National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 12, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
Nicholls State's Aragon tosses perfecto

CHICAGO (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending February 10th.


Nicholls State senior righthander Phillip Aragon earned Pitcher of the Week honors, while Shaun Larkin of Cal State Northridge was named Hitter of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Aragon became the first player in the history of Nicholls State baseball to toss a perfect game, doing so in last Saturday’s 10-0 victory at Prairie View A&M. Aragon retired all 21 batters he faced in the seven-inning game, striking out two. He is now 2-0 on the season as the Colonels are off to their best start (6-0) since joining Division I in 1981.

Larkin belted four home runs and went 8-for-10 at the plate for the Matadors last week. Against Loyola Marymount on February 5, the senior second baseman was 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, three RBI, a walk and run scored in a 6-5 win. In a three-game series over the past weekend against Washington State, he hit three more homers and reached base safely in all 16 of his plate appearances (six hits, 10 walks). In four games on the week, he scored nine runs, walked 11 times and had a slugging percentage of 2.200. The senior transfer from Texas Tech has eight home runs in the first seven games of the year.

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2002 NCBWA Players of the Week:
• Feb. 5: Chad Corona, San Diego St. (Hitter); Ryan Schroyer, Arizona St. (Pitcher)
• Feb. 12: Shaun Larkin, Cal State Northridge (Hitter); Phillip Aragon, Nicholls St. (Pitcher)
• Feb. 19: Ryan Schade, Western Carolina (Hitter); Jared Theodorakos, Baylor (Pitcher)
• Feb. 26: Jesse Crain, Houston (Hitter); Shane Komine, Nebraska and Joe Linde, Eastern Michigan (Pitcher)
• Mar. 5: Jeff Cook, Southern Miss (Hitter); Eric Brandon, Auburn (Pitcher)
• Mar. 12: Mike Arbinger, Ohio (Hitter); Joseph Blanton, Kentucky and Matt Hamer, The Citadel (Pitcher)
• Mar. 19: Khalil Greene, Clemson (Hitter); Brad Halsey, Texas (Pitcher)
• Mar. 26: Shane Costa, Cal State Fullerton (Hitter); Brad Sullivan, Houston (Pitcher)
• Apr. 2: Jay Garthwaite, Washington (Hitter); Justin Simmons, Texas (Pitcher)
• Apr. 9: Jamie D'Antona, Wake Forest and Jeremy Isenhower, Southwest Missouri State (Hitter); Renι Recio, Oral Roberts (Pitcher)
• Apr. 16: Jason Cooper, Stanford and Jesse Novalis, Lehigh (Hitter); Bryan Bullington, Ball State (Pitcher)
• Apr. 23: Brad Bauder, Virginia Tech (Hitter); John Tetuan, Wichita State (Pitcher)
• Apr. 30: Brent Boyd, Alabama (Hitter); Dan Scott, Sacred Heart (Pitcher)
• May 7: Matt Krimmel, George Washington (Hitter); Jeremy Rogelstad, San Jose State and Tom Wheeler, Rutgers (Pitcher)
• May 14: Paul McAnulty, Long Beach State (Hitter); Alex Hart, Florida (Pitcher)