DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player
of the Week awards for the period ending April 11.
Canisius junior infielder Steve McQuail was named National
Hitter of the Week, while Fresno State junior right-handed pitcher
Greg Gonzalez 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.
In five Canisius victories last week, McQuail hit .562 (9-for-16)
with 10 runs scored, three home runs, 15 RBI, a .619 on-base percentage
and a 1.250 slugging percentage. The junior had two home runs in
Saturday's win at Saint Peter's. The Wantagh, N.Y.,
native also had a tie-breaking
grand slam in the fifth inning of Sunday's 13-4 win over the Peacocks.
McQuail is currently on a 14-game hitting streak, the longest of
Gonzalez, a San Bruno, Calif., native, made history on April 10 at Les Murakami Stadium, becoming
the seventh Bulldog in Fresno State annals to throw a no-hitter.
In his first career start, the junior threw a seven-inning complete-game
shutout over Hawaii. Gonzalez silenced the Rainbow batters throwing
his first career no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader.
The last no-hitter by a Bulldog pitcher was in 1976 by Rob Cruess
against Sacramento State. Gonzalez tied his career-high of seven
strikeouts while walking just two batters in his longest outing
of the season. He faced just 22 batters and sat down 17 in order
at one point.
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
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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)