April 20, 2011
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Tyler Ogle (San Antonio, Texas)
Oklahoma junior catcher
Ogle went 11 for 17 (.647) with one double, three home runs,
eight runs and 11 RBI in four games against nationally-ranked TCU and Oklahoma
State. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.235. Ogle had four multi-RBI games
and three multi-hit games and tied his career with four hits in the first and
third games against OSU.
Michael Roth (Greer, S.C.)
South Carolina junior left-hander
Roth was dominant against top-ranked Vanderbilt as he allowed
three hits in a 3-1 victory Friday against Commodore ace Sonny Gray. He did not
allow a hit until the fifth inning against the top hitting team in the SEC. Roth
struck out eight, one away from his career best. He raised his record to 8-1.
Regional Players of the Week
Johnny Bladel (Ashburn, Va.)
James Madison sophomore outfielder
Bladel missed five of seven games after being hit in the helmet
with a pitch but returned to hit .611 (11 for 18) in the leadoff spot with one
triple, one home run, 10 runs and eight RBI in four games. He drew five walks
and had an on-base percentage of .667. Bladel had two sacrifice flies and two
steals as the Dukes went 3-1.
Andrew Smith (Matthews, N.C.)
Charlotte junior right-hander
Smith pitched his first career complete-game shutout in a 3-0
Atlantic 10 victory at Saint Louis. He allowed three hits in the lone victory
for the 49ers in the series. Smith set career bests with nine innings and 10
strikeouts. Smith earned his seventh win and lowered his ERA to 1.34 in 60.1
Victor Roache (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
Georgia Southern sophomore outfielder
Roache went 9 for 16 (.563) with a double, five home runs, nine
runs and 13 RBI in five games. Roache went deep in each game and
had a slugging percentage of 1.563. It marked the second time in the past three
weeks in which he had at least five homers in a week. He had six dingers in four
games two weeks ago.
Mark Pope (Marietta, Ga.)
Georgia Tech junior right-hander
Pope tossed a one-hitter in a 5-1 ACC victory over Wake Forest on
Friday. It was his fourth complete game of the season. Pope struck out eight
over nine innings. He retired 16 of the final 18 hitters, including one stretch
of 14 consecutive outs. Pope set down the Demon Deacons in order in six of the
Brett Russell (Mt. Morris, Mo.)
Southeast Missouri State senior designated hitter
Russell went 10 for 19 (.536) in five games with one double, two
homers, five runs and nine RBI. He posted an on-base percentage of .550 and
a slugging percentage of .895 as the Redhawks went 5-0. Russell had
two hits in each contest. He drove in three against Southern Illinois and in the
series finale with UT Martin.
John Simms (Woodlands, Texas)
Rice freshman right-hander
Simms pitched 7.2 innings and struck out 11, both career highs,
in a 2-0 victory Tuesday over nationally-ranked Texas A&M. Simms surrendered
three hits and did not walk a batter in recording his first collegiate victory.
He earned his second win on Sunday with 1.2 scoreless innings of relief against
Drew Hillman (Lake Forest, Calif.)
UC Irvine senior infielder
Hillman went 10 for 16 (.625) with seven runs, six RBI and three
stolen bases in four games for the Anteaters. He belted a three-run homer,
scored three and drove in four in Friday’s Big West series opener at Pacific.
Hillman capped the week by going 6 for 6 on Sunday against the Tigers with two
doubles, three runs and two RBI.
Trevor Bauer (Valencia, Calif.)
UCLA junior right-hander
Bauer pitched a four-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts on Saturday
against nationally-ranked Arizona to become UCLA’s career leader in victories
with 28. It was Bauer's eighth career complete game. Bauer raised his school
record for career strikeouts to 367 and moved into fourth place with 310.1
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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