Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Division 1 Baseball Conference Players of the Week 022017 to 022617

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Justin Yurchak Coco Montes Brian Fortier
Binghamton South Florida Davidson
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Gavin Sheets Scott Dubrule Mason McCoy
Wake Forest Jacksonville Iowa
Big 12 Big East Big South
Garrett Benge John Valente Sammy Taormina
Oklahoma State St John's Liberty
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Colton Burns Brett Johnson T.J. Nichting
UC Santa Barbara James Madison Charlotte
Kevin Markham
UTSA
Horizon Independents Ivy
Andrew Kendrick none none
Youngstown State
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Andrew Rouse Tanner Allison Ben Ellzey
Marist Western Michigan Florida A&M
Chris Kwitzer
Buffalo
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Tim Millard Luis Gonzalez Dean Lockery
Dallas Baptist New Mexico Central Connecticut
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Collin Harris Hunter Simmons Stephen Born
Tennessee Tech Utah Navy
Southeastern Southern Southland
Brent Rooker Charlie Madden Reid Russell
Mississippi State Mercer Lamar
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Lamar Briggs Noah Cummings Kevin Woodall Jr
Jackson State Oral Roberts Coastal Carolina
West Coast Western Atlantic
Jackson Thoreson Austin Botello
St Mary's New Mexico State

Reid Russell Southland POW 022017 to 022617

Reid Russell of the Lamar Cardinals was selected the Southland Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 7 for 14, .500 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 12 for 29, .414/.553/.655 with 2 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 8 games. The Cardinals are 6-2.

Kevin Woodall Jr Sun Belt POW 022017 to 022617

Kevin Woodall Jr of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior first baseman hit 6 for 20, .300 with 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 5 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 37, .270/.325/.703 with 5 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 9 games. The Chanticleers are 4-5.

Lamar Briggs SWAC POW 022117 to 022717

Lamar Briggs of the Jackson State Tigers was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 21, 2017 through February 27, 2017. The junior 3B\OF hit 8 for 14, .571 with 1 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 12 for 26, .462/.517/.538 with 0 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Tigers are 4-3.

Stephen Born Patriot League POW 022017 to 022617

Stephen Born of the Navy Midshipmen was selected the Patriot League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 6 for 10, .600 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 9 for 20, .450/.586/.700 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 6 games. The Midshipmen are 2-5.

Andrew Rouse MAAC POW 022017 to 022617

Andrew Rouse of the Marist Red Foxes was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior shortstop hit 6 for 14, .429 with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 8 for 21, .381/.458/.619 with 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 6 games. The Red Foxes are 4-3.

Brett Johnson CAA POW 022017 to 022617

Brett Johnson of the James Madison Dukes was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 5 for 14, .357 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 6 for 19, .316/.350/1.053 with 4 HR, 11 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 5 games. The Dukes are 6-1.

Hunter Simmons PAC 12 POW 022017 to 022617

Hunter Simmons of the Utah Utes was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 9 for 16, .563 with 0 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 31, .323/.400/.323 with 0 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Utes are 5-2.

Justin Yurchak AEC POW 022017 to 022617

Justin Yurchak of the Binghamton Bearcats was selected the America East Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The sophomore third baseman hit 9 for 13, .692 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 17 for 26, .654/690/.808 with 0 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 6 games. The Bearcats are 3-3.

Tanner Allison n Chris Kwitzer MAC POWs 022017 to 022617

Tanner Allison of the Western Michigan Broncos and Chris Kwitzer of the Buffalo Bulls were selected the Mid American Conference baseball players of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. 

Allison is a junior outfielder representing the West Division. He hit 9 for 18, .500 with 1 3B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 11 for 29, .379/.379/.897 with 4 HR, 8 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Broncos are 2-5.

Kwitzer is a senior third baseman representing the East Division. He hit 7 for 13, .538 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 23, .435/.536/.783 with 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB in 6 games. The Bulls are 3-3.

Andrew Kendrick Horizon POW 022017 to 022617

Andrew Kendrick of the Youngstown State Penguins was selected the Horizon League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. It was a repeat performance as he also earned the award last week. The junior first baseman hit 5 for 10, .500 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 22, .455/.519/1.318 with 6 HR, 15 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 6 games. The Penguins are 1-5.

