May 16, 2012
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Players of the Week
Pablo Bermudez (Miami Shores, Fla.)
FIU senior outfielder
Bermudez went 10 for 17 (.588) in four games with 11 runs and
seven RBI. Bermudez blasted a pair of home runs from his leadoff spot. He went 3
for 4 in Sunday’s game against Arkansas State with a homer, three runs and four
RBI as the Golden Panthers clinched the Sun Belt series win.
Ross Stripling (Southlake, Texas)
Texas A&M senior right-hander
Stripling pitched a no-hitter on Saturday against San Diego State
and was one batter away from a perfect game. Stripling allowed a one-out walk in
the fifth and the runner was erased trying to steal second. No other hitters
reached, as Stripling faced the minimum 27. He struck out seven and threw 106
Regional Players of the Week
John Leroux (Auburn, Mass.)
Northeastern junior catcher
Leroux went 9 for 16 (.563) in four games with three doubles,
three homers, eight runs and 11 RBI. Leroux had four multi-hit games as the
Huskies went 3-1. He went deep in the CAA series opener against Old Dominion on
Friday and had a game-winning three-run double on Saturday against the Monarchs.
Justin Amlung (Louisville, Ky.)
Louisville junior right-hander
Amlung hurled seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 series-opening Big
East victory over first-place St. John’s. Amlung allowed three hits and one walk
while striking out six. The win sparked the Cardinals to a series win over the
Red Storm. Amlung raised his record to 8-3 and lowered his ERA to 1.99.
Michael Felton (Tempe, Ariz.)
Campbell junior second baseman
Felton batted .625 (15 for 24) in five games with four runs and
five RBI. He had two doubles and a pair of steals to help the Camels to a 4-1
week. Felton had an on-base percentage of .625 and slugging percentage of .708.
In a three-game Big South sweep of second-place Radford, Felton went 10 for 14
Robbie Powell (Punta Gorda, Fla.)
Stetson senior right-hander
Powell picked up four saves in five appearances as he set a
school record and tied the Atlantic Sun mark with 18 saves for the season.
Powell earned a save against top-ranked Florida State and registered three at
ETSU. For the week, he allowed three hits, two walks and one run in 6.1 innings
with nine strikeouts.
Paul Hoenecke (Kewaskum, Wis.)
Milwaukee senior first baseman/catcher
Hoenecke went 10 for 17 (.588) in four victories with nine runs
and eight RBI. Hoenecke had four doubles and a home run. He started the week by
going 2 for 2 with a homer at Miller Park against Northwestern with three runs
and three RBI. Hoenecke was 3 for 5 on Sunday against Butler with three runs and
Kyle Freeland (Denver, Colo.)
Evansville freshman left-hander
Freeland tossed a one-hit shutout with a career-high 11
strikeouts as the Purple Aces edged Missouri State in the deciding contest of
their three-game MVC set. Freeland walked one and carried a no-hitter into the
ninth before surrendering an infield single. He retired 17 straight from the
second to eighth.
Joe Sever (San Jose, Calif.)
Pepperdine junior second baseman
Sever went 8 for 16 (.500) in four games with six runs and four
RBI as the Waves posted a 3-1 mark. Sever was hit by a pitch with the bases
loaded in the bottom of the 11th in Thursday’s 4-3 win to open the BYU series.
His two-run single in the eighth on Friday gave the Waves the lead for good.
Preston Olson (Taylorsville, Utah)
Utah Valley senior right-hander
Olson pitched a 10-0 shutout at NYIT on Saturday and set a school
record with 16 strikeouts. He allowed two hits, two walks and one hit batsman in
eight innings as the game was halted due to the conference 10-run rule. The
victory was No. 31 in the 32-game win streak for the Wolverines.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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