May 4, 2011 National Players of the Week


National Player

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 contest.



National Pitcher

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


Northeast Player

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.



Northeast Pitcher

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 75.2 innings.



Southeast Player

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.



Southeast Pitcher

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.


Central Player

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.


Central Pitcher

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 to 0.90.



West Player

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.



West Pitcher

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.



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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