March 24, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Hunter Morris (Huntsville, Ala.)
Auburn junior infielder
Morris went 10 for 16 (.625) in a three-game SEC sweep at
Georgia. Morris belted four home runs and knocked in 14. He had one double, two
stolen bases and a slugging percentage of 1.438. Morris went 4 for 6 with five
RBI in Friday’s opener against the Bulldogs and 5 for 6 with two homers on
Chris Hernandez (Miami, Fla.)
Miami (Fla.) junior left-hander
Hernandez pitched his first career complete game in a 3-1 ACC
victory over Duke on Friday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Hernandez allowed one
run on two hits with one walk and six strikeouts. He gave up a double in the
third and a single in the fifth. Hernandez lowered his ERA to 1.97.
Regional Players of the Week
Danny Brock (Loveland, Colo.)
Saint Louis senior first baseman
Brock went 9 for 16 (.563) with three homers, eight runs and 12
RBI in leading the Billikens to three wins in four games. Brock posted a
slugging percentage of 1.188. He had a three-run homer on Saturday in a 12-8 win
over nationally-ranked Kansas. Brock leads SLU with 10 homers and 36 RBI.
Kaufman tossed a complete-game shutout Tuesday in a 4-0 victory
over in-state rival UCF. Kaufman allowed four hits and struck out 14, the
highest total in the Big East this season. Kaufman is the fourth Big East hurler
to notch nine innings in a game in 2010 and the first to record a shutout.
Matt Rice (Johnson City, Tenn.)
Western Kentucky junior catcher
Rice ripped opposing pitching, hitting .538 (14 for 26) in five
games with seven doubles, two homers, 11 runs and 13 RBI. He had at least one
hit in each outing and had multiple hits in four games. Rice had two doubles and
a grand slam in a 17-2 win at Vanderbilt. He had three doubles and four runs in
a 15-3 win at VCU.
Zach Osborne (Houston, Texas)
Louisiana-Lafayette senior right-hander
Osborne went the distance in a 3-1 Sun Belt win Friday at South
Alabama with a career-high 13 strikeouts. He surrendered three hits, two walks
and one run in nine innings. Osborne allowed the leadoff hitter to reach only
once. He held the Jaguars hitless over the final four innings.
Tyler Huelsing (Munford, Tenn.)
Memphis senior outfielder
Huelsing went 10 for 18 (.556) in five games with four homers, 10
runs and 12 RBI. Huelsing hit safely in all five games, with multiple hits in
each of the last four. In a three-game sweep of Tennessee Tech, Huelsing batted
.538 with a double and four home runs. He had two homers, including a grand
slam, in Sunday’s finale.
Jaden Dillon (Bridge City, Texas)
McNeese State sophomore right-hander
Dillon went 10 innings in his first start as McNeese State posted
a 4-3 Southland win over Southeastern Louisiana, handing the Lions their second
loss. Dillon allowed four hits and two earned runs in the complete-game victory
with two walks and four strikeouts. Dillon raised his record to 3-0.
Jeff Cusick (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
UC Irvine senior infielder
Cusick hit .500 (8 for 16) with five runs and nine RBI as the
Anteaters posted a 4-0 week. He homered in a mid-week win over San Diego. Cusick
went 4 for 4 in the series opener against Gonzaga. He was 2 for 3 with two runs
in Saturday’s victory over the Bulldogs. Cusick had a bases-clearing double in
Matt Hauser (Newport Beach, Calif.)
San Diego senior right-hander
Hauser earned a win and a save against nationally-ranked Rice,
allowing one hit and no runs in 3.1 innings. Hauser entered in the eighth on
Friday with the bases loaded and two outs. He got a groundout to end the rally
and retired the Owls in the ninth for his third save. Hauser got the win on
Saturday with one hit in two scoreless innings.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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(photos courtesy of Media Relations Offices)
(Morris photo by Todd Van Emst of Auburn)