National Collegiate Baseball Writers Feb. 19, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
Baylor's Theodorakos shines at Dodger Stadium

CHICAGO (NBCWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending February 17th.


Baylor junior lefthander Jared Theodorakos earned Pitcher of the Week honors, while Ryan Schade of Western Carolina 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.

Theodorakos fired a one-hitter against then-No. 6 Southern California during the second game of the Bears' three-game dominance of USC. He held the Trojans without a hit for the first 7 1/3 innings at Dodger Stadium before allowing a 2-2 pitch to single to center in the bottom of the eighth. The junior struck out a career-high 11 batters, walked three and tossed the first complete game of his career.

Schade, a senior shortstop from Lewisburg, Pa., helped Western Carolina sweep a three-game series from Wright State over the weekend. Schade hit .692 in the three games, going 9-for-13 with four doubles, seven runs scored and six RBI. He was 3-for-5 and drove in three runs with a pair of doubles in the first game of the series and followed that with three hits, two RBI and two doubles in the nightcap. On Sunday, Schade collected three hits, an RBI and scored four runs including the game-winning run in the seventh inning.

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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)