May 5, 2010 National Players of the Week


National Player

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 seven RBI.



National Pitcher

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


Northeast Player

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 first inning.



Northeast Pitcher

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.



Southeast Player

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.



Southeast Pitcher

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.


Central Player

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.


Central Pitcher

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.

West Player

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.



West Pitcher

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.



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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