April 14, 2010


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week


National Player

Dan Sherwood (Richfield, Ohio)

Toledo junior outfielder


Sherwood went 10 for 17 (.588) with four homers, 10 runs and 17 RBI in five games, all victories. He hit safely in all five contests with a slugging percentage of 1.647 and an on-base percentage of .682. Sherwood went 5 for 5 with a homer, four runs and seven RBI on Saturday in the second game of a MAC doubleheader at Buffalo.



National Pitcher

Chris Patterson (Laurinburg, N.C.)

Appalachian State senior right-hander


Patterson recorded a win and three saves in four appearances, with three hits in 5.2 scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts. He fanned four of six batters faced in a 3-2 win over North Carolina A&T. He saved all three games of a Southern Conference series with Davidson, including seven strikeouts in two innings on Saturday.



Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Steve McQuail (Wantagh, N.Y.)

Canisius junior infielder


McQuail hit .563 (9 for 16) with two doubles, three homers, 10 runs and 15 RBI in five victories. He homered twice in the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader and had 14 RBI in a three-game MAAC series at Saint Peter’s. McQuail had a tie-breaking grand slam Sunday against the Peacocks.



Northeast Co-Pitcher

Robert Gruber (Atlanta, Ga.)

Yale senior right-hander


Gruber earned three wins in relief, allowing three hits in 5.2 scoreless innings with one walk and three strikeouts. Gruber inherited four runners in scoring position and none scored. He allowed one hit in 3.1 innings against Sacred Heart. Gruber got two outs in extra innings vs. Cornell and went 1.2 innings vs. Princeton.



Northeast co-Pitcher

Greg Angelo (Quakertown, Pa.)

Lehigh senior left-hander


Angelo pitched a no-hitter in the opener of Sunday’s Patriot League doubleheader against Lafayette, helping the Mountain Hawks to a four-game sweep. Angelo allowed one walk in seven scoreless innings with four strikeouts. A second Leopard reached on an error. It was the first no-hitter for Lehigh since 1988.



Southeast Player

Jacob Tanis (Peachtree City, Ga.)

Mercer sophomore third baseman


Tanis went 8 for 23 (.348) with six home runs and 13 RBI in five games for the Bears. He set career highs with three home runs and seven RBI in a 15-4 win over Savannah State on Wednesday. Tanis belted three dingers in an A-Sun series against Stetson, including a pair in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader.


Southeast Pitcher

Zach Osborne (Houston, Texas)

Louisiana-Lafayette senior right-hander


Osborne tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener of a Sun Belt series with Troy. Osborne allowed a single in the third, the lone hit of the contest. He walked one, hit two batters and struck out seven. Osborne pitched his third complete game of the season and lowered his ERA by 40 points to 2.25.



Central Player

Matt Kole (Franklin, Tenn.)

Austin Peay senior utility


Kole went 9 for 18 (.500) with four doubles, three homers, four runs and 14 RBI in five contests. He went 5 for 5 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI in a win over Memphis. Kole had two hits, including a dinger, and drove in four in the OVC series finale with Eastern Kentucky.



Central Pitcher

Alex Wimmers (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Ohio State junior right-hander


Wimmers went the distance in a 7-1 Big Ten win over defending champion Indiana on Friday with six hits and no walks. Wimmers fanned 14, matching the highest total for a Big Ten hurler in 2010. He was one strikeout away from his career high. Wimmers reached double-figure strikeouts for the ninth time in 23 career starts.



West Player

Zack MacPhee (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Arizona State sophomore second baseman


MacPhee hit .545 (12 for 22) with three home runs, one triple, eight runs and 13 RBI in five games. He walked three times, stole two bases and posted a slugging percentage of 1.045. MacPhee went deep in each of the three games of the Pac-10 series at Washington State. His triple came in a mid-week win over USD.



West Pitcher

Greg Gonzalez (San Bruno, Calif.)

Fresno State junior right-hander


Gonzalez made the most of his first career start for the Bulldogs, tossing a no-hitter in WAC action at Hawaii. Gonzalez walked two in seven innings and matched his career high with seven strikeouts to record the seventh no-hitter in Fresno State history. It was his longest outing of the season.



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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