March 11, 2015
Players of the Week
Nate Palace (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Valparaiso sophomore first baseman
went 9 for 24 (.375) with three doubles, four homers, 12 runs and 17 RBI as the
Crusaders went 3-2 against Western Carolina and USC Upstate. He entered with two
RBI in his first six games before his big week.
Taylor Clarke (Ashburn, Va.)
College of Charleston junior right-hander
tossed his first nine-inning complete game and struck out a school-record 18
batters in a 3-1 win over Radford. He allowed one run on five hits with no
walks, striking out at least two batters in seven innings.
CollegeBaseballInsider.com Regional Players of the Week
Ryan Welling (Baltimore, Md.)
La Salle senior catcher
went 10 for 15 (.667) with a homer, three doubles and nine RBI as La Salle won
two of three at UNC Asheville.
Nick Gruener (Miami, Fla.)
Harvard sophomore right-hander
allowed just one run on three hits and struck out four as Harvard knocked off
Mercer in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
Will Craig (Johnson City, Tenn.)
Forest sophomore infielder/designated hitter
hit .562 with three homers and seven RBI as the Demon Deacons went 3-1 against
UNC Greensboro and Virginia Tech. Craig entered this week leading the ACC in
average, RBI, slugging, total bases and doubles.
Carson Cross (Brentwood, N.H.)
tossed a complete game against FIU, allowing one run on two hits and striking
Zeuch (Mason, Ohio)
turned in eight shutout innings with four hits, no walks and eight strikeouts as
the Panthers edged top-ranked Virginia 1-0.
Kyle Wood (Orland Park, Ill.)
Purdue junior first baseman
went 9 for 11 with two homers and seven RBI in three games against Oklahoma,
totaling an .846 OBA and 1.455 slugging percentage.
Alex Young (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.)
picked up two wins on the week, tossing two innings in relief against No. 13
Rice and eight innings in a win over No. 6 UCLA. On the week, he allowed five
hits and one run and struck out 12 in 10 innings.
Collin Ferguson (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Mary’s senior first baseman
went 10 for 17 (.588) with three homers, three doubles, nine runs and nine RBI
in extending his hitting streak to 15 games and helping the Gaels to three wins
in four games at Utah Valley.
Thomas Eshelman (Carlsbad, Calif.)
State Fullerton junior right-hander
was brilliant in a 4-0 complete-game win over No. 7 Texas Tech, allowing five
hits and striking out a career-best 14.
Andrew Moore (Eugene, Ore.)
Oregon State junior right-hander
allowed three hits and a run and struck out 10 in a 10-inning no-decision
against Fresno State.