March 19, 2008 National Player of the Week


Billy Barber (Fredericksburg, Va.)

Richmond freshman designated hitter


Barber batted .500 (12-24) in five road games with three doubles, six home runs, nine runs and 16 RBI. He had at least two hits in each of the Spiders’ five games. Barber went 4 for 6 with a homer and three doubles in a 19-9 victory at Charleston Southern. He also had a relief appearance at Duke.



Regional Players of the Week



Tyler Kuhn (Louisville, Ky.)

West Virginia senior shortstop


Kuhn was 16 for 31 (.561) in eight games with five home runs, 10 extra-base hits, 14 runs and 18 RBI as the Mountaineers went 7-1. He had career highs with two homers and seven RBI in a 21-3 win over St. Bonaventure. He capped the week with three hits against Iona, going deep twice and knocking in five in a 17-1 win.




Alex Hassan (Boston, Mass.)
Duke sophomore outfielder/pitcher


Hassan hit .500 (6-12) and his on-base percentage was .619 hitting leadoff for the Dukes. He knocked in the go-ahead run against Quinnipiac and scored the winning run against Richmond. Hassan recorded three saves on the mound, one over Quinnipiac and two in conference play against nationally-ranked Virginia.




Nate Lape (Huntington, N.Y.)

Marshall junior outfielder


Lape batted .543 (13 for 24) with five home runs, 11 RBI, and 12 runs in six games last week against VMI and Valparaiso. The junior had three doubles and stole two bases. The transfer from North Carolina is also leading the Herd in all major offensive categories this season.




Tyler Waldron (Pilot Hill, Calif.)
Pacific freshman pitcher


Waldron helped the Tigers break a seven-game losing streak by defeating Minnesota of the Big Ten. He tossed a complete-game three-hit shutout as Pacific recorded a 1-0 victory. Waldron walked one and recorded 11 strikeouts. He fanned the side in the ninth to secure the victory.


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