May 11, 2011 National Players of the Week


National Player

Ryan Terry (Levittown, Pa.)

Monmouth senior third baseman


Terry went 8 for 15 (.533) in four games with four doubles, one homer, six runs and nine RBI as the Hawks swept a four-game NEC series from first-place Long Island to claim the top spot in the conference standings. Terry hit safely in all four games and posted an on-base percentage of .588.



National Pitcher

Carson Smith (Midland, Texas)

Texas State junior right-hander


Smith was dominant for eight innings Friday in a 3-0 Southland win over UTSA. He allowed two hits, both singles, and struck out a career-high 14. Smith fanned the leadoff hitter in each of his eight innings. Smith raised his record to 7-3 and lowered his ERA to 1.88. He has 97 punchouts in 81.1 innings.



Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Austin Harclerode (Ellicott City, Md.)

Towson senior first baseman


Harclerode batted .500 (10 for 20) in five games with two homers, eight runs and seven RBI as the Tigers won twice against Maryland and swept a three-game CAA series against VCU. Harclerode had a game-winning homer in the bottom of the 11th on Wednesday to edge the Terrapins 3-2.



Northeast Pitcher

Mike Augliera (Old Bridge, N.J.)

Binghamton junior right-hander


Augliera pitched a two-hit shutout against UMBC and set a school record for strikeouts in a game with 15. Augliera tossed six hitless innings before surrendering a double in the seventh and a single in the eighth. He did not walk a batter, now with 39 strikeouts and just two walks in 39 innings in five conference starts.



Southeast Player

Pablo Bermudez (Miami, Fla.)

FIU junior outfielder


Bermudez went 10 for 19 (.526) with two homers, six runs and six RBI in four games for the Panthers. The leadoff hitter for FIU walked three times and had one stolen base as the Panthers extended their win streak to 12. Bermudez raised his batting average to .399 in 45 games with 71 hits and 50 runs.



Southeast Pitcher

Derek Bushey (Richmond, Va.)

ETSU sophomore right-hander


Bushey tossed a two-hit shutout at NC State on Saturday as the Buccaneers posted a 2-0 victory over the Wolfpack. Bushey walked three and struck out six. He faced four over the minimum and only one runner reached second. It was the first collegiate shutout for Bushey and his third complete game in his past five outings.


Central Player

Jeff Holm (St. Charles, Ill.)

Michigan State senior first baseman


Holm went 7 for 13 (.538) with two doubles, three homers, five runs and nine RBI as the Spartans swept a three-game series from Purdue to take sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. He posted an on-base percentage of .600 and slugging percentage of 1.385. Holm had a pair of three-run homers in Friday’s win.



Central Pitcher

Trever Vermeulen (Mitchell, S.D.)

South Dakota State senior right-hander


Vermeulen made three appearances against Summit League opponent North Dakota State over the weekend, post a win and a save. In 10 innings, he allowed three hits and one walk with 13 strikeouts. Vermeulen earned the win in Friday’s series opener, fanning eight in 6.1 innings in a 15-inning contest.



West Player

Ben Packard (Niwot, Colo.)

Northern Colorado junior first baseman


Packard batted .750 in a four-game Great West sweep of North Dakota with 12 runs and 15 RBI. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.500. Packard was a double short of the cycle on Friday with six RBI and had a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday in a 14-13 win after trailing 9-2 in the seventh.



West Pitcher

Adam Plutko (Upland, Calif.)

UCLA freshman right-hander


Plutko pitched a two-hit shutout on Sunday in a 4-0 victory at Oregon to complete a three-game Pac-10 sweep. He walked one and struck out seven, facing just three over the minimum. Plutko allowed one baserunner over the final five innings. Plutko raised his record to 4-3 and lowered his ERA to 1.59.



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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