April 29, 2009
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
Brown (Winter Park, Fla.)
UCF junior second
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
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
Paul Hoilman (Johnson City, Tenn.)
State sophomore first baseman
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.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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