Sammy Taormina Big South POW 022017 to 022617

Sammy Taormina of the Liberty Flames was selected the Big South Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. It is a repeat performance as he also earned the award last week.The senior first baseman hit 9 for 15, .600 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 15 for 26, .577/.656/1.038 with 2 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Flames are 4-3.

Mason McCoy Big 10 POW 022017 to 022617

Mason McCoy of the Iowa Hawkeyes was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior shortstop hit 7 for 16, .438 with 3 2B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 11 for 27, .407/.500/.704 with 1 HR, 7 RBI, 8 R, 2 SB in 7 games. The Hawkeyes are 4-3.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Gavin Sheets ACC POW 022017 to 022617

Gavin Sheets of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior first baseman hit 10 for 17, .588 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. That included a 3 HR, 9 RBI game against Southern Cal which helped garner national attention. This season he is hitting 12 for 32, .375/.405/.719 with 3 HR, 18 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 8 games. The Demon Deacons are 4-4.

Brian Fortier A10 POW 022017 to 022617

Brian Fortier of the Davidson Wildcats was selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball players of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 8 for 18, .444 with 4 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. He also gained national attention for the performance. This season he is hitting 12 for 29, .414/.469/1.069 with 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Wildcats are 5-2.

Austin Botello WAC POW 022017 to 022617

Austin Botello of the New Mexico State Aggies was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior outfielder hit 15 for 23, .652 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 1 SB, 4 BB in 5 games. That included a 6 for 7 game against Mount St Mary's in which he had 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI and 2 R. This season he is hitting 20 for 36, .556/.638/833 with 2 HR, 15 RBI, 13 R, 1 SB in 9 games. The Aggies are 6-3.

Jackson Thoreson WCC POW 022017 to 022617

Jackson Thoreson of the St Mary's Gaels was selected the West Coast Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior catcher hit 9 for 17, .529 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 25, .400/.407/.760 with 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 6 games. The Gaels are 4-2.

Noah Cummings Summit POW 022017 to 022617

Noah Cummings of the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles was selected the Summit League baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 8 for 16, .500 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 13 for 28, .464/.515/.821 with 3 HR, 12 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB in 7 games. The Golden Eagles are 6-1.

Charlie Madden SOCON POW 022017 to 022617

Charlie Madden of the Mercer Bears was selected the Southern Conference baseball player of the week after for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior catcher hit 7 for 16, .438 with 2 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 9 for 26, .346/.500/.923 with 4 HR, 10 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Bears are 7-0.

Brent Rooker SEC POW 022017 to 022617

Brent Rooker of the Mississippi State Bulldogs was selected the Southeastern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 9 for 21, .429 with 3 2B, 3 HR, 14 RBI, 5 R, 5 SB, 2 BB in 5 games. That included a 4 for 4 game against Indiana State where he had 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 2 R and 2 SB. This season he is hitting 13 for 33, .394/.535/.818 with 3 HR, 17 RBI, 8 R, 8 SB in 9 games.The Bulldogs are 6-3.

Collin Harris OVC POW 022017 to 022617

Collin Harris of the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles was selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 6 for 13, .462 with 1 2B, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 0 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 12 for 26, .462/.481/1.115 with 5 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 3 SB in 7 games. The Golden Eagles are 6-1.

Dean Lockery NEC POW 022017 to 022617

Dean Lockery of the Central Connecticut Blue Devils was selected the Northeastern Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior second baseman hit 8 for 15, .533 with 4 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 9 for 19, .474/.565/.842 with 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 5 games. The Blue Devils are 4-1.

Luis Gonzalez MWC POW 022017 to 022617

Luis Gonzalez of the New Mexico Lobos was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 8 for 11, .727 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB, 5 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 22, .455/.567/.727 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB in 6 games. The Lobos are 4-2.

Tim Millard MVC POW 022017 to 022617

Tim Millard of the Dallas Baptist Patriots was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The sophomore SS\3B hit 5 for 10, .500 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 5 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 7 for 16, .353/.500/.588 with 1 HR, 7 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Patriots are 5-2.

Ben Ellzey MEAC POW 022017 to 022617

Ben Ellzey of the Floriday A&M Rattlers was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The senior third baseman hit 8 for 17, .471 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 13 for 28, .464/.571/.571 with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Rattlers are 5-2.

