May 13, 2009 National Player of the Week



Stephen Strasburg (San Diego, Calif.)

San Diego State junior pitcher


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 Saturday.




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.)

San 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.



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


(Drake photo courtesy of Missouri State Photographic Services)

(other photos courtesy of SDSU and SJSU Media Relations Offices)