Feb 27, 2013


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Players of the Week





National Player

LB Dantzler (Winter Haven, Fla.)

South Carolina senior first baseman


Dantzler went 9 for 13 (.692) in a three-game sweep of Albany with two doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI and six runs. With 17 total bases, his slugging percentage was 1.308. Dantzler posted an on-base percentage of .733. In Friday’s 8-3 victory, he recorded career highs with four hits and five RBI.



National Pitcher

Bryce Biggerstaff (Sherwood, Ark.)

Central Arkansas junior right-hander


Biggerstaff threw the second no-hitter in program history as the Bears thumped Jackson State 13-0 on Sunday. Biggerstaff struck out a career-best nine. He was perfect through five before plunking the leadoff hitter in the sixth, the only JSU baserunner. Biggerstaff fanned the first two in the ninth before a groundout ended the contest.


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Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Tucker Tobin (Springfield, Va.)

George Mason junior outfielder/catcher/first baseman


Tobin was a tough out last week, going 10 for 13 (.769) in a three-game home sweep of Iona. Tobin belted two home runs, scored seven and drove in seven for the Patriots. He also walked twice and stole a pair of bases. Tobin went 4 for 4 with a walk and four runs in Friday’s series opener and went deep twice on Sunday.



Northeast Pitcher

Ryan Farrar (Mechanicsville, Va.)

VCU senior left-hander


Farrar tossed eight scoreless innings in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Saint Joseph’s as the Rams completed the three-game sweep. Farrar allowed three hits, walked one and struck out six. The Hawks put runners on the corners with one away in the first. Farrar got a strikeout and a come-backer to the mound to end the threat.


Southeast Player

Nolan Earley (Anderson, Ind.)

South Alabama senior outfielder


Earley went 7 for 10 (.700) in four games with three doubles, eight walks, seven runs and eight RBI. His slugging percentage was 1.000 and on-base percentage was .842. Earley hit safely in all four games, including a pair of multi-hit outings, and knocked in at least one in each contest. Earley extend his on-base streak to 25 games.


Southeast Pitcher

Philip Pfeifer (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Vanderbilt sophomore left-hander


Pfeifer had a pair of starts last week, going 2-0 with six hits, one earned run, four walks and 16 strikeouts in 12.2 innings. He fanned 10 in 6.2 innings at Belmont on Tuesday with four hits and one run. Pfeifer punched out six in six innings on Sunday against Monmouth with two hits and one unearned run.


Central Player

Matt Jones (Arvada, Colo.)

Southern Illinois junior catcher


Jones batted .474 (9 for 19) in four games for the Salukis with 10 RBI. In a three-game series over the weekend at Jacksonville State, Jones was 8 for 15 with three doubles and three multi-hit games. He had three hits and knocked in five in Friday’s series opener and repeated the three hits and five RBI on Saturday.



Central Pitcher

Austin Pruitt (The Woodlands, Texas)

Houston senior right-hander


Pruitt was nearly perfect on Saturday in a 1-0 victory at Texas State. Pruitt tossed a one-hitter, pitching nine innings for the first time. He fanned a career-high 10, including half looking. The lone hit was a grounder through the right side in the seventh. Pruitt threw 106 pitches and faced one batter over the minimum.


West Player

Trever Allen (Tempe, Ariz.)

Arizona State sophomore outfielder


Allen helped the Sun Devils take two of three at Tennessee with four hits, two homers, four runs and five RBI. He posted a slugging percentage of .833 and accounted for seven of ASU’s 11 runs. Allen smacked a three-run homer in Friday’s victory and a two-run dinger on Sunday to put ASU on top for good.



West Pitcher

Ryan Brockett (West Hills, Calif.)

Saint Mary’s junior left-hander


Brockett pitched the first no-hitter at the new Louis Guisto Field and first in recent history in a 15-0 thumping of Chicago State on Sunday. Brockett walked two and struck out 11, throwing 113 pitches and 77 for strikes. Markus Melgosa made a diving catch in left to end the second, the closest the Cougars came to a hit.


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


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