TJ Nichting n Kevin Markham CUSA POWs 022017 to 022617

T.J. Nichting of the Charlotte 49ers and Kevin Markham of the UT San Antonio Roadrunners were selected the Conference USA baseball players of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. 

Nichting is a senior outfielder who hit 11 for 20, .550 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB, 2 BB in 5 games. This season he is hitting 16 for 33, .485/.486/.848 with 3 HR, 10 RBI, 13 R, 3 SB in 8 games. The 49ers are 6-2.

Markham is a senior outfielder who hit 7 for 11, .636 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 4 BB in 3 games. This season he is hitting 16 for 31, .516/.568/1.000 with 1 HR, 9 RBI, 12 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Roadrunners are 4-3.

Colton Burns Big West POW 022017 to 022617

Colton Burns of the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos was selected the Big West Conference baseball player of the week for the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior outfielder hit 8 for 10, .800 with 1 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 8 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 10 for 21, .476/.645/.667 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 8 R, 2 SB in 7 games. The Gauchos are 4-3.

John Valente Big East POW 022017 to 022617

John Valente of the St John's Red Storm was selected the Big East Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior first baseman hit 10 for 18, .556 with 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. This season he it hitting 16 for 31, .516/.528/.548 with 0 HR, 7 RBI, 11 R, 2 SB in 7 games. The Red Storm are 7-0.

Garrett Benge Big 12 POW 022017 to 022617

Garrett Benge of the Oklahoma State Cowboys was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The junior third baseman hit 8 for 17, .471 with 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 12 for 30, .400/.441/.567 with 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Cowboys are 4-3.

Scott Dubrule ASUN POW 022017 to 022617

Scott Dubrule of the Jacksonville Dolphins was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The freshman second baseman hit 4 for 13, .308 with 1 2B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 6 for 21, .286/.375/.333 with 0 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 7 games. The Dolphins are 5-2.

Coco Montes AAC POW 022017 to 022617

Coco Montes of the South Florida Bulls was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball player of the week over the period that spanned February 20, 2017 through February 26, 2017. The sophomore 2B\SS hit 8 for 19, .421 with 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. This season he is hitting 12 for 30, .400/.455/.633 with 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 8 games. The Bulls are 7-1.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Richard Bleier traded to Orioles

Richard Bleier was traded by the New York Yankees to the Baltimore Orioles on February 21, 2017 for a PTBNL or cash. The LHP split 2016 between Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Yankees. He was 2-3, 3.72 ERA, 25 K, 1.33 WHIP, .292 BAA, 1 SV in 58.0 IP over 12 games with 10 GS at SWB and 0-0, 1.96 ERA, 13 K, 1.04 WHIP, .233 BAA in 23.0 IP over 23 games with the Yankees. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the sixth round in 2008. Bleier will be 30 on April 16.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Pitchers of the Week 021717 to 021917-022017

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Nick Silva Seth Romero Sean Thompson
Maine Houston Virginia Commonwealth
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Connor Johnstone Frank German Tanner Andrews
Wake Forest North Florida Purdue
Big 12 Big East Big South
Jake Irvin Zach Schellenger Bradley Hallman
Oklahoma Wake Forest Gardner-Webb
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Connor Seabold Robbie Welhaf Garrett Whitlock
Cal State Fullerton Elon UAB
Horizon Independents Ivy
Danny Sexton none no games
Wright State
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Charlie Jeria Colin Brockhouse Tyler Norris
Marist Ball State Bethune-Cookman
Eli Kraus
Kent State
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Patrick Schnieders Ricky Tyler Thomas Andrew Hinckley
Evansville Fresno State Central Connecticut
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Ryan Dills Luke Heimlich Trevor Houck
Murray State Oregon State Lafayette
Southeastern Southern Southland
Jared Poche' Matt Frisbee Heath Donica
LSU UNCG Sam Houston State
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Brandon Marsonek Ryan Froom Zach Melton
Alabma A&M South Dakota State South Alabama
West Coast Western Atlantic
Nick Sprengel Jake Wong
San Diego Grand Canyon

Jake Wong WAC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Jake Wong of the Grand Canyon Antelopes was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 6-1 victory over Oklahoma State with a pitching line of 6.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 7 K. The Antelopes started their season 2-1.

