April 6, 2011
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Victor Roache (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
Georgia Southern sophomore outfielder
Roache went 11 for 18 (.611) with six home runs and 13 RBI in
four games for the Eagles. He had one double and scored 10 times. Roache went
deep at Jacksonville on Tuesday. He did not homer in the SoCon series opener
against The Citadel on Friday, but hit three on Saturday and two on Sunday in
the sweep of the Bulldogs.
Will Roberts (Richmond, Va.)
Virginia junior right-hander
Roberts pitched the first perfect game in program history with a
2-0 decision over George Washington on Tuesday. Roberts struck out 10 and rolled
14 groundouts in the masterpiece. He needed only 98 pitches to record the second
perfect game in ACC history and the eighth nine-inning perfect game in NCAA
Regional Players of the Week
Josh Wright (Bridgewater, Va.)
Old Dominion junior shortstop
Wright was right at the plate for the Monarchs, hitting .385 with
three homers, four runs and seven RBI as ODU took two of three CAA contests from
VCU at The Diamond. Wright belted a pair of two-run dingers in a 5-3 win on
Friday. He added a three-run shot on Sunday in an 8-5 Monarch victory.
Tyler Johnson (Chatsworth, Calif.)
Stony Brook junior right-hander
Johnson earned two victories in two starts, striking out 11 in 13
innings with no earned runs. He allowed four hits in six scoreless innings on
Monday in an 11-0 win at Army with four punchouts. Johnson surrendered one
unearned run in seven innings on Saturday against NYIT. He allowed five hits and
Daniel Bowman (Bridgewater, Va.)
Coastal Carolina junior outfielder
Bowman led the Chanticleer offense in a three-game Big South
sweep of Liberty, going 5 for 11 (.455) with two doubles, one triple, two home
runs and nine RBI. He had two hits and drove in six in Friday’s 17-1 victory. On
Saturday, his homer in the sixth tied the game and his sac fly in the ninth
plated the game-winner.
Tyler Maloof (Winder, Ga.)
Georgia junior right-hander
Maloof earned three saves in an SEC sweep of Mississippi State.
He did not allow a hit, walk or run in 2.1 innings. Maloof got a fielder’s
choice and double play in the ninth in Friday’s 4-1 win. He got a strikeout with
the tying run on second to end a 4-3 win on Saturday. Maloof pitched a perfect
ninth in Sunday’s 4-1 win.
Chris O’Brien (Tulsa, Okla.)
Wichita State junior catcher
O’Brien went 8 for 15 (.533) in four games at Hawaii with five
doubles, one home run, four runs and 10 RBI. He also walked one and had a
sacrifice fly. O’Brien had multiple hits in all four contests and drove in at
least one in three of the four games. He had two hits and three RBI in the
opener and drove in five in Game 2.
Mike Hamann (Port Clinton, Ohio)
Toledo sophomore right-hander
Hamann was superb for the Rockets in Friday’s Mid-American
Conference series opener against Akron. He hurled 10 scoreless innings with five
hits, no walks and three strikeouts. Hamann did not figure in the decision, a
1-0 win for Toledo in 13 innings. He recorded 10 groundball outs and 16 flyball
Lonnie Kauppila (Glendale, Calif.)
Stanford freshman second baseman
It was nearly impossible to get Kauppila out last week, as he
went 15 for 20 (.750) in four contests with three doubles, one triple, eight
runs and six RBI. He had four hits in Tuesday’s 16-14 win over Saint Mary’s.
Kauppila went 11 for 14 at Washington State over the weekend, including a
6-for-6 performance on Saturday.
Kyle Winkler (Sugar Land, Texas)
TCU junior right-hander
Winkler was dominant on Friday in the Mountain West series opener
against Air Force. In seven innings, Winkler struck out a career-high 15 in a
10-2 win over the Falcons. He allowed four hits, one walk and one run. Winkler
retired 14 of the first 15 Falcons he faced as he raised his career record to
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