National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 30, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
Sacred Heart's Scott tosses first NEC 'no-no' in six years

CHICAGO (NBCWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending April 28th.


Alabama senior first baseman Brent Boyd was named the National Hitter of the Week, while Sacred Heart sophomore righthander Dan Scott 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.

In the Crimson Tide's three-game sweep over Auburn, Boyd batted .364 (4-for-11) with three home runs and seven RBI. He hit a home run in all three games and was responsible for the game-winning RBI in all three wins, including a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Saturday's 6-5 come-from-behind win. Boyd hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning in the series opener and added an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to snap a 6-6 tie en route to an 8-6 win. In the series finale, he homered to lead off the seventh inning as UA scored four times and extended its lead to 6-0. He also added four runs scored, one double and compiled a 1.273 slugging percentage against the Tigers.

In four games last week, the Fort Worth, Texas native batted .400 (6-for-15) with six runs, one double, three home runs and eight RBI. Since becoming UA's everyday first baseman (April 20), Boyd has posted five home runs and 13 RBI in six games.

Scott made history on Saturday by hurling the first no-hitter in a Northeast Conference league game in over six years when he shut down Long Island in the nightcap of a twin-bill on Saturday. The sophomore righthander struck out 12 – the most by any Sacred Heart pitcher this season – and walked just two in the 2-0 triumph. It marked the fifth no-hitter by a Sacred Heart pitcher and the first since April 18, 1993. The Nanuet, N.Y. native has struck out 56 batters and walked just 16 in 63.2 innings this season.

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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)