March 8, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
Trajano leads sweep of USC; FIU hurler spins no-hitter
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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 March 7. Cal State Fullerton junior infielder Anthony Trajano was named National Hitter of the Week, while Florida International junior right-hander Kyle Fitzpatrick 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. 

Trajano Fitzpatrick
Pro-Line Athletic: The Choice of Champions.

Trajano recorded a hit in all four of the Titans' games last week, extending his hitting streak to five games and had either scored the game-winning run or drove home the game-winner in each of the four wins. The Moreno Valley, Calif., native drove in a team-leading seven runs, while hitting .462. In the Titans' midweek contest versus Loyola Marymount, Trajano scored the eventual game-winning run in the second inning and also singled and drove in a run in the 5-1 win over the Lions.

He drove in a season-high four runs in Friday night's opener with USC and on Saturday he drove home two and wound up scoring the game-winning run after doubling in the Titans' four-run 5th inning. In the final game of the series, the Moreno Valley, Calif., native tripled and scored the winning run of the 2-1 win over USC to assist Cal State Fullerton in a sweep of the Trojans.

Fitzpatrick threw the fifth no-hitter in school history during a 4-0, nine-inning complete game shutout over Northeastern. He faced one batter over the minimum, allowed one walk and struck out five. During one stretch, the Tallahassee, Fla., native retired 16 consecutive batters. It was the first no-hitter at FIU since 1983.

Pro-Line Athletic, owned by Badger Sport, supplies the cap and uniforms to several Division I college teams. This is the seventh 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.

2011 Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week:
Feb. 22: David Herbek, James Madison (Hitter); Taylor Jungmann, Texas (Pitcher)
March 1: Corben Green, ULM (Hitter); Danny Hultzen, Virginia (Pitcher)
March 8: Anthony Trajano, Cal State Fullerton (Hitter); Kyle Fitzpatrick, FIU (Pitcher)
March 15: Dusty Quattlebaum, Gardner-Webb (Hitter); Logan Verrett, Baylor (Pitcher)
March 22: Saxon Butler, Samford (Hitter); Frankie Vanderka, Stony Brook (Pitcher)
March 29: Colin Moran, North Carolina (Hitter); Trevor Bauer, UCLA (Pitcher)
April 5: Victor Roache, Georgia Southern (Hitter); Will Roberts, Virginia (Pitcher)
April 12: Brad Miller, Clemson and Doug Bream, Liberty (Hitter); Jeremy Gonzales, Northern Illinois (Pitcher)
April 19: Tyler Ogle, Oklahoma (Hitter); John Simms, Rice (Pitcher)
April 26: D.J. Hicks, UCF and Trenton Moses, Southeast Missouri State (Hitter); Trevor Bauer, UCLA (Pitcher)
May 3: James Brooks, Utah and Clint Moore, Army (Hitter); Josh Osich, Oregon State (Pitcher)
May 10: Jeff Holm, Michigan State (Hitter); Alex Meyer, Kentucky and Carson Smith, Texas State (Pitcher)
May 17: Paul Karmas, St. John's (Hitter); Mike Strong, Oklahoma State (Pitcher)
May 24: Ryan Huston, UTSA and Ryan Wright, Louisville (Hitter); Mike McCarthy, Cal State Bakersfield (Pitcher)

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