May 20, 2009
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
Cavazos-Galvez (Albuquerque, N.M.)
New Mexico senior
Cavazos-Galvez went 11
for 17 (.647) with one double, five home runs, 12 runs and 11 RBI as the Lobos
went 4-0, including a three-game Mountain West sweep of Air Force. Cavazos-Galvez
went 2 for 4 with two homers and five RBI in an 11-7 win at Saint Mary’s. He
went 3 for 6 with two runs and one RBI in a 25-7 victory in the series opener
with the Falcons. Cavazos-Galvez had one hit, two runs and one RBI in a 6-2
triumph in the second game before going 5 for 5 in the finale with a double,
three homers, six runs and four RBI in a 19-6 win.
Regional Players of the Week
Ethan Paquette (West Burke, Vt.)
Vermont junior first baseman
Paquette batted .500
(10 for 20) with 13 RBI in six games for the Catamounts. Paquette had four
doubles, two walks and six runs while compiling a slugging percentage of 1.000.
He went 6 for 14 with two homers and 10 RBI as Vermont won three of four at
first-place Binghamton to claim the final spot in the America East Championship.
Paquette homered in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader sweep and knocked in
Chris Herrmann (Tomball, Texas)
Miami (Fla.) junior outfielder
Herrmann went 10 for 13 (.769) in a three-game sweep at Wake
Forest with eight runs, eight RBI and 17 total bases. He walked four times, had
an on-base percentage of .824 and a slugging percentage of 1.308. Herrmann had
at least three hits in each game against the Demon Deacons. In the series opener
Thursday, Herrman scored five times. He had two home runs in the opener of
Saturday’s doubleheader and went 4 for 4 in the nightcap.
Chase Lyles (Plain Dealing, La.)
junior second baseman
Lyles hit .786 (11 for
14) with four home runs, nine runs, 10 RBI and two steals as the Demons took two
of three in their Southland series with second-place Southeastern Louisiana. On
Thursday, Lyles had two singles and two runs in a 12-4 win. He went 4 for 5 on
Friday with two homers and four RBI in a 7-5 extra-inning loss. In the series
finale, Lyles was 5 for 5 with a double, two homers, five runs and six RBI in a
Mike Leake (Fallbrook, Calif.)
pitched his first complete-game shutout in a 9-0 victory Friday against Oregon.
The right-hander allowed three hits, did not walk a batter and struck out 12.
Leake faced just two hitters over the minimum, helping the Sun Devils to the
sweep of the Ducks and capture their third straight Pac-10 title. Leake recorded
his ninth career complete game and fifth this season, all against conference
competition. He earned his 13th victory, matching his career best.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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(photos courtesy of
NMSU, UVM, ASU Media Relations Offices)
(photo of Lyles by Gary Hardamon of
NSU Photographic Services)