May 19, 2010
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
C.J. Cron (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Utah sophomore catcher
Cron went 7 for 15 (.467) in a three-game series with UNLV with
four doubles, two homers, six runs and 14 RBI. He posted an on-base percentage
of .529 and a slugging percentage of 1.133. In Saturday’s win, Cron went 3 for 5
with four runs and eight RBI, including a three-run double in the third and
grand slam in the sixth.
C.J. Huyett (Lawrenceville, Pa.)
Old Dominion junior right-hander
Huyett pitched a no-hitter against Maryland-Eastern Shore on
Tuesday. He walked one and struck out a career-high 11. The lone base runner was
a free pass to Bryan Chaikowsky with two outs in the fourth. It was the first
no-hitter for the Monarchs since 1997 and just the second nine-inning no-hitter
in ODU history.
Regional Players of the Week
Ben Thomas (Columbus, Ohio)
Xavier junior first baseman
Thomas smacked four home runs and drove in 11 in the three-game
Atlantic 10 sweep of Massachusetts. He went deep twice on Friday in the 9-0 win
for the Musketeers. Thomas went 3 for 3 with a homer and five RBI in an 11-6
victory on Saturday. He had a dinger and knocked in two in Sunday’s 6-4 win.
Tim Boyce (Swansea, Mass.)
Rhode Island senior right-hander
Boyce pitched a two-hit shutout on Friday in the Atlantic 10
series-opening victory over Richmond. Boyce surrendered just two singles to the
Spiders in the 6-0 win for the Rams. He walked one and struck out a career-high
10. Boyce extended his scoreless innings streak to 25, a school record.
Kyle Blackburn (Marietta, Ga.)
Georgia Southern senior first baseman
Blackburn batted .579 (11 for 19) in five games with three doubles, two homers, nine runs and nine RBI. Blackburn posted an
on-base percentage of .600 and a slugging percentage of 1.053 in the five wins.
He had at least one hit in each game and drove in four in the Southern
Conference series opener at Davidson.
Sam Dyson (Tampa, Fla.)
South Carolina junior right-hander
Dyson pitched a complete-game shutout on Saturday at
nationally-ranked Arkansas to clinch the SEC series for the Gamecocks. Dyson
allowed six hits and two walks in the 5-0 win over the Razorbacks. He struck out
eight and went to a three-ball count only three times in the contest.
B.A. Vollmuth (Biloxi, Miss.)
Southern Miss sophomore shortstop
Vollmuth went 8 for 13 (.615) with four homers, six runs and 11
RBI in a three-game series at Rice. He drew three walks while recording an
on-base percentage of .688 and slugging percentage of 1.625. On Sunday, Vollmuth
went 4 for 5 with two home runs, including a grand slam and a three-run blast.
Tim Kelley (Tulsa, Okla.)
Wichita State junior right-hander
Kelley tossed a complete-game shutout on Saturday against
Missouri State with a season-high 10 strikeouts. Kelley surrendered two singles
and two walks in the Missouri Valley Conference win. He faced two hitters over
the minimum and allowed only one runner past first. Kelley fanned five straight
during one stretch.
Justin Howard (Ennis, Texas)
New Mexico senior first baseman
Howard went 12 for 14 (.857) in three games with four doubles,
two stolen bases, six runs and 11 RBI. He posted an on-base percentage of .882
and slugging percentage of 1.143. Howard went 4 for 5 on Sunday with four RBI.
He has 108 hits, the second-highest single-season total in school history.
Evan Brock (Chino Hills, Calif.)
UC Irvine freshman right-hander
Brock registered a win and a save in two appearances. He pitched
the final three innings in a 2-1 win over UCLA to record his first save. Brock
retired nine straight, including fanning the final four batters. He started
Saturday against UC Santa Barbara and allowed two hits and one unearned run in
six innings to earn the win.
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