March 17, 2010 National Players of the Week


National Player

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 Rutgers.



National Pitcher

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


Northeast Player

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 victories.



Northeast Pitcher

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.



Southeast Player

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 program history.



Southeast Pitcher

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 to 15.



Central Player

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.



Central Pitcher

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.



West Player

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.



West Pitcher

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.


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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