March 21, 2012
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Kris Bryant (Las Vegas, Nev.)
San Diego sophomore third baseman
Bryant went 10 for 22 (.455) with three doubles, five home runs
and 14 RBI. Bryant posted an on-base percentage of .600 and slugging percentage
of 1.273. He went 4 for 7 with three homers and seven RBI in a doubleheader
against Columbia on Friday. Bryant added a pair of homers in Sunday’s series
Chris Stratton (Tupelo, Miss.)
Mississippi State junior right-hander
Stratton struck out a career-best 17 in 8.2 innings at LSU on
Friday evening. In his first start of the season, Stratton held the Tigers to
one run on four hits with two walks. He struck out each LSU starter at least
once and retired 16 straight during one stretch, including 11 by strikeout.
Regional Players of the Week
Sam Mulroy (Bethesda, Md.)
Princeton senior catcher
Mulroy went 6 for 14 (.429) in three games with a double, two
homers, seven runs and nine RBI in a series victory at Richmond. He walked twice
and had an on-base percentage of .556 with a slugging percentage of .929. Mulroy
had four hits, including a home run, and drove in a career-high six in Game 2.
Matt Davenport (Chesapeake, Va.)
William and Mary senior right-hander
Davenport pitched a two-hit shutout in the CAA series opener at
James Madison on Friday. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight in the
5-0 victory. The Dukes had singles in the second and third. Davenport faced two
batters over the minimum and retired the final 19 hitters.
Peter O’Brien (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
Miami senior catcher
O’Brien batted .529 (9 for 17) in five games with three doubles,
three home runs and nine RBI. O’Brien drove in four in a midweek win at home
over Illinois State on Tuesday and in the ACC series finale at Duke on Sunday.
He had an on-base percentage of .600 and slugging percentage of 1.235.
Marcus Stroman (Medford, N.Y.)
Duke junior right-hander
Stroman struck out 13 in seven innings in the ACC series opener
against No. 11 Miami on Friday. He allowed one run on six hits in the 5-1
victory over the Hurricanes. Stroman fanned each Miami starter at least once and
struck out the side in the second and sixth. Of the final 14 batters he faces,
nine were strikeout victims.
Andrew Kubuski (Elyria, Ohio)
Bowling Green sophomore outfielder
Kubuski went 9 for 20 (.450) in five games with two homers, six
runs and 12 RBI as the Falcons put together a 4-1 week. Kubuski had a huge day
on Saturday in a 22-2 win at Eastern Kentucky, hitting a pair of home runs,
including a grand slam, and driving in seven. He had three hits in Sunday’s
Ben Bullard (Decatur, Ala.)
UAB junior right-hander
Bullard tied a school record with 15 strikeouts in a 3-1 loss to
Michigan in the Coastal Carolina Classic at Pelicans Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Bullard scattered seven hits, walked one and allowed two earned runs. Of the 15
punchouts, 14 were swinging. Bullard struck out the side in the first and
D.J. Peterson (Gilbert, Ariz.)
New Mexico sophomore first baseman
Peterson went 10 for 15 (.667) in four games with two doubles,
two homers, five walks, six runs and seven RBI as the Lobos put together a 3-1
week. In the Mountain West series opener against San Diego State, Peterson went
5 for 5 with two homers, three runs and four RBI. He snapped a 9-9 tie with a
homer in the sixth.
Grant Watson (Bakersfield, Calif.)
UCLA freshman left-hander
Watson picked up a pair of wins against Pac-12 opponents. He beat
USC at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday (6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K). After an inning of
relief on Friday, Watson started the nightcap in Sunday’s doubleheader against
Arizona State, allowing four hits and two runs in six frames.
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