March 13, 2014 Louisville Slugger

Players of the Week





National Player

Mac James (New Braunfels, Texas)

Oklahoma junior catcher/first baseman


James went 13 for 19 (.684) with three doubles, a homer, six runs and six RBI in five games last week as the Sooners went 4-1. Over the weekend against Rutgers, he went 9 for 12, including a 4-for-4 game with three runs and a homer on Sunday.


National Pitcher

Javi Salas (Coral Gables, Fla.)

Miami senior right-hander


Salas turned in a perfect game – the first since Virginia’s Will Roberts in 2011 and 23rd D-I perfecto overall – in a 17-0 win over Villanova. Salas struck out six for the Hurricanes. Louisville Slugger

Regional Players of the Week


Northeast Player

Jimmy Luppens (Wading River, N.Y.)

Canisius senior first baseman


Luppens helped lead the Golden Griffins to a four-game sweep at Norfolk Sate, going 10 for 16 with five runs and 10 RBI. Luppens totaled five hits and seven RBI in Saturday’s doubleheader.


Northeast Pitcher

Bailey Ober (Huntersville, N.C.)

College of Charleston freshman right-hander


Ober tossed a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts for Charleston’s first complete-game shutout since 2014 in baffling The Citadel. On the year, Ober is 4.0 with a 1.00 ERA and 26 strikeouts and zero walks in 27 innings.


Southeast Player

Drew Adams (Lula, Ga.)

Lipscomb senior outfielder


Adams batted .389 over five games with two triples, a homer, four runs and 10 RBI as Lipscomb went 5-0. He leads the Bison (10-8) with 20 RBI on the year.


Southeast Pitcher

Aaron Nola (Baton Rouge, La.)

LSU junior right-hander


Nola continues to stake his claim as college baseball’s best pitcher, tossing eight innings of shutout ball with two hits and 12 strikeouts against Purdue. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in 53 innings dating to last season.


Central Player

Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif.)

Michigan junior outfielder


Glines went 9 for 17 (.529) with five doubles, a triple, six runs and eight RBI as the Wolverines had a 4-2 week in Florida. He leads the Wolverines with a .369 average and 12 RBI.


Central Pitcher

Ryan Riga (Fairfield, Ohio)

Ohio State junior left-hander


Riga was fantastic against Oregon, tossing a complete-game shutout with five hits, one walk and a career-best 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 win. On the year, the lefty is 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA.


West Player

Brad Anderson (Yorba Linda, Calif.)

Pepperdine sophomore first baseman


Anderson went 8 for 14 (.571) with three runs and five RBI as the Waves beat UNC Wilmington, USC, UCLA and Houston in a 4-0 week.


West Pitchers

Jace Fry (Beaverton, Ore.)

Oregon State junior left-hander


Kolton Mahoney (West Point, Utah)

BYU sophomore right-hander


Fry tossed a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks as Oregon State blanked Northern Illinois. He’s now 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA on the season. Mahoney fired a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks in a 5-0 win over Nicholls. He’s now 2-2 with a 2.17 ERA, and opponents are hitting .122 against him.