March 4, 2009
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
Berry (Humble, Texas)
Berry went the
distance in pitching a two-hit shutout against third-ranked Texas A&M Saturday
at Minute Maid Park. The right-hander did not walk a batter and he struck out
12. He allowed one hit through the first eight innings against a strong Aggie
line-up. Berry had six innings in which he faced three batters and he never
faced more than four in an inning. He had three innings in which he threw less
than 10 pitches. Berry was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Houston
Regional Players of the Week
Sacred Heart senior infielder
Hanson went 8 for 12
(.667) in Sacred Heart’s first three games at Southeastern Louisiana with three
doubles, seven runs and 13 RBI. He also homered in each contest. In the opener,
Hanson went 2 for 3, scoring twice and knocking in three. In Saturday’s 13-8
victory, he had four hits, including a grand slam, and seven RBI. Hanson had 19
putouts in two starts at first base.
Matthes (Orlando, Fla.)
Alabama senior outfielder
In four games, Matthes
was 9 for 16 (.563) with four homers, nine runs, 13 RBI and a slugging
percentage of 1.650. He tied a school record by homering in five consecutive
contests. Matthes hit for the cycle in a win over Nicholls State on Tuesday. The
following day, he hit the game-winning homer in the 10th. His three-run homer
helped ‘Bama bounce Illinois-Chicago on Saturday.
Brandon Workman (Bowie, Texas)
Texas sophomore pitcher
Workman tossed a
no-hitter against Penn State on Sunday, the 21st no-hitter in Longhorn history.
Workman walked two and had one Nittany Lion reach on an error. He faced the
minimum 27 batters, thanks to a double play and two runners caught stealing.
Workman struck out 10, one short of his career high.
Stephen Strasburg (San Diego, Calif.)
Diego State junior pitcher
Strasburg struck out
16 in 6.2 innings in a 5-2 win over Nevada, the third-highest strikeout total in
Mountain West Conference history. Strasburg allowed five hits, one walk and two
earned runs. He fanned seven of the first nine hitters and struck out the side
four times in notching his second win of 2009. Strasburg now has 27 strikeouts
in 12.1 innings.
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