April 17, 2013


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Players of the Week





National Player

Colin Moran (Rye, N.Y.)

North Carolina junior third baseman


Moran drove in 16 runs and scored 11 over five games for the Tar Heels. Moran knocked in at least one run in each of the five victories and had three or more RBI in four outings. He went 12 for 24 (.500) at the plate with two doubles and two home runs. Moran also drew four walks and did not fan in 29 plate appearances.



National Pitcher

Cale Elam (Oktaha, Okla.)

Wichita State junior right-hander


Elam registered his first collegiate shutout, a 4-0 victory at Bradley on Friday to open their MVC series. Elam struck out a career-high 13 and did not issue a walk. He scattered five hits, all singles. Elam fanned at least one batter in eight of nine innings and multiple hitters in four of the nine innings.


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Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Joe Purritano (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.)

Dartmouth freshman infielder


Purritano batted .529 (10 for 19) in five games with four homers, two doubles and one triple. Purritano had 11 RBI and scored eight. His slugging percentage was 1.368 in the five victories. Purritano walked twice and posted an on-base percentage of .571. All four dingers came in Ivy League action against Brown.


Northeast Pitcher

Craig Schlitter (Guilford, Conn.)

Bryant junior right-hander


Schlitter carried a no-hitter into the seventh in a 4-0 victory over Quinnipiac in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. He surrendered a double with one away in the seventh. Schlitter retired the final two hitters on groundouts to end the contest. He allowed just three base runners (double, walk, error) and struck out four.


Southeast Player

Brandon Murray (Nassau, Bahamas)

College of Charleston junior outfielder


Murray set a program record with nine RBI in Sunday’s 18-5 victory over Davidson. Murray had a grand slam, a three-run homer and a two-run double in the contest. For the three-game series, Murray had three home runs and 13 RBI, along with a slugging percentage of 1.154.



Southeast Pitcher

Glenn Frye (Lillington, N.C.)

NC Central senior right-hander


Frye recorded his second shutout of the season with a 10-0 MEAC victory over Bethune-Cookman. Frye allowed four hits and one walk in seven innings with five strikeouts. Frye is tied for the team lead with 40 strikeouts and has 191 career strikeouts. Frye is No. 25 in the nation in walks per nine innings (1.09).


Central Player

Michael Marietta (Oak View, Calif.)

Central Arkansas senior catcher


Marietta batted .471 during the week with a slugging percentage of 1.176 and on-base percentage of .524. In a 30-0 win over Grambling State, Marietta went 7 for 7 with 11 RBI to set a program record. He ties team marks with three home runs and three doubles. One of the home runs was a grand slam.


Central Pitcher

Eli Anderson (Glenview, Ill.)

Northern Illinois junior right-hander


Anderson pitched his fourth straight complete game, a 3-2 decision over Western Michigan. Anderson registered a career-best 12 strikeouts and did not walk a batter. He allowed five hits and both runs were unearned. He threw 121 pitches, 87 for strikes (72%). Anderson raised his record to 5-3, including 4-0 in the MAC.


West Player

Bradley Zimmer (La Jolla, Calif.)

San Francisco sophomore outfielder


Zimmer went 7 for 15 with five runs, five RBI, one double, two homers, five walks (three intentional), one stolen base and two sacrifice flies. In a three-game WCC sweep at Santa Clara, Zimmer was 7 for 12 in three extra-inning victories. He had a homer, two runs and two RBI on Saturday and added a two-run homer on Sunday.


West Pitcher

Taylor Black (Allen, Texas)

Texas State sophomore right-hander


Black pitched 7.2 scoreless innings in a 1-0 WAC victory over Louisiana Tech on Friday. He allowed four hits, all singles, and struck out six. From the end of the second into the seventh, Black retired 14 of 17 batters. Black raised his record to 3-4 in his ninth start 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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