DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player
of the Week awards for the period ending March 7.
Georgia State junior outfielder Mark Micowski was named National
Hitter of the Week, while Houston sophomore right-handed pitcher
Michael Goodnight 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.
Micowski led the Panthers to a 4-1 week, batting .636 (14-for-22),
with 14 runs scored, two home runs, 10 RBIs, 27 total bases, five
doubles, one triple, a 1.227 slugging percentage, .679 on base percentage
and a pair of steals to go along with several school records.
On Friday night, the Haddam, Conn., native, hit for the cycle
in the first four innings, finishing the game 7-for-8 with four
runs scored and seven RBIs. He set a school record for at bats with
eight, as well as hits with seven. He helped the team break the
school runs record of 32 (which was broken again on Sunday), as
the team set records for doubles, hits, at bats, RBIs and triples.
He tied the school record with three doubles and 15 total bases.
In game one of the doubleheader on Saturday, he went 3-for-4 with
three runs scored. On Sunday, he set the GSU runs scored record
with six, going 2-for-5 at the plate. He helped the Panthers score
a school-record 103 runs on the weekend in the four-game series
with the Eagles.
Goodnight threw seven scoreless innings to earn the win against
No. 3 Texas on Saturday. The Houston native allowed just two hits
with nine strikeouts, one shy of his career-high. By holding Texas
scoreless, Goodnight recorded the first shutout of his career. The
win gave Houston back-to-back shutouts for the first time since
1998 and the Cougars became the first team in the history of the
Houston College Classic to shut out consecutive opponents. Goodnight
was also named to the Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team.
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
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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)