April 4, 2012


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week


National Player

Jeff Roy (Cranston, R.I.)

Rhode Island sophomore outfielder


Roy went 10 for 15 (.667) in four games with seven runs and three RBI for the Rams. He drew six walks and posted an on-base percentage of .727. Roy had four extra-base hits and registered a slugging percentage of 1.000. Roy reached base in 12 straight plate appearances against Saint Joseph’s.



National Pitcher

Connor Kaufmann (Midlothian, Va.)

Cornell sophomore right-hander


Kaufmann hurled a no-hitter against defending Ivy League Red Rolfe Division champion Dartmouth. He needed just 80 pitches for the seven-inning gem. Kaufmann walked two and struck out four. He faced the minimum 21 hitters and retired the final 16 batters he faced. It was the school’s first no-hitter in more than 30 years.



Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Joey Cujas (Midlothian, Va.)

VCU sophomore third baseman


Cujas went 10 for 17 (.588) in four victories for the Rams, including a three-game CAA sweep at Northeastern. Cujas belted one homer, scored four and drove in eight. He had multiple hits in each of the four games, including a pair of three-hit contests. Cujas was also perfect in the field, with 10 putouts and seven assists.



Northeast Pitcher

Chris Rowley (Duluth, Ga.)

Army junior right-hander


Rowley twirled a one-hitter to spark a four-game Patriot League sweep of Navy. In the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader, Rowley faced just two over the minimum. He did not walk a batter and struck out five in his seven-inning complete game. Rowley allowed the lone hit with two away in the sixth. He retired 15 straight during one stretch.


Southeast Player

Corey Keller (Cherry Creek, Colo.)

Florida Atlantic junior outfielder


Keller batted .733 (11 for 15) in four games with three homers, five runs, six RBI and slugging percentage of 1.467. Keller had multiple hits in all four contests and went deep in three of the four games. He went 8 for 11 in a three-game Sun Belt sweep of Louisiana-Lafayette, including a 4-for-4 performance in Game 2 of the series.



Southeast Pitcher

Chris Beck (Jefferson, Ga.)

Georgia Southern junior right-hander


Beck made two appearances, earning his first save and striking out 16 in a start. He fanned two in the ninth inning of a 5-3 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday for his first career save. Beck started on Friday against College of Charleston and struck out a career-high 16 in six innings in a 4-2 victory over the Cougars.



Central Player

Matt Honchel (Harrodsburg, Ky.)

Miami (Ohio) freshman outfielder


Honchel went 11 for 14 (.786) with three doubles, four RBI and six runs in a three-game MAC series win over Toledo. Hitting second for the RedHawks, Honchel had three hits in the series opener before collecting four hits in both of the final two contests. Honchel was also 1 for 2 on stolen base attempts.


Central Pitcher

Lance Breedlove (Long Beach, Calif.)

Purdue senior right-hander


Breedlove pitched a two-hit shutout in Game 2 of the Big Ten series against Penn State on Saturday. He retired the first 19 batters he faced in the 2-0 win over the Nittany Lions. Breedlove did not walk a hitter and struck out five. He needed just 101 pitches for the nine-inning masterpiece.


West Player

Derek Jones (Snohomish, Wash.)

Washington State senior outfielder


Jones went 9 for 16 (.563) in four games with two doubles, two homers, two steals, seven runs and six RBI. His slugging percentage was 1.063 and his on-base percentage was .650. Jones went 5 for 7 in two games against USC with two homers. He now has 39 career dingers, one away from the school record.


West Pitcher

Shawn Stuart (Turlock, Calif.)

Long Beach State senior right-hander


Stuart tossed a one-hit shutout against Cal Poly on Sunday, helping the Dirtbags win their first Big West series. Stuart walked one and struck out a season-high nine. He needed just 108 pitches to secure the 4-0 road win over the Mustangs. The lone hit for Cal Poly was a one-out triple by David Armendariz



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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