May 2, 2012
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Derek Gibson (Bonne Terre, Mo.)
Southeast Missouri sophomore outfielder
Gibson went 12 for 21 (.571) in four games to extend his hit
streak to 29 games. He had three doubles, three homers, seven runs and 13 RBI.
Gibson posted an on-base percentage of .591 and slugging percentage of 1.143. He
tied a school record with three doubles on Friday at UT Martin.
Kevin Ferguson (Suffern, N.Y.)
Northeastern junior left-hander
Ferguson was one batter from a perfect game, pitching a one-hit
shutout in a 2-0 win over Towson on Sunday. Ferguson faced the minimum 27
batters with no walks and nine strikeouts. He allowed a single by Kurt Wertz in
the second, but Wertz was picked off by Huskies catcher Jon Leroux.
Regional Players of the Week
Travis Jankowski (Lancaster, Pa.)
Stony Brook junior outfielder
Jankowski went 13 for 20 (.650) in five games with 10 runs and
six RBI as the Seawolves extended their win streak to 10. Jankowski had five
extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs over the weekend against UMBC, to
post a slugging percentage of 1.200. He was also 6 for 6 in stolen base
Pat Light (Colts Neck, N.J.)
Monmouth junior right-hander
Light set a school record with a career-best 15 strikeouts in a
6-5 win over LIU Brooklyn on Friday. He allowed five hits and one run in eight
innings with no walks. Light registered four perfect innings and posted his
fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season. He fanned six of the game’s
first seven hitters.
Daniel Bowman (Bridgewater, Va.)
Coastal Carolina senior outfielder
Bowman batted .611 (11 for 18) in four games with 10 runs and
five RBI. Bowman had one double and one home run in posting a slugging
percentage of .833 and on-base percentage of .650. He was also 2 for 2 on stolen
base attempts as the Chanticleers registered four road victories.
Brandon Bixler (Oviedo, Fla.)
FGCU sophomore left-hander
Bixler struck out 14 in seven scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over
Kennesaw State in Sunday’s series finale. Bixler allowed one hit and walked one.
He was one away from the program record of 15 strikeouts set by current
major-leaguer Chris Sale in 2010. Bixler struck out the side in the second and
Max White (Durant, Okla.)
Oklahoma junior outfielder/infielder
White went 8 for 18 (.444) in four games with two doubles, one
homer, four runs and nine RBI. White had a slugging percentage of .722. He had a
career-high five RBI in Saturday’s series finale against Kansas. White belted a
three-run homer in the fifth and added a two-run single in the ninth.
David Garner (Niles, Mich.)
Michigan State sophomore right-hander
Garner pitched a shutout against Big Ten leader Purdue on Sunday.
Garner allowed five hits over nine innings with no walks and seven strikeouts in
recording his first collegiate complete game. The Boilermakers, blanked for the
first time, started the week ranked third in Division I in hitting and 15th in
Bobby Brown (San Diego, Calif.)
Arizona senior designated hitter
Brown went 9 for 12 (.750) in a three-game home sweep of ETSU
with one double, two triples, one homer, six runs, nine RBI and three steals. He
opened the series by going 4 for 4 with a double, two triples, four runs and six
RBI. Brown raised his batting average nearly 50 points last week from .298 to
Marco Gonzales (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Gonzaga sophomore left-hander
Gonzales was brilliant on Saturday against Loyola Marymount,
posting career highs with 11 scoreless innings and 15 strikeouts. He did not
figure in the decision as the Bulldogs won 1-0 in 12 innings. Gonzales allowed
five hits and did not walk a batter. He needed 139 pitches to get through 11
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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(Light photo courtesy of Monmouth University Photo, other photos courtesy of Media Relations Offices)