May 11, 2011
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
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.
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
Regional Players of the Week
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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