Feb. 23, 2011
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
David Herbek (Haymarket, Va.)
James Madison senior shortstop
Herbek went 7 for 13 (.538) with five home runs and 12 RBI in a
four-game sweep of Bucknell. Herbek had seven homers a year ago and 20 in his
three seasons with the Dukes. He had one double, four walks, was hit once and
scored seven. Herbek posted a slugging percentage of 1.769 and an on-base
percentage of .571.
Taylor Jungmann (Temple, Texas)
Texas junior right-hander
Jungmann made it a memorable Opening Day in Austin, posting the
first complete-game shutout of his career at Texas. Jungmann allowed five hits
and one walk in nine innings in the Longhorns’ 8-0 victory over Maryland.
Jungmann needed just 95 pitches to go the distance for Texas.
Regional Players of the Week
Tony Montalbano (New Orleans, La.)
Charlotte sophomore outfielder
Montalbano went 10 for 15 (.667) with five doubles, eight runs,
10 RBI and one steal in a four-game sweep of Coppin State. He had two doubles
and knocked in six in Friday’s series opener. Montalbano was 3 for 4 with the
bases loaded. He had at least one hit, one run and one RBI in each game.
Daniel Cropper (Snow Hill, Md.)
UNC Wilmington senior right-hander
Cropper had a strong outing on Sunday against Jacksonville, going
seven innings with three hits, one run, one walk and a career-high 12
strikeouts. Cropper held the Dolphins hitless after a one-out homer in the first
until one gone into the sixth. He left the contest with it tied at 1, a game JU
would eventually win 9-1.
Ross Heffley (Snellville, Ga.)
Western Carolina junior second baseman
Heffley put up hefty numbers, going 9 for 12 (.750) with two
doubles, one homer, nine runs and nine RBI in a three-game sweep of Morehead
State. He walked three times and was hit once to give him an on-base percentage
of .812. On Saturday, Heffley went 5 for 5, a career high for hits in a game.
Ali Simpson (Campbell River, B.C.)
Bethune-Cookman junior left-hander
Simpson was dominant in his season opener, allowing one hit and
one walk with a career-high 14 strikeouts in six innings in a 13-1 victory over
Alabama A&M on Saturday. He fanned 14 of the 20 batters he faced, including the
first 10 hitters. The lone hit was a infield single in the fourth.
Austin Elkins (Coppell, Texas)
Dallas Baptist sophomore infielder
Elkins hit .308 (4 for 13) with three homers, seven runs and nine
RBI in a three-game sweep of Indiana State. The leadoff hitter was also 4 for 4
in stolen base attempts. Elkins went deep in each game against the Sycamores. He
drove in four in each of the first two victories.
David Starn (Hudson, Ohio)
Kent State junior left-hander
Starn was outstanding on Sunday at No. 20 Georgia Tech, working
seven innings with four hits, one earned run, two walks and six strikeouts. He
surrendered one run in the first and blanked the Yellow Jackets over the next
six frames. The Golden Flashes posted a 6-1 victory to avoid a series sweep.
Rance Roundy (Henderson, Nev.)
UNLV senior outfielder
Roundy rounded the bases several times over the weekend, going 8
for 19 (.421) with two doubles, four homers, nine runs and nine RBI in a
four-game sweep of Maine. He had a key two-run homer in the opener and another
two-run shot sparked a 10-run eighth on Saturday as the Rebels rallied for a
Madison Boer (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Oregon junior right-hander
Boer gave the Ducks their first win of the season on Sunday at
Hawaii, going eight scoreless innings with one hit, two walks and seven
strikeouts in a 4-0 victory. Boer did not allow a hit in the first six innings,
surrendering a single to Kolten Wong in the seventh. He matched career high with
eight innings and seven strikeouts.
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