May 5, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Leo Aguirre (Austin, Texas)
New Mexico State senior first baseman
Aguirre went 10 for 17 (.588) in a four-game sweep of Louisiana
Tech with four home runs, including a grand slam. Aguirre scored seven and drove
in 13. He had an on-base percentage of .600 and slugging percentage of 1.294.
Aguirre went 4 for 6 in the finale against the Bulldogs with two homers and
Justin LaTempa (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Oregon senior right-hander
LaTempa went the distance this past
Saturday against Washington State, pitching a one-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory
over the Cougars. LaTempa gave up a leadoff double to Matt Argyropoulos in the
eighth to break up the no-hitter. He walked one and struck out a career-high 10.
Regional Players of the Week
Andrew Clark (New Palestine, Ind.)
Louisville senior first baseman
Clark batted .600 (9 for 15) with three home runs, 12 RBI and a
slugging percentage of 1.267 as the Cardinals posted a midweek win over Kentucky
and a three-game sweep of Rutgers. Clark capped the week by going 4 for 4 on
Saturday with eight RBI, including a three-run homer and a grand slam in the
Kyle Hendricks (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
Dartmouth sophomore right-hander
Hendricks won a pair of conference starts to help the Big Green
secure first place in the Red Rolfe Division of the Ivy League. He worked 5.2
innings against Brown in an 8-4 conference win on Tuesday. Hendricks pitched a
two-hit shutout against Harvard on Sunday to clinch the division title with no
walks and four strikeouts.
Bo Reeder (Cookeville, Tenn.)
ETSU sophomore infielder
Reeder went 12 for 23 (.522) with one double, four home runs and
11 RBI in five games. He posted an on-base percentage of .556 and a slugging
percentage of 1.087. Reeder homered in each of the three games against Stetson
as the Bucs swept the Hatters to climb into second place in the Atlantic Sun.
Matteo D’Angelo (Bologna, Italy)
Winthrop junior right-hander
D’Angelo recorded his first career
complete-game shutout, blanking Presbyterian in the nightcap of Saturday’s Big
South doubleheader. He surrendered three hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
D’Angelo did not allow a base runner past second until two outs in the top of
the ninth. He retired 20 in a row at one point.
Kolbrin Vitek (Bryan, Ohio)
Ball State junior second baseman
Vitek batted .400 in four games with four
home runs, 10 runs and 10 RBI as the Cardinals posted a 3-1 record. He posted an
on-base percentage of .500 and a slugging percentage of 1.200. Vitek hit two
homers on Friday against Eastern Michigan, including a game-winning three-run
dinger in the bottom of the ninth.
David Lutz (West Chester, Pa.)
Penn State senior left-hander
Lutz earned two wins in the Nittany Lions’ three-game Big Ten
sweep of Michigan State. He tossed two scoreless innings in relief in the series
opener with one hit and two strikeouts. Lutz started the finale and went the
distance, allowing one run on nine hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Bryan Holaday (Dallas, Texas)
TCU senior catcher
Holaday went 11 for 21 (.524) in five games
with five doubles, four home runs, eight runs and nine RBI. Holaday had an
on-base percentage of .583 and slugging percentage of 1.222. He homered against
Baylor on Wednesday before going deep twice in the Mountain West series opener
at Utah on Friday.
Martin Viramontes (Fresno, Calif.)
Loyola Marymount sophomore right-hander
Viramontes came within one out of a
no-hitter on Sunday against Saint Mary’s, settling for a two-hit shutout of the
Gaels. He retired 15 straight at one point. Viramontes walked two and struck out
a season-high nine in the 10-0 West Coast Conference win, securing the series
victory for the Lions.
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