Nick Sprengel WCC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Nick Sprengel of the San Diego Toreros was selected the West Coast Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore LHP picked up the win in a 3-2 victory over Vanderbilt with a pitching line of 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 9 K. The Toreros started their season 1-2.

Zach Melton Sun Belt PiOW 021717 to 021917

Zach Melton of the South Alabama Jaguars was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win with plenty of run support in a 32-0 victory over Eastern Illinois as his pitching line was 6.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 9 K. The Jaguars swept Eastern Illinois to start their season 3-0.

Ryan Froom Summit PiOW 021717 to 021917

Ryan Froom of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits was selected the Summit League baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 3-2 victory over Chicago State with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 5 K. The Jackrabbits started their season 2-0.

Brandon Marsonek SWAC PiOW 021717 to 022017

Brandon Marsonek of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 20, 2017. The senior LHP picked up a win and a save in three appearances out of the bullpen with a combined pitching line of 9.0 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 9 K. The Athletics started their season 2-2.

Heath Donica Southland PiOW 021717 to 021917

Heath Donica of the Sam Houston State Bearkats was selected the Southland Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP tossed a one-hitter in a 1-0 victory over Nevada with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 14 K. The Bearkats started their season 2-1.

Matt Frisbee SOCON PiOW 021717 to 021917

Matt Frisbee of the University of North Carolina Greensboro Spartans (UNCG) was selected the Southern Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 1-0 victory over South Carolina with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 4 K. The Spartans started their season 1-2.

Jared Poche' SEC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Jared Poche' of the Louisiana State University Tigers was selected the Southeastern Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior LHP pitched a no-hitter in the second game of a double header in a 6-0 victory over Army. His pitching line was 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 4 K. The Tigers started their season 3-0.

Trevor Houck Patriot League PiOW 021717 to 021917

Trevor Houck of the Lafayette Leopards was selected the Patriot League baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 10-2 victory over Notre Dame with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 7 K. The Leopards started their season 1-3.

Luke Heimlich PAC 12 PiOW 021717 to 021917

Luke Heimlich of the Oregon State Beavers was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior LHP had a no decision in a 1-0 victory over Indiana with a pitching line of 5.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 2 BB and 11 K. The Beavers started their season 3-0. 

Ryan Dills OVC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Ryan Dills of the Murray State Racers was selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 2-0 victory over UL Lafayette with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 10 K. The Racers started their season 3-0.

Andrew Hinckley NEC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Andrew Hinckley of the Central Connecticut Blue Devils was selected the Northeastern Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP picked up the win in a 3-2 victory over Holy Cross with a pitching line of 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 7 K. The Blue Devils are 1-0 this season.

Ricky Tyler Thomas MWC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Ricky Tyler Thomas of the Fresno State Bulldogs was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win in a 9-1 victory over Oregon with a pitching line of 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. The Bulldogs started their season 2-2.

Patrick Schnieders MVC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Patrick Schnieders of the Evansville Purple Aces was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP had a no decision when he left with a 9-0 lead in a 9-10 loss against Central Arkansas as his pitching line was 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 4 BB and 11 K. The Purple Aces started their season 1-2.

Tyler Norris MEAC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Tyler Norris of the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 2-1 victory over Boston College with a pitching line of 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 11 K. The Wildcats swept Boston College to start the season 3-0.

Colin Brockhouse n Eli Kraus MAC PiOWs 021717 to 021917

Colin Brockhouse of the Ball State Cardinals and Eli Kraus of the Kent State Golden Flashes were selected the Mid American Conference baseball pitchers of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. 

Brockhouse is a junior RHP representing the West Division. He came out of the bullpen to earn the win in an 8-3 victory over Maryland with a pitching line of 4.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 2 BB and 8 K. The Cardinals have started the season at 2-1.

Kraus is a junior LHP representing the East Division. He picked up the win in a 15-0 victory over Belmont with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 1 BB and 8 K. The Golden Flashes swept Belmont to start their season 3-0.

Charlie Jeria MAAC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Charlie Jeria of the Marist Red Foxes was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win in a 5-0 victory over Bucknell with a pitching line of 5.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 3 BB and 8 K. The Red Foxes started their season 2-1.

