March 13, 2013 Louisville Slugger

Players of the Week





National Player

Cody Hudson (Germantown, Tenn.)

Austin Peay senior outfielder


Hudson batted .500 (11 for 22) with 11 RBI and three steals in five games. He had five multi-hit games in a 5-0 week. Hudson had three game-winning hits. He had a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat Michigan State. His suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 10th topped Milwaukee.



National Pitcher

Tom Windle (Maple Grove, Minn.)

Minnesota junior left-hander


Windle pitched a no-hitter in a 3-0 victory over Western Illinois on Friday. He walked one and struck out eight in nine innings. Windle needed just 95 pitches to complete the game. It was the first no-hitter for the Golden Gophers since a seven-inning no-hitter by Joe Westfall in 1993, first nine-inning no-no since 1931. Louisville Slugger

Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Ben Verlander (Maidens, Va.)

Old Dominion junior first baseman/outfielder


Verlander went 7 for 11 (.636) with four home runs and nine RBI in four games. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.727 and on-base percentage of .727. In Saturday’s game against Northeastern, Verlander went 4 for 4 with three home runs, including a grand slam, and seven RBI.



Northeast Pitcher

Frankie Vanderka (Levittown, N.Y.)

Stony Brook junior right-hander


Vanderka tossed his second collegiate no-hitter in a 2-0 victory at Fordham on Sunday. He walked three (one intentionally) and struck out six in nine innings. Vanderka faced four hitters over the minimum. Vanderka pitched a no-hitter during his freshman season at NJIT on March 18, 2011.



Southeast Player

Tyler Marincov (Orlando, Fla.)

North Florida junior outfielder


Marincov batted .421 (8 for 19) in four games with three home runs, a triple, a double, 10 RBI and eight runs. Marincov had four multi-hit games and homered in three consecutive contests. Marincov posted a slugging percentage of 1.053 and added a sacrifice fly and a stolen base.


Southeast Pitcher

Kevin Ziomek (Amherst, Mass.)

Vanderbilt junior left-hander


Ziomek pitched his second consecutive complete game with a two-hitter at Oregon on Friday. He struck out eight, walked one and allowed one run in a 4-1 victory. Ziomek retired 18 of the final 19 batters he faced. In his past two games, Ziomek had allowed one run on three hits with 28 strikeouts.


Central Player

Kyle Schwarber (Middletown, Ohio)

Indiana sophomore catcher


Schwarber went 10 for 14 (.714) in three games with a double, a homer, four runs and four RBI as the Hoosiers took two of three at Florida. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.000 and on-base percentage of .733. Schwarber had multiple hits and drove in at least one run in each of the three contests.



Central Pitcher

Tyler Rogers (Littleton, Colo.)

Austin Peay senior right-hander


Rogers went 3-0 with a save in four appearances. He did not allow an earned run in 5.1 innings with five strikeouts. Rogers got the final six outs against Michigan State for the victory. He earned a save vs. Western Kentucky. Rogers pitched the 10th against Milwaukee and got the final four outs against Creighton for another two wins.



West Player

Kris Bryant (Las Vegas, Nev.)

San Diego junior third baseman


Bryant belted five home runs in six games as the Toreros posted a 4-2 mark. He batted .474 (9 for 19) with one double, 12 runs and nine RBI. Bryant had a slugging percentage of 1.316. Bryant drew eight walks and posted an on-base percentage of .643. He started the week with two homers against Cal State Fullerton.



West Pitcher

Trevor Williams (San Diego, Calif.)

Arizona State junior right-hander


Williams hurled his second straight complete game and third career shutout in a 4-0 victory over Long Beach State on Saturday. He surrendered three hits and one walk over nine innings with five strikeouts. Williams allowed only three baserunners over the final six innings.



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


(photos courtesy of Media Relations Offices)