May 18, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
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NCBWA NAMES PRO-LINE ATHLETIC
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 16.

Nix Huyett
Pro-Line Athletic: The Choice of Champions.

UC Riverside junior outfielder Tony Nix was named National Hitter of the Week, while Old Dominion junior right-hander C.J. Huyett 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. 

Nix hit .654 (17-for-26) and registered 15 RBI over six games, scored 11 times and produced nine extra base hits, including five doubles, a triple and three home runs. The Poway, Calif., native posted multiple hits in all six games, including a 6-for-6 performance in the Highlanders' 16-6 win over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday. The six hits broke UC Riverside's Division I-era record and tied the overall school mark. Those six knocks were part of nine consecutive hits he had during the week.

Nix opened up UCR's Big West series sweep of Cal State Northridge with a mammoth performance on Friday, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a homer and a career-high tying five RBI in a 13-5 victory. He also slugged another home run in a 9-3 win on Sunday.

Huyett threw the first no-hitter at Old Dominion since 1997 as the Monarchs blanked Maryland-Eastern Shore 19-0 last Tuesday. The Lawrenceville, Pa., native struck out a career-best 11 batters and walked only one in tossing just the second nine-inning no-hitter in school history.

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 prolineathletic.com and badgersport.com.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro 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)

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