March 12, 2008
CollegeBaseballInsider.com National Player of the Week
Aaron Murphree (Weatherford, Texas)
Arkansas senior first
Murphree posted staggering numbers last week, blasting eight home runs in six
games with 13 runs and 15 RBI. He has gone deep in a school-record six straight
games, all victories for the Razorbacks. Murphree batted .524 (11-24) and his
on-base percentage was .660. Murphree also had three steals. He batted .667
(6-9) with three homers and seven RBI in a doubleheader with South Dakota State.
Murphree homered five times in three games against Siena.
Winkelmann (Omaha, Neb.)
Creighton senior third baseman
Winkelmann drove in 17 runners on eight hits in the Bluejays’
five games last week. He had three home runs and two doubles. The former junior
college player of the year had eight RBI in a Wednesday doubleheader against
Memphis, including a grand slam in Game 1 and a three-run shot in the nightcap.
In the Rice Classic, Winkelmann had a three-run double against Western Carolina
on Friday, five RBI vs. Michigan State on Saturday and homered against the host
Owls on Sunday.
Regional Players of the Week
Mike Sheridan (Washington, D.C.)
William & Mary junior first baseman
Sheridan hit .706 (12-17) in five games
with the Tribe winning four. He smacked two home runs and drove in 10. Sheridan
scored nine and had two steals. In a three-game Colonial Athletic Association
series with Hofstra, Sheridan was 9-10 with two homers, seven runs and 10 RBI.
In a 21-6 win over the Pride, he went 4 for 5 with a home run, seven RBI and
Clayton Shunick (Alpharetta, Ga.)
NC State junior pitcher
Shunick worked eight innings with nine
strikeouts, both career highs, in a 2-0 victory over nationally-ranked Virginia
in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. He allowed three hit and walked
one. It was the third appearance of the season and his first start. In 2008,
Shunick has allowed one unearned run in 17 innings with 10 hits, one walk and 18
Shooter Hunt (Wyckoff, N.J.)
Tulane junior pitcher
Hunt did not allow a run in seven innings and struck out 11 as
the Green Wave registered a 2-0 victory over nationally-ranked UC Irvine,
handing the Anteaters their first loss of the season. Hunt allowed one hit and
only two runners reached second base. He fanned at least one batter in each
inning. Hunt improved his record to 2-0 and lowered his ERA to 0.95.
Ike Davis (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Arizona State junior first baseman and pitcher
Davis helped the Sun Devils remain undefeated with his work at
the plate and on the mound. He batted .450 (9-20) in five games with two homers,
nine runs and seven RBI. The lefty also pitched twice. Davis earned the victory
on Saturday against Massachusetts, striking out the four batters he faced. Also
in that Saturday win against the Minutemen, Davis recorded the first multi-homer
game of his career.
regional players of the week are chosen based on their conference affiliation.
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