May 13, 2009
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
Stephen Strasburg (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego State
Strasburg put an
exclamation point on a dominating season as he tossed his first collegiate
no-hitter in a 5-0 Mountain West win over Air Force. Strasburg walked two,
struck out 17 and faced one batter over the minimum. Strasburg retired the first
nine hitters, including seven by strikeout, before allowing a leadoff walk in
the fourth. That runner was thrown out on a steal attempt. Strasburg surrendered
another leadoff walk in the sixth, after which he struck out the side. Strasburg
set down the final 12 batters, including striking out the side in the ninth.
Strasburg improved to 11-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.24. He has 164 strikeouts
and 17 walks in 87.1 innings. Opponents are hitting .161 against Strasburg.
Regional Players of the Week
Adam Duvall (Louisville, Ky.)
Louisville junior second baseman
Duvall hit .583 (14
for 24) in five games with four doubles, four homers, 15 runs and seven RBI.
Duvall compiled a slugging percentage of 1.125 in helping the Cardinals to a 4-1
week. Louisville swept a two-game series from Ohio State and took two of three
in a Big East series at St. John’s. Duvall had at least one hit in each of the
five contests. He started the week by going 5 for 6 Tuesday against the Buckeyes
with two doubles, two homers, five runs and four RBI.
Joey Bergman (Jacksonville, Fla.)
College of Charleston junior third baseman
Bergman batted .632 in
five games with four homers, 11 runs and 12 RBI as the Cougars extended their
win streak to 10 and he stretched his hit streak to 14. Bergman had two home
runs and a career-high six RBI in a 10-3 victory over Charleston Southern on
Wednesday. He scored four times in Friday’s 18-2 SoCon win over Wofford. Bergman
had five hits, including a homer, and four RBI in a 24-7 victory over Wofford on
Brayden Drake (Webb City, Mo.)
Missouri State senior third baseman
Drake homered and
drove in three in each of the Bears’ four wins, hitting .588 with six runs and
12 RBI. Drake had two doubles and was hit by four pitches, posting an on-base
percentage of .667 and a slugging percentage of 1.412. He went 4 for 5 with a
double and a homer Tuesday at Missouri. On Friday at Creighton, he homered in
the eighth to pull Missouri State to within one and smacked a two-run double in
the ninth to break a 4-4 tie.
Kyle Bellows (San Jose, Calif.)
Jose State junior shortstop
Bellows batted .583
(14 for 24) in five games with two doubles, four homers, 12 runs and 17 RBI for
the Spartans with a slugging percentage of 1.167. Bellows also handled 16
chances in the field flawlessly at short. Bellows blasted two home runs and
drove in a career-high seven in a 15-11 win Saturday in the nightcap of a
doubleheader at New Mexico State. He had RBI singles in the first and second, a
two-run blast in the fourth and a three-run dinger in the fifth.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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