National Collegiate Baseball Writers March 19, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
Clemson shortstop homers in five straight games

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


Clemson senior shortstop Khalil Greene earned the Hitter of the Week award, while Texas junior lefthander Brad Halsey took the Pitcher of the Week honors. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Greene led Clemson with a .727 average (16-for-22), six home runs, two doubles and seven RBI over five games. He also scored nine runs, walked three times and improved his current hitting streak to 12 games. The Key West, Fla., native registered multiple hits in every game along with tying a school record by homering in five straight games. In addition to his performance at the plate, Greene was successful in three of four stolen base attempts.

Halsey threw a 13-strikeout, two-hitter on unfriendly ground in Columbia, Mo., as the Longhorns shut out the Missouri Tigers. It was the first complete game shutout by a Texas pitcher since Justin Simmons on Apr. 15, 2001, against Mizzou. Halsey allowed just two singles and tied the UT game high for strikeouts in 2002 along with Ray Clark, who fanned 13 vs. Winthrop on March 5 at Austin.

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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)