Feb. 25, 2009


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week


Shaeffer Hall (Lee’s Summit, Mo.)

Kansas junior pitcher


Hall started the season with a bang, tossing a no-hitter against Air Force on Opening Day this past Friday in Millington, Tenn., in the Service Academies Spring Classic. The left-hander walked three and struck out seven to record the fifth complete game no-hitter in Kansas history. Hall walked the first batter of the game and then retired 17 consecutive Falcons.



Regional Players of the Week



Ryan Metzroth (Agoura Hills, Calif.)

Richmond senior outfielder


Metzroth batted .583 with two home runs and eight RBI in a three-game sweep of Niagara. He had eight runs, two doubles, one triple, two walks and two steals. His on-base percentage was .643 and his slugging percentage was 1.417. Metzroth had at least two hits and one RBI in each game.




Deck McGuire (Richmond, Va.)

Georgia Tech sophomore pitcher


McGuire pitched seven shutout innings last Friday in the season opener against Lipscomb, an NCAA Regional team in 2008. McGuire allowed three hits and walked one. The right-nhander recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts and faced just three over the minimum.




Caleb Shofner (Hewitt, Texas)

Texas A&M sophomore third baseman


Shofner made the most of his first career starts this past weekend against Wright State. Shofner hit .900 (9-10) with a triple, a home run, five RBI and 11 runs. He walked twice and was hit four times. Shofner reached base in 15 of his 16 plate appearances as the Aggies swept their four-game series with the Raiders.




Jason Kipnis (Northbrook, Ill.)

Arizona State junior outfielder


Kipnis went 12 for 17 (.706) in a four-game sweep of Milwaukee with four doubles, one triple and three home runs. He finished the weekend with an on-base percentage of .762 and slugging percentage of 1.588. Kipnis reached base in his first 10 trips to the plate. He had eight RBI, four walks and stole two bases.



Tyler Lavigne (Las Vegas, Nev.)

San Diego State junior pitcher


Lavigne tossed a two-hit shutout Sunday at nationally-ranked San Diego with one walk and five strikeouts. Only four balls were hit out of the infield and just one of them was a hit. The right-hander got 18 outs via ground balls. Lavigne retired the first nine hitters before allowing an infield single to start the fourth. Only one Torero reached third base.


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