Feb. 25, 2009
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
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
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.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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