DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player
of the Week awards for the period ending February 21.
Arizona State sophomore second baseman Zack MacPhee was
named National Hitter of the Week, while Pepperdine junior left-hander
Matt Bywater was named National Pitcher of the Week. The
NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each
week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.
Bywater was recognized for his complete game shutout at No. 4
Cal State Fullerton last Saturday night. The Thousand Oaks, Calif.
native scattered four hits and struck out 10 Titans in the Waves'
6-0 victory, marking his fourth career double-digit strikeout game.
Twice he left runners stranded at third base following the seventh-inning
stretch, and earlier, he induced two double plays to escape jams
in the second and fourth innings. His complete game victory was
the first posted by a Wave since March 7, 2008 when Nathan Newman
went the distance in a 7-1 win vs. Columbia.
MacPhee, a Phoenix, Ariz. native, was an offensive machine during
the opening weekend for the Sun Devils, helping ASU to a three-game
sweep of Northern Illinois. MacPhee went 8-for-11 for a .727 batting
average and a 1.818 slugging percentage. For the weekend, he accumulated
20 total bases, thanks in part to his four triples. MacPhee scored
seven times and drove in eight runs. He also drew three walks and
stole two bases in the series.
Pro-Line Athletic, owned by Badger Sport, supplies the
cap and uniforms to several Division I college teams. This is the
sixth season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week.
The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the
weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information
about Pro-Line or Badger Sports, visit their Web sites at
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college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and
publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit
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For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic Players of the
Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director
at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.
2010 Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week:
• Feb. 23: Zack MacPhee, Arizona State (Hitter);
Matt Bywater, Pepperdine (Pitcher)
• March 2: Brian Fletcher, Auburn (Hitter); Jason
Mitchell, Texas-Arlington (Pitcher)
• March 9: Mark Micowski, Georgia State (Hitter);
Michael Goodnight, Houston (Pitcher)
• March 16: Pat Biserta, Rutgers (Hitter); Billy
Barber, Richmond (Pitcher)
• March 23: Hunter Morris, Auburn (Hitter); Teddy
Kaufman, USF (Pitcher)
• March 30: Mark Castellitto, Gonzaga (Hitter);
Randy Fontanez, USF (Pitcher)
• April 6: Austin Wates, Virginia Tech (Hitter);
Andrew Barbosa, USF (Pitcher)
• April 13: Steve McQuail, Canisius (Hitter); Greg
Gonzalez, Fresno State (Pitcher)
• April 20: Drew Lee, Morehead State (Hitter); Cole
Green, Texas (Pitcher)
• April 27: Jake Magner, North Dakota (Hitter);
Kendall Lewis, Eastern Michigan (Pitcher)
• May 4: Preston Springer, Wichita State (Hitter);
Justin LaTempa, Oregon (Pitcher)
• May 11: Grant Buckner, West Virginia (Hitter);
Kyle Blair, San Diego (Pitcher)
• May 18: Tony Nix, UC Riverside (Hitter); C.J.
Huyett, Old Dominion (Pitcher)
• May 25: Darnell Sweeney, UCF (Hitter); Andrew
Foushee, Presbyterian (Pitcher)