April 8, 2009


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week



Matt Alexander (Oak Park, Calif.)

Air Force junior DH/First Baseman


Alexander had a monster week at the plate, batting .632 (12 for 19) in four games at Utah Valley with six home runs and 17 RBI. He added one double and one triple and he scored 11. Alexander had 33 total bases and a slugging percentage of 1.737. In the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader, Alexander went 4 for 6 with three homers, four runs and six RBI in a 22-21 victory. He also went 4 for 6 in the nightcap victory with two home runs, five RBI and four runs. Alexander leads the Mountain West with 12 home runs, 45 RBI, 106 total bases and a slugging percentage of .797.



Regional Players of the Week



Sam Long (Newnan, Ga.)

Navy sophomore pitcher


Long tossed a seven-inning no-hitter Saturday in a 3-1 Patriot League series-opening win at Lehigh. It was the eighth no-hitter in school history. Long walked five and struck out four. The left-hander threw 110 pitches, 65 for strikes. Long raised his record to 3-0 and he leads the Patriot League with a 2.94 ERA and with 47 strikeouts. It was the ninth no-hitter in Patriot League history and the seventh in league play.




Kevin Martin (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

UNF junior infielder


Martin had four home runs and registered 18 RBI in six games as the Ospreys went 4-2, including four Atlantic Sun victories. Martin went 9 for 22 (.409) with two doubles and four runs. He knocked in five, including a three-run homer, in a 12-2 A-Sun win over Campbell on Monday. Martin drove in another five in a 15-3 conference win over East Tennessee State with a pair of home runs.




Nolan Moody (East Lansing, Mich.)

Michigan State senior pitcher


Moody made Saturday a memorable one for the Spartans. In the opening game at McLane Stadium, Moody tossed a no-hitter against Northwestern. The right-hander allowed two walks and five strikeouts in nine innings in the 2-0 victory over the Wildcats. Moody was perfect through 7.2 innings before surrendering a walk with two down in the eighth. He allowed another walk in the ninth, but a double play erased the runner and ended the contest.




Josh Spence (Victoria, Australia)

Arizona State junior pitcher


Spence earned a win and a save this past week. He pitched the final two innings of Wednesday’s 3-1 win over top-ranked Cal State Fullerton. Spence surrendered one hit and struck out a pair in registering the save. Spence recorded the victory in Saturday’s Pac-10 win at Washington, going eight innings without allowing an earned run. The left-hander struck out a career-high 14 in raising his record to 6-0. He leads the Pac-10 with an ERA of 1.17 and 72 strikeouts.



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