May 3, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
Brooks, Moore share hitter honors; Osich no-hits UCLA
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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 1. Utah junior shortstop James Brooks and Army senior shortstop Clint Moore were named Co-National Hitters of the Week, while Oregon State redshirt junior left-hander Josh Osich 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.   

Pro-Line Athletic: The Choice of Champions.

Brooks batted .692 (18-for-26) while helping Utah amass a perfect 5-0 record last week, including a Mountain West series sweep on the road at Air Force. The Melbourne, Australia native had at least three hits in four of the five games and finished with 12 extra-base hits on the week. Hitting from the leadoff position, Brooks drove in 12 runs and scored 10 more while also registering nine doubles, two triples, one home run and one walk. In a 15-8 win at Utah Valley last Tuesday, Brooks tied a school record for hits with a 6-for-6 performance, collecting six RBIs, three doubles and a triple. He also finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored, a double and a homer in a continuation of a suspended March 27 meeting with Air Force. Brooks then proceeded to go 9-for-15 with four RBI, six runs scored, five doubles and a triple in the Utes’ scheduled three-game series at Air Force. For the week, he posted on-base and slugging percentages of .714 and 1.308, respectively.

Moore hit .333 during the week with four home runs, two doubles and 16 RBIs. The Greensboro, N.C., native exploded offensively against Lafayette last Monday in helping Army take two games from the Leopards. He hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in Army's 9-0 victory in the opening game of the conference twinbill, but was even better in the nightcap. In Army's 12-2 win in the second game, Moore crushed a solo home run, a two-run shot and a three-run homer and set a new career high with six RBIs. It marks just the third time in Patriot League history that a player has hit three home runs in one game, and Moore was the first Army player to do it since 2005. Moore also became the first Army player since Mike Greco in 2008 to record six RBIs in a contest.

Osich threw the first complete-game no-hitter for Oregon State since 1947 – a span of 64 years – as he and the Beavers defeated No. 24 UCLA 2-0 on Saturday. The Boise, Idaho native struck out a career-best 13 and threw the first no-hitter by a Pac-10 pitcher against a league opponent since Stanford’s Jason Middlebrook in 1994 against UCLA. Osich’s only blemish came in the fourth when he issued a walk with two outs. He retired the first 11 batters he faced, then the last 16 and went just one over the game’s minimum. It was his first career complete game as he threw 121 pitches. Of his 27 outs, only three left the infield and he recorded two assists of his own on 1-3 putouts. The no-hitter was the fourth in school history – the last two have been achieved by multiple pitchers each time.

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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