May 9, 2012
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Jared King (Dublin, Ohio)
Kansas State sophomore outfielder
King went 10 for 16 (.625) in four games with seven runs and 12
RBI. King had three doubles, one triple and one home run for a slugging
percentage of 1.125. He walked three times and posted an on-base percentage of
.650, helping the Wildcats to a 3-1 week. King had multiple hits in all four
Andrew Heaney (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
Oklahoma State junior left-hander
Heaney pitched a three-hit shutout against Oklahoma on Friday in
Tulsa in The Bedlam Series opener. Heaney walked one and struck out seven. He
only allowed two base-runners past first, both coming in the second inning.
Heaney finished strong, retiring the final 13 batters of the contest.
Regional Players of the Week
Simon Kudernatsch (Czech Republic)
Hartford senior third baseman
Kudernatsch went 14 for 21 (.667) in six
games to extend his hit streak to nine. Kudernatsch had three doubles, three
walks, eight runs and nine RBI. In a four-game Atlantic East series with UMBC,
he was 10 for 14 (.714). In the series finale, he went 3 for 3 with two doubles,
three runs and three RBI.
Blake Hauser (Midlothian, Va.)
VCU junior right-hander
Hauser was dominant out of the pen, recording a win and two
saves. He struck out 11 in 4.1 scoreless innings with one hit. Hauser struck out
the side in the ninth to get a save at VMI on Tuesday and a win over Georgia
State on Friday. He fanned five in 2.1 innings for a save against the Panthers
Gaither Bumgardner (Fort Lawn, S.C.)
USC Upstate junior outfielder
Bumgardner batted .667 (16 for 24) in five
games with three doubles, nine runs and eight RBI. Bumgardner went 5 for 5 on
Tuesday at Wofford and again on Wednesday at Georgia State. He had streaks of 11
consecutive hits and 15 straight times on base, both three away from NCAA
Hobbs Johnson (Rocky Mount, N.C.)
North Carolina sophomore left-hander
Johnson earned two victories, allowing four hits and one run in
9.1 innings with 13 strikeouts. He surrendered two hits in four scoreless
innings with six strikeouts in a 2-0 Tuesday win over Winthrop. Johnson had a
career-high seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings with two hits in a 4-1 win over BC
Richie Rodriguez (Miami, Fla.)
Eastern Kentucky senior shortstop
Rodriguez went 8 for 12 (.667) in an OVC series win at UT Martin
with nine runs and four RBI. Rodriguez had two doubles, one triple and one home
run for a slugging percentage of 1.250. He posted an on-base percentage of .688
and stole two bases. Rodriguez hit for the cycle in Saturday’s contest.
Nick Petree (Clinton, Mo.)
Missouri State sophomore right-hander
Petree struck out a career-high 12 in eight
scoreless innings in a 7-0 win over Air Force Friday in the Jayhawk Classic.
Petree allowed three hits and walked three. He extended his consecutive
scoreless innings streak to 30, a school record. Petree has a string of 64.2
straight innings without an earned run.
Goose Kallunki (Orem, Utah)
Utah Valley senior first baseman
Kallunki went 10 for 19 (.526) in five
games with three doubles, one triple, three home runs and 12 RBI. Kallunki had a
slugging percentage of 1.263 and on-base percentage of .640 as the Wolverines
extended their win streak to 28. Kallunki leads NCAA Division I college baseball
with 72 RBI.
Abe Bobb (Denver, Colo.)
San Francisco sophomore right-hander
Bobb went the distance in a 7-2 win at
Pepperdine Friday in the WCC series opener. Bobb allowed four hits and one
earned run. He did not walk a batter and struck out five, needing just 98
pitches for his first complete game. Bobb gave up a leadoff single in the first
and then retired the next 18 straight hitters.
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