May 4, 2011
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
James Brooks (Melbourne, Australia)
Utah junior shortstop
Brooks batted .692 (18 for 26) in five games with 13 extra-base
hits. He had nine doubles, two triples, one homer, 10 runs and 12 RBI as the
Utes posted five wins. Brooks went 6 for 6 against Utah Valley to tie a school
record for hits in a game. He had three doubles, one triple and six RBI in the
Josh Osich (Boise, Idaho)
Oregon State junior left-hander
Osich pitched a no-hitter at UCLA on Saturday, the program’s
first complete-game no-hitter since 1947. Osich walked one and struck out a
career-high 13. The walk came in the fourth, the only Bruin base-runner. Only
three of the 27 outs left the infield. Osich threw a career-best 121 pitches in
recording his first complete game.
Regional Players of the Week
George Springer (New Britain, Conn.)
Connecticut junior outfielder
Springer went 11 for 25 (.440) in six games with three homers,
eight runs and 15 RBI. He went 4 for 4 in stolen-base attempts as the Huskies
won five of six. Springer went 4 for 4 with two home runs and six RBI in a
victory over CCSU. His homer against Rutgers pulled him within one of the school
career record of 44.
Logan Billbrough (Miami, Fla.)
William and Mary senior right-hander
Billbrough set a school record with 16 strikeouts in an 8-0
complete-game victory at Northeastern on Saturday. Billbrough scattered seven
hits, all singles, and walked two. It was his second complete-game shutout this
season. Billbrough raised his record to 6-2 with a 2.62 ERA. He has fanned 77 in
Mike Zunino (Cape Coral, Fla.)
Florida sophomore catcher
Zunino went 7 for 12 (.583) in a three-game sweep of Ole Miss
with four doubles, one homer, four runs and eight RBI. Zunino posted a slugging
percentage of 1.167. On Sunday, he went 4 for 4 with three doubles and four RBI.
Zunino had a two-run single on Friday and a two-run homer on Saturday.
Justin Sarratt (Gaffney, S.C.)
Clemson graduate right-hander
Sarratt recorded two wins in two starts against Furman and
Georgia Tech. He allowed seven hits and one unearned run in 14.1 innings with
two walks and 11 strikeouts. Sarratt allowed only one runner to reach second. He
pitched six scoreless innings on Tuesday against the Paladins before going 8.1
innings on Sunday against Tech.
Zack Leonard (Canton, Ohio)
Eastern Michigan senior infielder
Leonard hit .667 (12 for 18) in four wins with four doubles, one
home run and 12 RBI. He went 5 for 5 in a 12-inning victory against Michigan
State and set a school record with 14 chances in the field. Leonard went 7 for
12 in a three-game sweep of Ball State and recorded his school-record 60th
career double on Sunday.
Taylor Jungmann (Temple, Texas)
Texas junior right-hander
Jungmann hurled his third complete-game shutout of the season, a
5-0 win over nationally-ranked Oklahoma in Friday’s series opener. Jungmann
allowed four hits and one walk while striking out nine. He retired the side in
order in six of the nine innings. Jungmann improved to 10-0 and lowered his ERA
Scott Kalush (San Mateo, Calif.)
UC Davis junior catcher
Kalush went 5 for 11 (.455) with two homers, three runs and seven
RBI in a three-game Big West sweep of Cal State Northridge. He belted a grand
slam in the second inning of Friday’s series opener, his first career slam.
Kalush went deep again on Saturday as the Aggies clinched the series victory.
Caleb Dudley (Texarkana, Texas)
Louisiana Tech sophomore right-hander
Dudley registered a win and two saves as the Bulldogs won their
first series against Nevada since 2006. He surrendered three hits and did not
allow a run in five innings. Dudley now has eight saves and is in a three-way
tie for second on Tech’s single-season saves list. He is one away from Matt
Buckie’s school record of nine.
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