Danny Sexton Horizon PiOW 021717 to 021917

Danny Sexton of the Wright State Raiders was selected the Horizon League baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win in a 9-2 victory over Clemson with a pitching line of 6.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 3 BB and 7 K. The Raiders started their season 2-1.

Garrett Whitlock CUSA PiOW 021717 to 021917

Garrett Whitlock of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (UAB) was selected the Conference USA baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 3-2 victory over Creighton with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. The Blazers swept Creighton to start their season 3-0.

Robbie Welhaf CAA PiOW 021717 to 021917

Robbie Welhaf of the Elon Phoenix was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP pitched a no-hitter in a 7-0 victory over Longwood as his pitching line was 9.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 1 BB and 8 K.. The Phoenix started their season 2-1.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Connor Seabold Big West PiOW 021717 to 021917

Connor Seabold of the Cal State Fullerton Titans was selected the Big West Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 1-0 victory over Stanford with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 5 K. The Titans started their season 2-1.

Bradley Hallman Big South PiOW 021717 to 021917

Bradley Hallman of the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs was selected the Big South Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 5-0 victory over Canisius with a pitching line of 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 2 HBP, 2 BB and 6 K. The Runnin' Bulldogs started their season 2-2.

Zach Schellenger Big East PiOW 021717 to 021917

Zach Schellenger of the Seton Hall Pirates was selected the Big East Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP picked up a win and a save coming out of the bullpen in a four game series against Michigan. His combined pitching line was 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 0 BB and 6 K. The Pirates started their season 2-2.

Jake Irvin Big 12 PiOW 021717 to 021917

Jake Irvin of the Oklahoma Sooners was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 6-2 victory over Long Beach State with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 10 K. The Sooners started their season 2-1.

Tanner Andrews Big 10 PiOW 021717 to 021917

Tanner Andrews of the Purdue Boilermakers was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 9-3 victory over Texas State with a pitching line of 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 9 K. The Boilermakers started their season 2-2.

Frank German ASUN PiOW 021717 to 021917

Frank German of the North Florida Ospreys was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore RHP picked up the win in a 9-2 victory over Radford with a pitching line of 6.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 1 BB and 10 K. The Ospreys started their season 2-1.

Connor Johnstone ACC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Connor Johnstone of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior RHP tossed a complete game, 1 hit shut out in a 5-0 victory over Nicholls with a pitching line of 9.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 3 HBP, 2 BB and 6 K. The Demon Deacons started their season 1-3.

Sean Thompson A10 PiOW 021717 to 021917

Sean Thompson of the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams was selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior RHP picked up the win in a 3-0 victory over Florida State with a pitching line of 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 3 BB and 6 K. The Rams started their season 1-2.

Seth Romero AAC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Seth Romero of the Houston Cougars was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior LHP picked up the win in a 8-1 victory over Wake Forest with a pitching line of 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB and 12 K. The Cougars won all three games against Wake Forest and Nicholls to start the season 3-0.

Nick Silva AEC PiOW 021717 to 021917

Nick Silva of the Maine Black Bears was selected the America East Conference baseball pitcher of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore RHP had a no decision in a 3-2 loss to Winthrop with a pitching line of 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 1 HBP, 5 BB and 5 K. The Black Bears started their season 0-3.

Division 1 Baseball Conference Players of the Week 021717 to 021917-022017

America East American Athletic Atlantic 10
Russ Olive Grayson Padgett Aaron Case
UMass Lowell Houston St Louis
Tyler Nelin
George Mason
Atlantic Coast Atlantic Sun Big 10
Sam Fragale Richie Garcia Dan Durkin
Virginia Tech Florida Gulf Coast Michigan State
Big 12 Big East Big South
Hunter Hargrove Joe Poduslenko Sammy Taormina
Texas Tech Seton Hall Liberty
Big West Colonial Conference USA
Jacob Thomas Logan McRae Jackson Mims
UC Davis College of Charleston Charlotte
Horizon Independents Ivy
Andrew Kendrick none no games
Youngstown State
Metro Atlantic Mid-American Mid-Eastern
Liam Scafariello Matt Eppers Alex Mauricio
Quinnipiac Ball State Norfolk State
Michael Klein
Ohio
Missouri Valley Mountain West Northeast
Jeremy Eierman Jack Zoellner Mickey Gaspar
Missouri State New Mexico Bryant
Ohio Valley Pacific 12 Patriot
Dre Gleason Nick Quintana Alex Dickerson
Austin Peay Arizona Army West Point
Southeastern Southern Southland
Ryan Olenek Chris Cook Nate Fisbeck
Ole Miss East Tennessee State McNeese State
Southwestern Summit Sun Belt
Kirt Cormier Mason Pierzchalski Ryan Cleveland
Alcorn State North Dakota State Georgia Southern
West Coast Western Atlantic
Phil Caulfield Jose Garcia
Loyola Marymount UT Rio Grande Valley


