March 2, 2011
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Ryan Aguayo (Pico Rivera, Calif.)
New Mexico State senior shortstop
Aguayo went 11 for 18 (.611) with three doubles, two homers, 13
runs and 15 RBI in helping the Aggies to a 5-0 week. He drew six walks and
struck out three times. In the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Aguayo went
4 for 4 with two homers and eight RBI. He leads the WAC with 18 hits, 16 runs
and 17 RBI.
Reese McGraw (Boulder, Colo.)
Creighton junior right-hander
McGraw earned two wins and two saves in four road appearances for
the Bluejays. He allowed four hits in seven innings with three walks and five
strikeouts. McGraw got the victory at Kansas on Tuesday and at New Mexico on
Sunday, both extra-inning wins. He recorded saves on Friday and Saturday against
Regional Players of the Week
Dan Schafferman (Wilmington, Del.)
George Mason junior outfielder
Schafferman went 12 for 17 (.706) with a homer, nine runs and
nine RBI as the Patriots went 5-0. He was also 3 for 3 on stolen-base attempts.
Schafferman helped Mason win at Longwood and sweep a four-game series with Long
Island. He drove in both runs in Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Blackbirds.
Nick Tropeano (West Islip, N.Y.)
Stony Brook junior right-hander
Tropeano recorded eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings as
the Seawolves opened the season with a 5-0 win at Sun Belt-favorite Florida
Atlantic. The Owls were averaging nearly eight runs in their first five games.
Tropeano allowed three hits and walked one. He did not allow a runner past
Taylor Black (Easley, S.C.)
Kentucky senior shortstop
Black batted .529 (9 for 17) in five games with three doubles,
one homer, nine runs and nine RBI as the Wildcats posted a 4-1 mark. He drew
five walks and was hit twice for an on-base percentage of .667. Black smacked a
grand slam on Saturday against UIC. He had 11 assists and nine putouts for the
Danny Hultzen (Bethesda, Md.)
Virginia junior left-hander
Hultzen battled the wind as well as the Pirates on Friday against
East Carolina. With 20 to 25 mph winds blowing straight out, Hultzen struck out
15 in seven innings without allowing a walk. He surrendered a leadoff single in
the first and then retired the next 19 batters from the first into the seventh.
Garrett Buechele (Arlington, Texas)
Oklahoma junior third baseman
Buechele went 11 for 22 (.500) with a pair of homers, seven runs
and 12 RBI. He had multiple RBI in four of the five victories for the Sooners.
Buechele matched a career-high with five RBI on Wednesday against Arkansas-Pine
Bluff. He tied a career best with five hits on Sunday against Oakland.
Taylor Jungmann (Temple, Texas)
Texas junior right-hander
Jungmann recorded his second consecutive complete-game shutout, a
2-0 win at Hawaii on Friday. The right-hander scattered four hits and hit one
batter while striking out nine. Jungmann retired the first eight hitters before
plunking Matt Harrison. He needed 110 pitches to complete the contest.
Mitchell Garver (Albuquerque, N.M.)
New Mexico sophomore catcher
Garver went 9 for 20 (.450) and drove in nine in five games. He
had four multi-hit games and scored six times during the week. Garver went 3 for
4 against New Mexico State with two doubles, three runs and one RBI. Garver
started all five games behind the plate with 30 putouts and four assists.
Sam Gaviglio (Ashland, Ore.)
Oregon State junior right-hander
Gaviglio blanked nationally-ranked Connecticut 2-0 Friday in the
opening game of the Kleberg Bank Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. Gaviglio
allowed two hits and one walk while striking out 10. He retired the first 12
hitters of the game. Gaviglio gave up a hit and walk in the fifth and an infield
single with two outs in the ninth.
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