April 4, 2012
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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