Ryan Cleveland Sun Belt POW 021717 to 021917

Ryan Cleveland of the Georgia Southern Eagles was selected the Sun Belt Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 5 for 9, .556/.667/.889 with 3 2B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB, 5 BB in 3 games. The Eagles started their season 2-1.

Kirt Cormier SWAC POW 021717 to 022017

Kirt Cormier of the Alcorn State Braves was selected the Southwestern Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 20, 2017. The junior shortstop hit 8 for 14, .571/.625/.857 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. The Braves started their season 2-2.

Nate Fisbeck Southland POW 021717 to 021917

Nate Fisbeck of the McNeese State Cowboys was selected the Southland Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore IF\RHP hit 5 for 13, .385/.385/1.231 with 1 3B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 3 games. The Cowboys started their season 3-0.

Nick Quintana PAC 12 POW 021717 to 021917

Nick Quintana of the Arizona Wildcats was selected the Pacific 12 Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The freshman third baseman hit 7 for 11, .636/.733/1.000 with 4 2B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 4 SB, 4 BB in 3 games. The Wildcats swept Eastern Kentucky to start their season 4-0. 

Liam Scafariello MAAC POW 021717 to 021917

Liam Scafariello of the Quinnipiac Bobcats was selected the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior shortstop hit 6 for 18, .333/.429/1.167 with 5 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. The Bobcats started their season 3-1.

Logan McRae CAA POW 021717 to 021917

Logan McRae of the College of Charleston Cougars was selected the Colonial Athletic Association baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore 1B\OF hit 7 for 9, .778/.769/1.556 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 3 games. The Cougars started their season 2-1.

Alex Dickerson Patriot League POW 021717 to 021917

Alex Dickerson of the Army West Point Black Knights was selected the Patriot League baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior shortstop hit 4 for 9, .444/.545/.667 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Black Knights started their season 1-3.

Hunter Hargrove Big 12 POW 021717 to 021917

Hunter Hargrove of the Texas Tech Red Raiders was selected the Big 12 Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 8 for 18, .444/.474/.944 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB, 1 BB in 4 games. The Red Raiders started their season 3-1.

Russ Olive AEC POW 021717 to 021917

Russ Olive of the UMass Lowell River Hawks was selected the America East Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore outfielder hit 5 for 15, .333/.412/1.000 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. The River Hawks started their season 1-3.

Jose Garcia WAC POW 021717 to 021917

Jose Garcia of the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros was selected the Western Athletic Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior shortstop hit 10 for 17, .588/.650/1.235 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. The Vaqueros swept Texas Southern to start their season 4-0.

Phil Caulfield WCC POW 021717 to 021917

Phil Caulfield of the Loyola Marymount Lions was selected the West Coast Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior second baseman hit 6 for 12, .500/.500/.500 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 3 SB, 0 BB in 3 games. The Lions started their season 2-1.

Mason Pierzchalski Summit POW 021717 to 021917

Mason Pierzchalski of the North Dakota State Bison was selected the Summit League baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior shortstop hit 7 for 16, .438/.550/.813 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 6 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. The Bison swept Mississippi Valley State to start their season 4-0.

Chris Cook SOCON POW 021717 to 021917

Chris Cook of the East Tennessee State Buccaneers was selected the Southern Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior SS/RHP hit 10 for 13, .769/.800/1.385 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 2 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Buccaneers started their season 2-1.

Dre Gleason OVC POW 021717 to 021917

Dre Gleason of the Austin Peay Governors was selected the Ohio Valley Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 6 for 10, .600/.692/1.300 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 3 games. The Governors started their season 2-1.

