Feb. 24, 2010


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week


National Player

Zack MacPhee (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Arizona State sophomore second baseman


MacPhee went 8 for 11 (.727) with one double, four triples, one home run, seven runs and eight RBI in a three-game sweep of Northern Illinois. MacPhee also drew three walks and had two steals. His slugging percentage was 1.818 and his on-base percentage was .786.



National Pitcher

Matt Bywater (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

Pepperdine junior left-hander


Bywater went the distance in a 6-0 win at No. 4 Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Bywater allowed four hits and struck out 10. It was his fourth career double-digit strikeout game. Bywater used double plays in the second and fourth to stop rallies. He stranded runners at third in two of the final three innings.



Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Perry Silverman (Montreal, Quebec)

Canisius senior outfielder


Silverman batted .444 (8 for 18) with four runs and 11 RBI in four games. Silverman homered twice and posted a slugging percentage of 1.000. He had three hits in each game and drove in nine in a doubleheader sweep of UIC. Silverman had at least one hit in each game as the Golden Griffins went 3-1.



Northeast Pitcher

Tyler Austin (Tunkhannock, Pa.)

Towson sophomore right-hander


Austin worked six innings with allowing a run on Saturday in the Tigers’ 8-1 win over North Carolina A&T in the Elon Classic. Austin scattered four hits, all singles. He did not walk a batter and struck out a career-high 12. Austin fanned 11 of the first 13 batters he faces and struck out the side in the first and third.



Southeast Player

Dallas Poulk (Fayetteville, N.C.)

NC State senior second baseman


Poulk led the offensive explosion for the Wolfpack, going 7 for 11 (.636) with nine runs and 10 RBI in a three-game sweep of La Salle. Poulk had two doubles, one triple and one home run for a slugging percentage of 1.182. He helped NC State set a school record for runs in a game in Friday’s 32-3 opener.



Southeast Pitcher

Robert Lake (Prosperity, S.C.)

Winthrop junior right-hander


Lake fanned a career-high nine on Saturday in an 11-4 victory over George Mason. Lake did not allow a run in seven innings. He surrendered three hits, all singles, and walked two. The Patriots scored 43 runs in their other three games in the Bojangles Baseball Classic in Rock Hill, S.C.



Central Player

Brodie Greene (Bullard, Texas)

Texas A&M senior outfielder


Greene batted .727 (8 for 11) in a three-game sweep of Seton Hall. Greene had seven runs and six RBI. He went 3 for 3 in stolen-base attempts. Greene reached base in 10 of his 14 plate appearances. He had a diving catch in center field in Saturday’s first game and helped throw out a runner at the plate in the nightcap.


Central Pitcher

Spencer Cuniff (Hamshire, Texas)

Lamar senior right-hander


Cuniff earned the win in Lamar’s 17-inning win over Maine in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Cuniff entered with the score tied at 4-4 after nine innings. He pitched the final eight innings, surrendering five singles. Cuniff did not walk a batter and struck out five in the longest game in school history.


West Player

Brock Stassi (Yuba City, Calif.)

Nevada junior designated hitter


Stassi stung the ball, hitting .818 (9 for 11) in three games with six runs and five RBI. Stassi had one double and two home runs in helping the Wolf Pack go 2-1 at Santa Clara. He had one stretch in which he had hits in six consecutive plate appearances. Stassi had multiple hits in each of the three games.


West Pitcher

Kurt Heyer (Huntington Beach, Calif.)

Arizona freshman right-hander


In his collegiate debut, Heyer struck out 13 of the 22 batters he faced in an 8-1 win over Utah Valley Friday night, the 2,500th all-time victory for Arizona. Heyer allowed three hits, one walk and one run. The 13 strikeouts tied for the second-most by a UA freshman. Tim Schweitzer had 16 against UCLA in 1991.


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


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