April 7, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Quentin Cate (Cambria, Calif.)
Wright State senior infielder
Cate hit .600 (15 for 25) in five games with six doubles, two
homers, 11 runs and 20 RBI. He posted an on-base percentage of .615 and slugging
percentage of 1.080. Cate had multiple hits and RBI in each game. In a
three-game Horizon League series against Butler, he went 11 for 16 with 10 runs
and 15 RBI.
Andrew Barbosa (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
USF junior left-hander
Barbosa pitched a three-hit shutout in a Big East victory over
Cincinnati this past Friday. Barbosa fanned a career-high 16, one away from the
school record. Of the 16 strikeouts, 14 were swinging. He walked one, which came
in the ninth. Barbosa did not allow a runner to reach third and only two
Bearcats got to second.
Regional Players of the Week
Kevin Collins (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Towson senior outfielder
Collins batted .609 (14 for 23) with six doubles, eight runs and
13 RBI in five games. He went 11 for 16 and drove in 10 in a three-game CAA
sweep of Georgia State. Collins had his first five-hit game on Saturday against
the Panthers. He had a game-winning RBI double in the ninth on Sunday to
complete the sweep.
Turner Phelps (Roanoke, Va.)
James Madison junior right-hander
Phelps pitched a five-hitter in a 6-1 win at Old Dominion to
clinch the CAA series victory. Phelps allowed a run in the first and blanked the
Monarchs over the final eight innings. Phelps fanned 10 in nine innings, moving
him up to seventh on JMU’s career strikeouts list with 207.
Mike Melillo (Annandale, N.J.)
Elon senior catcher
Melillo went 10 for 21 (.476) with three doubles, two triples,
two homers, seven runs and 13 RBI as the Phoenix won four of five contests. He
had four multi-hit games. Melillo was 2 for 4 with four RBI in a 17-12 win over
Wake Forest on Wednesday. In the series opener at UNCG on Friday, Melillo went 4
for 4 with five RBI.
Chris Sale (Lakeland, Fla.)
FGCU junior left-hander
Sale tied his season and career high with 14 strikeouts in a 9-1
Atlantic Sun victory over Mercer on Friday at Swanson Stadium. Sale pitched
eight innings and allowed four hits and one walk with one unearned run. Sale
improved to 4-0. He leads the Atlantic Sun in ERA (1.26) and strikeouts (62 in
Kevin Medrano (Lee’s Summit, Mo.)
Missouri State sophomore second baseman
Medrano was retired only five times in 20 plate appearances. He
went 12 for 17 in four games with three doubles, three walks, five runs and two
RBI. Medrano went 4 for 5 at Kansas and again at Oral Roberts. He had two hits
and two walks on Saturday, and went 2 for 4 Sunday to raise his batting average
Taylor Wall (Houston, Texas)
Rice sophomore left-hander
Wall pitched a one-hit shutout in the Conference USA series
opener against Houston on Thursday. Wall walked two and struck out seven in nine
innings as the Owls blanked the Cougars 6-0. It was the first complete game
one-hit shutout for Rice since 2001, when Kenny Baugh whitewashed Hawaii.
Leo Aguirre (Austin, Texas)
New Mexico State senior first baseman
Aguirre batted .565 (13 for 23) as the Aggies put together a 5-0
week. Aguirre had six doubles, seven runs and seven RBI. He did not strike out
during the week and posted an on-base percentage of .630 and slugging percentage
of .826. Aguirre went 3 for 3 against Texas Tech and 10 for 20 in a four-game
series at Houston Baptist.
Ethan Miller (Chino Hills, Calif.)
San Diego State freshman right-hander
In his second collegiate start, Miller blanked nationally-ranked
TCU for seven innings in a 3-1 victory for the Aztecs in the Mountain West
series finale on Sunday. Miller allowed eight hits and walked one. He struck out
three and left with a 1-0 lead. Miller lowered his ERA to 2.70.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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