April 3, 2013


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Players of the Week





National Player

Kevin Brown (Northborough, Mass.)

Bryant senior third baseman


Brown went 8 for 12 (.667) with three home runs, seven stolen bases, 11 runs and 14 RBI in five games. Brown had a double and a triple while posting a slugging percentage of 1.583. He drew seven walks for an on-base percentage of .800. Brown reached base in 16 consecutive plate appearances, two away from the NCAA record.


National Pitcher

Sean Furney (Warwick, R.I.)

Rhode Island senior right-hander


Furney faced the minimum 27 batters in a complete-game shutout of Dayton. He allowed two singles and both were erased on the base paths, one on a double play and the other was caught stealing. Furney did not walk a batter and struck out four. He retired the first 10 hitters and needed just 83 pitches to record the 4-0 win.



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Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Matt Reistetter (Hauppauge, N.Y.)

Hofstra junior catcher


Reistetter batted .556 (10 for 18) with one double, one triple, one homer, seven runs & eight RBI in five wins. His slugging percentage was .889 and his on-base percentage was .591. Reistetter threw out three of five runners. In a three-game weekend sweep of George Mason, Reistetter went 8 for 11 (.727) with seven RBI.



Northeast Pitcher

Alex Godzak (Syracuse, N.Y.)

Canisius freshman left-hander


Godzak pitched seven hitless innings against Iona on Friday as part of the program’s first nine-inning Division I no-hitter. Godzak walked the second and third hitters of the game before retiring the next 20 Gaels. He recorded six strikeouts in the 8-0 victory. Rohn Pierce and Jon Fitzsimmons completed the no-hitter.



Southeast Player

Mason Katz (Harahan, La.)

LSU senior first baseman


Katz went 11 for 18 (.611) in four games with three home runs and 12 RBI. He added a double, a triple and five runs in the four victories. In a three-game SEC sweep at Missouri, Katz batted .571 (8 for 14) with three homers, eight RBI and four runs. He went deep in each game against the Tigers.


Southeast Pitcher

Jonathon Crawford (Okeechobee, Fla.)

Florida junior right-hander


Crawford pitched a two-hit shutout on Saturday against nationally-ranked Ole Miss. He allowed two hits, both singles, and two walks in nine innings. Crawford struck out a season-high eight in the 7-0 victory. The base hits for the Rebels came in the fourth and sixth innings. It was the second career shutout for Crawford.



Central Player

Blake Marchal (La Porte, Texas)

Central Arkansas senior second baseman


Marchal went 7 for 15 (.467) with six runs and 10 RBI in four contests. He had two doubles, a triple and two home runs for a slugging percentage of 1.133. Marchal had a career-high five RBI in an 11-3 win over Oklahoma State. He drove in three on Thursday in a 10-0 victory over Lamar.


Central Pitcher

Jonathan Gray (Chandler, Okla.)

Oklahoma junior right-hander


Gray matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in a 12-1 victory over Kansas on Friday in the Big 12 series opener. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh. Gray finished the game with two hits, one run and no walks to raise his record to 5-1. Gray leads the Big 12 with 53.2 innings and 63 strikeouts.


West Player

Trent Gilbert (Torrance, Calif.)

Arizona sophomore second baseman


Gilbert batted .385 (5 for 13) with two doubles, three runs and six RBI in a three-game Pac-12 sweep of Utah. Gilbert drew one walk and was hit by a pitch for an on-base percentage of .467. He had two doubles and a career-high five RBI in Friday’s series opener. Gilbert knocked in the game-winning run on Saturday.


West Pitcher

Cole Irvin (Yorba Linda, Calif.)

Oregon freshman left-hander


Irvin hurled the staff’s first complete-game shutout of the season in a 6-0 decision against Washington on Saturday. Irvin allowed four hits and one walk, with only two Huskies advancing past first base. Irvin struck out a season-high 11. He raised his record to 5-1 and lowered his ERA to 3.00.


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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