May 6, 2009 National Player of the Week



Brandon Wikoff (Peoria, Ill.)

Illinois junior shortstop


Wikoff led the Illini to a 4-1 week, including a three-game sweep at Northwestern to take sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Wikoff batted .636 with 14 hits, including seven extra-base hits, 10 runs and 10 RBI. He hit .692 (9 for 13) with multiple hits and multiple runs in each game over the weekend against the Wildcats. Wikoff had two hits, one double, two runs and one RBI in Friday’s 10-2 victory. He had three hits, two runs and three RBI in Saturday’s 15-12 triumph. In Sunday’s 9-0 shutout, Wikoff went 4 for 5 with a double, two runs and three RBI.



Regional Players of the Week



Clint Moore (Greensboro, N.C.)

Army sophomore shortstop


Moore hit .533 (8 for 15) in four games with three homers, nine runs and 13 RBI as the Black Knights posted a 4-0 week. Moore had two doubles, one triple, four walks and two steals. He posted an on-base percentage of .636 and a slugging percentage of 1.400. Moore had three hits, two runs and two RBI in a 10-4 win over Marist on Wednesday. Last year’s Patriot League Rookie of the Year homered in each win over New Jersey Tech with four RBI in the first two contests and three in the series finale. Moore scored at least twice in all four games.




Brandon May (Marietta, Ga.)

Alabama junior utility


May batted .563 (9 for 16) in three wins, including a pair at Mississippi State as the Crimson Tide enjoyed its first sweep in Starkville since 1973. May had three doubles, one triple, two homers, six runs and 12 RBI. He posted an on-base percentage of .563 and a slugging percentage of 1.250. In a win over South Alabama, May went 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI. In the two games against the Bulldogs, May hit .455 (5 for 11) with two homers, four runs and nine RBI. He had two dingers and a career-high seven RBI in the series finale.




Alex Wimmers (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Ohio State sophomore pitcher


Wimmers pitched a nine-inning no-hitter Saturday against preseason favorite and defending Big Ten champion Michigan in the opener of their three-game series. It was the first nine-inning no-hitter in Buckeye history. Wimmers walked four and struck out 14 while facing just one batter over the minimum (three Wolverines thrown out trying to steal) in the 6-0 victory. It was his sixth game with double-figure strikeouts. The right-hander improved to 8-1 with 103 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.75. Opponents are hitting .193 against Wimmers.




Stephen Strasburg (San Diego, Calif.)

San Diego State junior pitcher


Strasburg continued his mastery on the mound in defeating Santa Clara in the opener of their weekend series Friday. The right-hander tossed eight shutout innings of a 5-0 Aztec win. Strasburg allowed three hits and two walks while striking out 12. The Broncos loaded the bases with two out in the second, but Strasburg got a strikeout to squelch the uprising. No runner reached second the remainder of the game against Strasburg, who raised his record to 10-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.38. He leads the nation with 147 strikeouts and 16.9 strikeouts per nine innings.



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