March 20, 2013 Louisville Slugger

Players of the Week





National Player

Kris Bryant (Las Vegas, Nev.)

San Diego junior third baseman


Bryant went 5 for 12 (.417) in a three-game West Coast Conference sweep of BYU with four home runs and eight RBI. His slugging percentage was 1.417 and on-base percentage of .588. Bryant had a three-run game-winning homer in the series opener and a two-run game-winner in the 14th in the series finale.



National Pitcher

Pat Young (The Woodlands, Texas)

Villanova junior right-hander


Young hurled seven scoreless innings with three hits, no walks and a career-high 18 strikeouts in an 8-2 victory over Chicago State. He faced 26 batters and only six balls were put in play, with three singles and three groundouts. Young struck out the side in six innings and fanned the highest total in Division I over the past two seasons.
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Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Dominic Fratantuono (Linthicum, Md.)

Towson junior outfielder


Fratantuono went 12 for 22 (.545) in five games with three doubles, one homer, eight runs and 11 RBI. He posted an on-base percentage of .653 and slugging percentage of .919 as the Tigers won four of five contests. Fratantuono scored seven and knocked in six in a three-game CAA sweep at Hofstra.


Northeast Pitcher

Shawn O’Neill (Philadelphia, Pa.)

La Salle junior left-hander


O’Neill pitched a complete game one-hitter on Saturday in a 7-0 win over Chicago State. He allowed a pair of walks and struck out 10. O’Neill faced just three over the minimum. It was his first career victory as an Explorer, having transferred from Richmond. O’Neill sat out in 2012 after transferring to La Salle.


Southeast Player

Zane Evans (Roswell, Ga.)

Georgia Tech junior catcher


Evans drove in nine in a three-game ACC sweep of Boston College. Evans went 7 for 15 (.467) with two doubles, a triple, two homers and five runs. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.133. Evans snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-run homer in the fifth in Friday’s 12-5 victory over the Eagles.


Southeast Pitcher

Benton Moss (Enfield, N.C.)

North Carolina sophomore right-hander


Moss carried a no-hitter into the sixth in Saturday’s ACC victory over Miami (Fla.). Moss allowed two hits and three walks in seven scoreless innings. He tied a season high with nine strikeouts. The win was the fifth of the season for Moss, the top mark in the ACC. His 39 strikeouts are fourth in the conference.


Central Player

Mike Kozlowski (Crown Point, Ind.)

Murray State senior first baseman


Kozlowski batted .571 (12 for 21) in five games with six doubles, one triple, one homer, six runs and 11 RBI. His slugging percentage was 1.095 and on-base percentage of .583 as the Breds won four of five. Kozlowski had a pair of four-hit games and hit for the cycle on Saturday against UT Martin.


Central Pitcher

Jonathan Gray (Chandler, Okla.)

Oklahoma junior right-hander


Gray struck out a career-best 12 in a 1-0 complete-game win over Northwestern State on Friday. Gray scattered five hits and did not walk a batter. He improved to 4-1 and has not allowed a run in 16 consecutive innings. Gray is second in the Big 12 with 39 strikeouts and 35.2 innings.


West Player

Brian Mundell (Valencia, Calif.)

Cal Poly freshman designated hitter


Mundell went 8 for 16 (.500) in four games with two doubles, two homers, four runs and four RBI. He had the game-winning hit in both Mustang victories. Mundell had a home run in the bottom of the 10th in a 6-5 win over San Jose State on Tuesday. His three-run dinger on Thursday snapped a 3-3 tie in a 6-3 win over Notre Dame.


West Pitcher

Matt Boyd (Mercer Island, Wash.)

Oregon State senior left-hander


Boyd allowed two hits in seven innings in a 6-2 victory at Arizona Friday to kick off Pac-12 play. Boyd surrendered one extra-base hit and one earned run. He walked one and struck out six. Boyd recorded his fourth win of the season and improved his career mark to 15-1, a school-record .938 winning percentage.



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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