CHICAGO (NBCWA) The National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter
and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending May 5th.
George Washington senior infielder Matt Krimmel was named
the National Hitter of the Week, while San Jose State senior RHP
Jeremy Rogelstad and Rutgers senior RHP Tom Wheeler
share 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.
Krimmel collected 12 hits in 23 at-bats (.522) last week with
four home runs and 16 RBI. He collected three hits, including two
doubles, and knocked in three runs against nationally-ranked Richmond
on April 29. Krimmel drove in two runs in two of the Colonials'
three games versus Duquesne this past weekend, while reaching base
an additional four times via walk. He went 4-for-5 with two home
runs, including a game-winning grand slam, and seven RBI in GW's
10-7 victory over George Mason on April 30.
Rogelstad, a senior from Benicia, Calif., dominated No. 9 Stanford
on May 1, throwing a complete game shutout in the 12-0 victory.
Rogelstad (7-4) allowed just six hits and a walk while striking
out six. It was just his second win in his last nine appearances.
Wheeler shut out nationally-ranked Notre Dame, 11-0, for the
first time in 230 games and stopped the Irish's 16-game win streak.
The senior allowed just two hits in the contest while striking out
nine. He retired 12 in a row before back-to-back walks in the ninth
and struck out the side in the seventh. Wheeler is now 8-2 this
year and 24-7 in his career, two wins shy of the school victory
mark of 26 (Darrin Winston, 1988).
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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)