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.
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
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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)