May 12, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Grant Buckner (Elkview, W.Va.)
West Virginia junior third baseman
Buckner went 8 for 12
(.667) with four home runs and 14 RBI in a three-game Big East sweep of Notre
Dame. Buckner posted a slugging percentage of 1.750. In the opener of Saturday’s
doubleheader, three of his four hits were home runs and he set a Mountaineer
single-game record with 10 RBI.
Kyle Blair (Monte Sereno, Calif.)
San Diego junior right-hander
Blair was one out away from a no-hitter on Friday at Portland,
allowing a double with two outs in the ninth. He settled for the one-hit shutout
to keep the Toreros in first in the WCC ahead of the Pilots. Blair walked three
and had a season-high 15 strikeouts in the 2-0 victory. He faced just two
batters over the minimum.
Regional Players of the Week
Sean Allaire (Bristol, Conn.)
Central Connecticut State senior shortstop/catcher
Allaire had a monster week, going 15 for 29 (.517) with five
doubles, six homers, 15 runs and 18 RBI in six games. He had at least one
extra-base hit, two runs and one RBI in each of the six contests. In the
four-game NEC series at Mount St. Mary’s, Allaire went 10 for 17 with six
homers, 11 runs and 13 RBI.
Mike Goemans (Guelph, Ontario)
Canisius senior left-hander
Goemans pitched a one-hit shutout on Sunday against Manhattan,
completing the series sweep and clinching a place in the 2010 MAAC Championship.
Goemans surrendered a single in the second for the lone hit. He walked a hitter
in the third and also hit a batter in the third before retiring the final 19
Kelvin Freeman (Wilmington, N.C.)
North Carolina A&T freshman infielder
Freeman hit .643 (9 for 14) in a three-game sweep at Coppin State
with one double, two home runs and 13 RBI. In the second game of Saturday’s
doubleheader, Freeman went 4 for 5 with a double, two home runs, three runs and
nine RBI. His dingers included a two-run shot and a grand slam. Freeman has an
11-game hit streak.
Mike Bolsinger (McKinney, Texas)
Arkansas senior right-hander
Bolsinger made his first start since April 2 on Sunday, striking
out a career-high 11 in eight innings as Arkansas blanked Ole Miss 7-0 to win
the series and move into first in the SEC West. Bolsinger allowed two hits,
singles in the second and eighth. He walked three and only two runners reached
Gauntlett Eldemire (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Ohio junior outfielder
Eldemire was dominant at the plate, hitting .700 with seven home
runs and 11 RBI in five games for the Bobcats. He had 36 total bases for a
slugging percentage of 1.800. Eldemire posted an on-base percentage of .769. His
biggest game was on Saturday against Buffalo, going 5 for 5 with three homers,
four runs and six RBI.
Jason Mitchell (Phoenix, Ariz.)
UT Arlington senior right-hander
Mitchell pitched a three-hit shutout against Stephen F. Austin on
Friday in the Southland Conference series opener. He walked three, fanned seven
and allowed only one runner past second in the 1-0 victory. Mitchell hurled his
fifth complete game of the season and second Southland shutout.
Dusty Robinson (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Fresno State sophomore outfielder
Robinson went 12 for 21 (.571) in five games with two doubles,
one triple, four homers, 11 runs and 12 RBI. He posted a slugging percentage of
1.333 and an on-base percentage of .619. In the series opener at New Mexico
State, Robinson went 4 for 7 with five RBI. He homered twice and knocked in five
in the third game.
Brady Rodgers (Richmond, Texas)
Arizona State freshman right-hander
Rodgers allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings against
in-state rival Arizona on Tuesday. He allowed a leadoff single to Bobby Rinard
and then retired 21 straight Wildcats. Rodgers did not walk a batter and struck
out seven as the Sun Devils posted a 13-1 victory.
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