March 17, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Jabari Henry (Orlando, Fla.)
FIU freshman outfielder
Henry went 9 for 18 (.500) in five games for the Golden Panthers.
He belted five home runs, including a pair of grand slams, and drove in 17.
Henry added nine runs, three walks and two stolen bases, and posted a slugging
percentage of 1.389 in two games against Boston College and three against
Trevor Bauer (Valencia, Calif.)
UCLA sophomore right-hander
Bauer struck out a career-high 15 pitching into the ninth of a
5-2 victory over Mississippi State in Whataburger College Classic in Corpus
Christi, Texas. Bauer took a shutout into the ninth before the Bulldogs scored
twice. He allowed three hits and two walks in raising his record to 3-0.
Regional Players of the Week
Pat Biserta (Pt. Pleasant, N.J.)
Rutgers junior outfielder
Biserta batted .550 with three doubles, one triple and three home
runs. He drove in 13 and scored nine as the Scarlet Knights put together a 4-0
week. In a three-game sweep at FIU, Biserta hit .529 with nine hits, including
three doubles and three homers. He scored seven and knocked in 13 in the three
Neil Holland (Owensboro, Ky.)
Louisville junior right-hander
Holland got a win and two saves in a 3-1 week for the Cardinals.
Holland recorded a save in a mid-week win over Indiana, a win in Louisville’s
6-1 win in 12 innings Friday at No. 18 Ole Miss and a save in the 10-8
series-clincher on Sunday. Holland has allowed two hits and one earned run in
16.2 innings with 22 strikeouts.
Jordan Ballard (Troy, Va.)
VMI senior first baseman
Ballard batted .571 (8 for 14) with six home runs and 14 RBI as
the Keydets went 4-1 in five games. Ballard had one double, two walks, seven
runs, an on-base percentage of .611 and a slugging percentage of 1.929. He had
at least four RBI in three games. VMI is currently 15-1, its best start in
D.D. Hanks (Saraland, Ala.)
South Alabama senior right-hander
Hanks pitched a three-hit shutout with a career-high 14
strikeouts in the Southland Conference opener for the Jaguars Friday at UALR. He
walked two in the 3-0 win, his second complete game in as many starts. Hanks
raised his record to 4-0 and extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak
A.J. Kirby-Jones (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Tennessee Tech first baseman
Kirby-Jones batted .526 (10 for 19) in six games with five home
runs and 13 RBI. He had two doubles, seven walks, eight runs, an on-base
percentage of .655 and a 1.421 slugging percentage. In the first game of the
Buffalo series, Kirby-Jones went 4 for 4 with three homers and five RBI.
Scott Copeland (White Oak, Texas)
Southern Miss senior right-hander
Copeland needed just 98 pitches and one hour and 54 minutes to
blank Missouri State 6-0 on Saturday. Copeland allowed three hits and only one
runner reached second. He did not walk a batter and fanned a career-high eight.
Copeland induced 15 ground-ball outs, including one double play, and faced two
over the minimum.
Alex Wolfe (Orem, Utah)
BYU sophomore infielder
Wolfe batted .444 (4 for 9) with three homers and 11 RBI as the
Cougars took two of three from Washington. Wolfe had a double, six runs and a
slugging percentage of 1.556. He hit one homer, had two runs and drove in at
least two in each contest. In Friday’s middle game, Wolfe had a double, a
dinger, two runs and six RBI.
Mario Hollands (El Cerrito, Calif.)
UC Santa Barbara junior left-hander
Hollands tied a school record with 16 strikeouts in Friday’s 8-1
win over Northern Illinois. Hollands went the distance, his third career
complete game. He allowed five hits, two walks and one run, which the Huskies
got in the ninth. Hollands is 2-0 in three starts with a 2.05 ERA and .184
opponent batting average.
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