Feb. 24, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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