April 27, 2011


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week


National Player

Trenton Moses (Advance, Mo.)

Southeast Missouri State junior third baseman


It was nearly impossible to keep Moses off the bases this past week as he reached 10 times in 12 plate appearances. He had four home runs in three games, with one double, six runs and 11 RBI. Moses drew three walks, had an on-base percentage of .833 and slugging percentage of 2.222.



National Pitcher

Matthew Neil (Mesa, Ariz.)

BYU senior right-hander


Neil posted two victories while tossing 11 scoreless innings. Neil pitched the final two frames in an 11-inning 7-6 win over Utah on Tuesday, striking out four of the six he faced. Neil had a complete-game 1-0 shutout on Saturday against New Mexico. He allowed six hits and one walk with six strikeouts.



Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

George Springer (New Britain, Conn.)

Connecticut junior outfielder


Springer helped the Huskies earn five wins, including a three-game Big East sweep of Georgetown. He posted a batting average of .476 with 10 hits, nine runs and 14 RBI. Springer had four multi-hit games and three multi-RBI contests. He was 4 for 4 on stolen bases. Springer drove in six on Tuesday against Fairfield.



Northeast Pitcher

Kyle Hansen (Glen Cove, N.Y.)

St. John’s sophomore right-hander


Hansen pitched a complete-game shutout against Notre Dame with a career-high 15 strikeouts. Hansen allowed four hits and did not walk a batter as the Red Storm posted a 6-0 victory over the Irish. Hansen retired the side in order six times and did not a runner to advance past second base.


Southeast Player

Christian Walker (Limerick, Pa.)

South Carolina sophomore first baseman


Walker went 11 for 15 (.733) in four games, including a scalding 10 for 11 (.909) in a three-game SEC set at Mississippi State with four walks and a sacrifice fly. Walker had a 4-for-4 effort in the series finale with a double, a homer and four RBI. He went 4 for 5 in the opener with two runs.



Southeast Pitcher

Taylor Miller (Raleigh, N.C.)

Appalachian State senior right-hander


Miller earned a win and two saves, pitching 5.2 perfect innings. He struck out 12 of the 17 batters he faced. Miller fanned three of four hitters in saving an 8-6 win over Presbyterian. He pitched the final 3.1 innings of a 12-inning win against Davidson, striking out eight of 10 batters. He got a one-inning save on Saturday.


Central Player

D.J. Hicks (Altamonte Springs, Fla.)

UCF sophomore designated hitter


Hicks hit .476 (10 for 21) in five games with three homers and 13 RBI. He had two doubles and scored seven as the Knights put together a 4-1 week. Hicks had two doubles and six RBI on Tuesday against FAU and homered the next day against Florida. He had a grand slam and five RBI on Saturday at Memphis.


Central Pitcher

James Allen (St. Charles, Mo.)

Kansas State junior right-hander


Allen earned a save in each contest in a three-game sweep of Texas Tech. He became the first Wildcat to earn three saves in a Big 12 series. Allen also broke two school records as he posted the 13th save of the season and 27th of his career on Saturday. He secured a pair of one-run wins on Thursday and Friday.


West Player

Trevor Hairgrove (Highland, Calif.)

UC Riverside senior shortstop


Hairgrove batted .538 while extending his hit streak to 11 in a three-game sweep of Cal State Bakersfield. He scored the game-winner in the 3-0 win on Thursday. Hairgrove knocked in both runs in Friday’s 2-0 victory. He had a three-run double and scored in a seven-run eighth on Saturday.



West Pitcher

Trevor Bauer (Valencia, Calif.)

UCLA junior right-hander


Bauer continued to dominate, matching his career high with 17 strikeouts in a 4-1 win at Stanford. He allowed four hits, two walks and one run in nine innings against the Cardinal. It was his fourth complete game this season and the ninth in his career. Bauer has 127 strikeouts this season and 384 in his career.



Note - regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation. To see our list of regions, click here.


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