March 18, 2009 National Player of the Week


Ryan Berry (Humble, Texas)

Rice junior pitcher


Berry tossed a complete-game one-hitter Friday in the 4-1 win for the Owls against nationally-ranked San Diego. The right-hander had a perfect game through six and a no-hitter through seven. He hit a batter in the seventh for the first base-runner for the Toreros and allowed a double in the eighth. Berry did not walk a batter and struck out eight. His had his scoreless streak stopped at 26.1 innings, but still has a streak of 28.2 innings without allowing an earned run.



Regional Players of the Week



Justin Wilson (Canton, N.C.)

Charlotte sophomore outfielder


Wilson set a school record with 10 hits in consecutive at-bats over three games. He batted .769 (10-13) in three wins this past week and drew five walks for an on-base percentage of .833. Wilson also had four stolen bases. He currently has a nine-game hit streak and has scored two or more runs in five straight games. The 49ers have won their past 10 contests.




Richard Jones (Sumter, S.C.)

The Citadel junior catcher


Jones batted .611 (11-18) in leading the Bulldogs to a 4-1 week, including a Southern Conference series win over Appalachian State and non-conference victories over Mercer and Quinnipiac. Jones had three doubles and three home runs, registering a slugging percentage of 1.278. He scored 10 and drove in 12. Jones had five walks and was hit by a pitch, giving him an on-base percentage of .680.




Kyle Gibson (Greenfield, Ind.)

Missouri junior pitcher


Gibson notched his first career nine-inning shutout as he blanked No. 2 Texas 2-0 on Saturday in the opener of a three-game Big 12 series in Austin. Gibson allowed six hits with four walks and 11 strikeouts in raising his record to 3-1. He allowed five singles and one double. Gibson has now fanned 38 in 30 innings this season and he lowered his ERA to 0.90.




Bryan Marquez (Bonny Lake, Wash.)

New Mexico State senior shortstop


Marquez batted .600 (9-15) in leading the Aggies to a 4-1 week with four home runs, including two grand slams, six walks and 13 RBI. He had a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh innings of the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader with Northern Colorado. In Sunday’s contest, Marquez had a solo shot and a game-tying grand slam in NMSU’s 11-10 win in 10 innings over UNC.


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