Mickey Gaspar NEC POW 021717 to 021917

Mickey Gaspar of the Bryant Bulldogs was selected the Northeastern Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior catcher hit 9 for 17, .529/.579/.824 with 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. The Bulldogs started their season 2-2.

Jack Zoellner MWC POW 021717 to 021917

Jack Zoellner of the New Mexico Lobos was selected the Mountain West Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 6 for 12, .500/.571/1.333 with 1 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 3 games. The Lobos swept Binghamton to start the season 3-0.

Jeremy Eierman MVC POW 021717 to 021917

Jeremy Eierman of the Missouri State Bears was selected the Missouri Valley Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore shortstop hit 7 for 12, .583/.615/1.250 with 2 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Bears started their season 2-1.

Alex Mauricio MEAC POW 021717 to 021917

Alex Mauricio of the Norfolk State Spartans was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior INF\RHP hit 5 for 7, .714/.778/1.000 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 3 games. The Spartans swept Villanova to start the season 3-0.

Matt Eppers n Michael Klein MAC POWs 021717 to 021917

Matt Eppers of the Ball State Cardinals and Michael Klein of the Ohio Bobcats were selected the Mid American Conference baseball players of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. 

Eppers is a senior outfielder representing the West Division. He hit 3 for 9, .333/.400/.667 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Cardinals have started the season at 2-1.

Klein is a junior INF\RHP representing the East Division. He hit 6 for 15, .400/.471/.867 with 1 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 4 games. The Bobcats have started the season 3-1.

Andrew Kendrick Horizon POW 021717 to 021917

Andrew Kendrick of the Youngstown State Penguins was selected the Horizon League baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior first baseman hit 5 for 12, .417/.417/1.667 with 5 HR, 11 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 3 games. The Penguins started their season 0-3.

Jackson Mims CUSA POW 021717 to 021917

Jackson Mims of the Charlotte 49ers was selected the Conference USA baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore third baseman hit 7 for 13, .538/.571/1.077 with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 3 games. The 49ers started their season 2-1.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jacob Thomas Big West POW 021717 to 021917

Jacob Thomas of the UC Davis Aggies was selected the Big West Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior shortstop hit 6 for 9, .667/.667/1.333 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 0 BB in 2 games. The Aggies started their season 1-1.

Sammy Taormina Big South POW 021717 to 021917

Sammy Taormina of the Liberty Flames was selected the Big South Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior first baseman hit 6 for 11, .545/.643/.833 with 3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 3 games. The Flames started their season 2-1.

Joe Poduslenko Big East POW 021717 to 021917

Joe Poduslenko of the Seton Hall Pirates was selected the Big East Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior third baseman hit 5 for 15, .333/.500/.600 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB, 4 BB in 4 games. The Pirates started their season 2-2.

Dan Durkin Big 10 POW 021717 to 021917

Dan Durkin of the Michigan State Spartans was selected the Big 10 Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The senior second baseman hit 9 for 18, .500/.565/.833 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R, 1 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. The Spartans swept all four games against Abeline Christian to start the season 4-0.

Richie Garcia ASUN POW 021717 to 021917

Richie Garcia of the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles was selected the Atlantic Sun Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The freshman second baseman hit 4 for 9, .444/.545/.889 with 1 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Eagles started their season 3-1.

Sam Fragale ACC POW 021717 to 021917

Sam Fragale of the Virginia Tech Hokies was selected the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The junior first baseman hit 7 for 13, .538/.600/1.307 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB, 2 BB in 3 games. That included a 5 for 5 game with 3 HR and 7 RBI in the season opener against USC Upstate. The Hokies swept USC Upstate to start the season 3-0.

Aaron Case n Tyler Nelin A10 POWs 021717 to 021917

Aaron Case of the St Louis Billikins and Tyler Nelin of the George Mason Patriots were selected the Atlantic 10 Conference baseball players of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017.

Case is a junior outfielder who hit 9 for 19, .474/.565/.947 with 3 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB, 3 BB in 4 games. The Billikins went 4-0 for the weekend with wins over Lafayette, Incarnate Word and Notre Dame.

Nelin is a junior OF\C who hit 7 for 12, .583/.615/1.083 with 3 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Patriots went 2-1 for the weekend.

