April 29, 2009


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week



Shane Brown (Winter Park, Fla.)

UCF junior second baseman


Brown batted .722 (13 for 18) in four games with five doubles, two homers, 10 runs, an on-base percentage of .783, a slugging percentage of 1.333 and an OPS of 2.116. In a three-game Conference USA series at UAB, Brown batted .846 (11 for 13) with an on-base percentage of .889. He had two double and drove in a pair in a 13-12 win over Stetson on Tuesday. Brown reached base in all eight plate appearances in Friday’s 29-9 win over the Blazers with two singles, two doubles, one homer, one walk and two hit-by-pitch. He had two hits and reached four times in Saturday’s 12-8 loss at UAB. Brown was a triple short of the cycle in Sunday’s 12-6 victory over the Blazers with four hits, three runs and three RBI.



Regional Players of the Week



JT Ross (Newton, Mass.)

Northeastern sophomore pitcher


Ross pitched a complete-game one-hitter Monday in a 12-1 win over Atlantic-10 leader Rhode Island at Friedman Diamond in Brookline, Mass. The left-hander did not walk a batter and he struck out 12. Ross allowed a one-out double in the second to Jeff Cammans, who stole third and scored on a groundout for an early 1-0 lead. Cammans was the last runner to reach for URI, as Ross retired the final 23 Rams in order. Ross raised his record to 3-1 in pitching his first complete game of the season.




Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.)

East Tennessee State sophomore first baseman


Hoilman batted .682 (15 for 22) with seven doubles, one homer, 10 runs and eight RBI as the Buccaneers won five times to extend its win streak to a school-record nine. Hoilman had an on-base percentage of .750 and a slugging percentage of 1.136. He raised his batting average from .331 to .379. Hoilman had two doubles and two RBI in a win at Tennessee. He had three hits and two runs in a victory over Radford. In a three-game sweep of High Point, Hoilman went 9 for 13 with four doubles, a homer, seven runs and six RBI.




Jesse Sawyer (Calgary, Alberta)

South Dakota State sophomore third baseman


Sawyer helped the Jackrabbits post a 7-1 record on the week by hitting .500 (14 for 28) with nine home runs, 15 RBI, 19 runs, seven walks, an on-base percentage of .641 and a slugging percentage of 1.536. Sawyer went deep in five consecutive games, one away from the school record. He homered in all four games of home-and-home doubleheaders against North Dakota. Sawyer had a dinger in the opener of the four-game Summit League series with Western Illinois. He capped the week with two homers against the Leathernecks on Sunday.




Eric Marshall (Barrington, Ill.)

TCU junior pitcher


Marshall had three saves in three relief appearances for the Horned Frogs, allowing three hits in 3.2 innings with no runs, no walks and three strikeouts. Against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Marshall entered in the eighth with the tying run on third. He got a groundout to end the inning and pitched a perfect ninth to secure the win. Marshall worked 1.1 innings of TCU’s 8-7 victory Saturday against Mountain West rival San Diego State. He fanned two in the ninth in Sunday’s 6-5 triumph over the Aztecs.



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