April 25, 2012


CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week


National Player

Alex Blandino (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Stanford freshman infielder


Blandino went 9 for 16 (.563) with four home runs and 11 RBI in four games. He had one double, eight runs, on-base percentage of .611 and slugging percentage of 1.375. Blandino homered twice on Friday with four runs and four RBI in a 19-5 win over Arizona State and drove in the game-winner in Sunday’s finale.



National Pitcher

Jordan Spencer (Beaverton, Ore.)
Oregon freshman left-hander


Spencer pitched a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over Portland on Wednesday at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. He faced just two batters over the minimum in logging a career-best nine innings. He hit a batter in the fifth and a hitter reached on an error in the seventh. Spencer did not walk a batter and fanned five.



Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Greg Dupell (Tampa, Fla.)
Navy junior infielder


Dupell went 11 for 21 (.524) in six games with nine runs and 11 RBI. Dupell had three doubles, two home runs and eight walks as the Midshipmen went 5-1. He went 3 for 3 with three RBI in a win over Maryland-Eastern Shore. Dupell doubled twice and homered with a career-high five RBI in a 21-3 victory over Lafayette.



Northeast Pitcher

Logan Lee (Laguna Niguel, Calif.)

Army senior left-hander


Lee pitched the first no-hitter for Army since 1957 in an 8-0 win over Bucknell in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. Lee struck out seven in seven innings. He took a perfect game into the seventh for the second straight start. Lee surrendered a leadoff walk in the seventh for the lone Mountain Hawks' base-runner.



Southeast Player

Tyler Tewell (Charlotte, N.C.)
Appalachian State junior outfielder


Tewell batted .500 (6 for 12) in a three-game sweep of Furman with six runs and six RBI. Tewell had a double, a triple and a home run for a slugging percentage of 1.000. He walked once and was hit by a pitch for an on-base percentage of .571. Tewell had five hits, five runs and six RBI in a DH sweep on Saturday.


Southeast Pitcher

Kyle McGowin (Sag Harbor, N.Y.)
Savannah State sophomore right-hander


McGowin struck out 15 in a 6-0 complete-game victory over Florida A&M in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. He allowed four hits, all singles, and one walk in nine innings. McGowin fanned six straight in the fourth and fifth while working out of a bases-loaded jam with a punchout to end the eighth.



Central Player

Ty Wiesenmeyer (Troy, Ill.)

Illinois State senior outfielder


Wiesenmeyer batted .471 in four games while driving in 10 for the Redbirds. He had a double, a triple and a grand slam in posting a slugging percentage of .824. Wiesenmeyer scored four and walked twice for an on-base percentage of .526. He belted a grand slam in Saturday’s 12-3 win over Bradley.



Central Pitcher

Steven Hill (Colleyville, Texas)

Penn State junior right-hander


Hill tossed a no-hitter against Iowa on Saturday in a 2-0 Big Ten victory. He allowed one walk in nine innings and faced just two over the minimum. Hill struck out three in becoming the first Nittany Lion to register a no-hitter since Nate Bump held Duquesne hitless in 1995.



West Player

Goose Kallunki (Orem, Utah)

Utah Valley senior first baseman


Kallunki went 9 for 17 (.529) with five doubles, three homers, six runs and 11 RBI in a four-game Great West sweep of Texas-Pan American. Kallunki posted a slugging percentage of 1.353 for the Wolverines. Kallunki had his second multi-homer game in the series opener on Thursday.



West Pitcher

Andrew Thurman (Orange, Calif.)

UC Irvine sophomore right-hander


Thurman pitched a no-hitter in Friday’s Big West series opener against Long Beach State. Thurman walked one and struck out five. He faced just two over the minimum in a 4-0 victory over the Dirtbags. Thurman retired 23 straight at one point in becoming the fifth Anteater to record a no-hitter.




Note - regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation. To see our list of regions, click here.


(Blandino photo by Dani Vernon, StanfordPhoto.com, other photos courtesy of Media Relations Offices)