Grayson Padgett AAC POW 021717 to 021917

Grayson Padgett of the Houston Cougars was selected the American Athletic Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The freshman left fielder hit 9 for 12, .750/.800/1.000 with 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB, 2 BB in 3 games. The Cougars won all three games against Wake Forest and Nicholls to start the season 3-0.

Ryan Olenek SEC POW 021717 to 021917

Ryan Olenek of the Ole Miss Rebels was selected the Southeastern Conference baseball player of the week after the opening weekend that spanned February 17, 2017 through February 19, 2017. The sophomore center fielder hit 6 for 13, .462/.500/.615 with 2 2B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB, 1 BB in 3 games. The Rebels swept all three games against East Carolina to start the season 3-0.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Vidal Nuno traded to Orioles

Vidal Nuno was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Baltimore Orioles on Febraury 19, 2017. The Dodgers in exchange received Ryan Moseley.

Nuno joined the Dodgers in a trade on November 7, 2016. The LHP was 1-1, 3.53 ERA, 51 K, 1.33 WHIP, .289 BAA in 58.2 IP over 55 games with 1 GS with the Mariners in 2016. Over four MLB seasons with the Mariners, Diamondbacks and Yankees he was 5-20, 4.02 ERA, 270 K, 1.26 WHIP, .261 BAA in 329.1 IP over 126 games with 42 GS. He was originally drafted by the Indians in the 48th round in 2009. Nuno turned 29 on July 26.

RHP Moseley was 0-1, 3.20 ERA, 18 K, 1.12 WHIP, .191 BAA, 4 SV in 19.2 IP over 12 games at Short Season A Aberdeen in 2016. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the eighth round in 2016. Moseley turned 22 on October 6th.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Eddie Gamboa traded to Rangers

Eddie Gamboa was traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Texas Rangers on February 14, 2017 for a PTBNL. The RHP split 2016 between Triple A Durham and the Rays. He was 6-4, 2.68 ERA, 89 K, 1.11 WHIP, .196 BAA in 94.0 IP over 27 games with 12 GS at Durham and 0-2, 1.35 ERA, 11 K, 1.28 WHIP, .196 BAA in 13.1 IP over 7 games with the Rays. He was originally drafted by the Orioles in the 21st round in 2008 and signed a minor league contract with the Rays in January 2016. Gamboa turned 32 on December 21.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Brandon Phillips traded to Braves

Brandon Phillips was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Atlanta Braves on February 12, 2017. The Reds in exchange received Andrew McKirahan and Carlos Portuondo.

Phillips is a seecond baseman who hit .291/.320/.416 with 11 HR, 64 RBI, 74 R, 14 SB in 141 games with the Reds in 2016. Over 15 MLB seasons with the Reds and Indians he hit .275/.320/.421 with 197 HR, 889 RBI, 920 R, 198 SB in 1749 games. He was originally drafted by the Expos in the second round in 1999, traded to the Indians in 2002 and traded to the Reds in 2006. Phillips will be 36 on June 28. 

LHP McKirahan did not pitch in 2016 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He had split 2015 between Double A Mississippi, Triple A Gwinnett and the Braves. He was 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 K, 1.50 WHIP, .000 BAA in 0.2 IP in 1 game at Mississippi, 0-0, 3.18 ERA, 8 K, 1.59 WHIP, .273 BAA in 5.2 IP over 6 games at Gwinnett and 1-0, 5.93 ERA, 22 K, 1.83 WHIP, .345 BAA in 27.1 IP over 27 games with the Braves. He was originally drafted by the Cubs in the 21st round in 2011, was selected by the Marlins in the 2014 Rule 5 Draft and claimed off waivers by the Braves in 2015. McKirahan turned 27 on February 8th.

RHP Portuondo split 2016 between Class A Advanced Carolina and Gwinnett. He was 1-0, 4.01 ERA, 21 K, 1.22 WHIP, .195 BAA, 1 SV in 24.2 IP over 12 games with 1 GS at Carolina and 1-1, 2.70 ERA, 4 K, 1.70 WHIP, .317 BAA in 10.0 IP over 5 games at Gwinnett. He originally signed a minor league contract with the Braves in February 2016 out of Cuba. Portuondo turned 29 on November 9th.