March 14, 2012
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Ryan McCauley (Urbandale, Iowa)
Niagara junior first baseman
McCauley went 12 for 26 (.462) and drove in 11 in six games for
the Purple Eagles. He had three doubles, one triple, two homers and six runs.
McCauley hit for the cycle Friday in the opening game of the weekend series at
Longwood, with a walk, three runs & two RBI. He went 5 for 9 in Saturday’s
doubleheader with seven RBI.
Michael Morin (Leawood, Kan.)
North Carolina junior right-hander
The Tar Heels went 5-0 last week and Morin was involved in each
victory with a win and four saves. He recorded midweek saves against Davidson
and at Elon. Morin earned saves in the first two ACC contests at No. 18 Clemson
before registering a win in Sunday’s series finale. He did not allow a run in
Regional Players of the Week
Andrew Cain (Greenville, N.C.)
UNC Wilmington senior outfielder
Cain batted .556 (10 for 18) in four games with two home runs,
six RBI and eight runs. In the opener of a CAA with James Madison, Cain matched
his career best with four hits in a 10-7 victory. He also had two runs and three
RBI. In Sunday’s finale, Cain homered and scored three as UNCW completed the
sweep of the Dukes.
John Colella (Herndon, Va.)
Holy Cross junior right-hander
Colella collected two saves and a win in four appearances. He
allowed one hit in 3.2 scoreless frames for a save at Charlotte. Colella tossed
two shutout innings with three strikeouts in a 3-0 win at Winthrop on Friday. In
Sunday’s series finale, Colella allowed one hit and fanned three in a 4-3 win
over the Eagles in 10 innings.
Mike Zunino (Cape Coral, Fla.)
Florida junior catcher
Zunino went 7 for 18 (.389) in five games with four homers, 11
RBI and five runs as the Gators won five to extend their win streak to 13. He
posted a slugging percentage of 1.111, helping Florida to its best start in
school history at 15-1. Zunino homered twice vs. Florida Atlantic and hit
two in the series opener against FGCU.
Kevin Gausman (Centennial, Colo.)
LSU sophomore right-hander
Gausman dominated Michigan on Friday at Alex Box Stadium,
registering a career-high 11 strikeouts in eight innings. Gausman allowed two
hits and did not walk a batter in a 6-0 win over the Wolverines. He gave up a
leadoff single in the second and then retired 19 straight before a one-out base
hit in the eighth.
Jeremy Banks (Steubenville, Ohio)
Youngstown State senior first baseman
Banks batted .545 (4 for 9) with two doubles, three homers, four
runs and eight RBI in three games at VMI. Banks drew three walks and was
hit once for an on-base percentage of .667 while posting a slugging
percentage of 1.545. In Sunday’s win, Banks homered in the first and belted a
go-ahead three-run blast in the eighth.
Daniel Minor (Dripping Springs, Texas)
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior right-hander
Minor struck out a career-high 14 in a 1-0 win over UTSA Sunday
that gave the Islanders a Southland Conference series victory on the opening
weekend of league play. Minor allowed four hits and walked one in nine innings.
The hits came in the second, fourth, fifth and ninth, with the walk coming in
Dillon Haupt (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego junior catcher
Haupt went 7 for 19 (.368) in five games with two doubles, two
home runs and 10 RBI. He posted an on-base percentage of .409 and slugging
percentage of .789 as the Toreros went 4-1 on its trip to the state of
Tennessee. On Tuesday at Lipscomb, Haupt went 4 for 6 with a homer and four RBI.
He also went deep on Sunday at Vanderbilt.
Eddie Orozco (Riverside, Calif.)
UC Riverside senior right-hander
Orozco was perfect through six innings in a 1-0 win over
Sacramento State. Kyle Moses singled to lead off the seventh for the Hornets.
Orozco allowed three hits and struck out 15, tying him for the program record
for punchouts in a game during the Division I era. Orozco fanned three in the
ninth to reach 15.
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