s run. Strasburg allowed his only walk later in the frame. He retired the side in order over the final two innings to secure the victory.


Note - regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation. To see our list of regions, click here.