March 5, 2008 National Player of the Week


Scott Gorgen (Concord, Calif.)

UC Irvine junior pitcher

Gorgen blanked San Francisco on one hit, the first of three shutouts for the Anteaters against the Dons in the series. In recording his seventh career complete game, Gorgen struck out a career-high 12, including five of the first six batters. The right-hander faced just two over the minimum. Gorgen extended his scoreless inning streak to 15.


Regional Players of the Week



Sean Black (Mt. Laurel, N.J.)

Seton Hall sophomore pitcher


Black pitched a complete game for the Pirates at Richmond, allowing one hit in seven innings in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. Black was perfect through 5.2 innings, surrendering a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the sixth. The right-hander finished with a career-high 13 strikeouts.




Nick McCully (Lakeland, Fla.)

Coastal Carolina sophomore pitcher

McCully recorded a win and a save in two appearances last week. The right-hander fanned two in earning a save in the Chanticleers’ 4-2 win over Marshall on Friday. McCully started Sunday’s game against George Mason and allowed a bunt single and a walk in seven innings with nine strikeouts, a career-high.




Barry Bowden (Vidalia, La.)

Southern Miss senior pitcher

Bowden threw a complete-game two-hit shutout in the Golden Eagles 6-0 victory over No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday. The senior righty (2-0, 0.63 ERA) retired the final 13 batters he faced and 26 of the final 27 batters. He also tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in his fourth career complete game.




Xavier Scruggs (Poway, Calif.)

UNLV junior third baseman

Scruggs batted .667 (14 for 21) with three homers, two doubles, a triple, 10 RBI and nine runs last week, including a 5-for-5 performance in the Rebels' 21-5 victory over Maine. Scruggs hit three home runs, drove in seven, and scored five times in Saturday's lopsided defeat of the Black Bears.

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