May 6, 2009
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
Wikoff (Peoria, Ill.)
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.)
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.)
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)
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
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.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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