CB National Players Of Week 2-17-20

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National Players Of The Week

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DH/C Nate Rombach, Texas Tech.: Rombach belted 5 home runs with 2 doubles and recorded 15 RBI over 4 games for the Red Raiders as he went 7-for-14 at the plate in games against Houston Baptist and Northern Colorado.

1B Jason Hinchman, Tennessee Tech.: Hinchman hit 5 home runs over 3 games against Evansville. In game three of the series, he belted 3 home runs and added 5 RBI, including a walk-off, solo shot in the bottom of the ninth for an 11-10 win. Over three games, he drove in 7 while scoring 7 runs.

SS Nick Gonzales, New Mexico St.: Gonzales recorded 17 RBI over 4 games as he belted 4 home runs, 2 doubles and scored 8 runs for 22 total bases against Texas Southern. He walked 6 times and was 8-for-14 at the plate. In game four of the series, he hit a trio of home runs with 9 RBI during a 15-8 win.

LF/C Jake MacNichols, Santa Clara: MacNichols hit 4 home runs during a 4-game sweep of San Jose St. He went 7-for-17 at the plate with 11 RBI and scored 7 runs.

OF Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas: Kjerstad went 7-for-12 during a trio of wins against Eastern Illinois with 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 6 runs scored and 20 total bases.

INF Tanner Craig, Evansville: Craig hit 4 home runs as he went 8-for-11 at the plate and collected 7 RBI. He only hit 5 home runs in 197 at-bats last season and nearly matched that in his first 11 at-bats of the 2020 season.

RHP Levi Thomas, Troy: Thomas posted a career-high 14 strikeouts in just 5 innings of work during an 18-6 win over Northern Kentucky. He started the game with 7 consecutive strikeouts. His 14 strikeouts were the most by a Trojan pitcher since 2017.

RHP Jake Hamilton, Wichita St.: Hamilton tossed 5 innings of no-hit baseball and struck out 13 in his Wichita St. debut against Northwestern St. His 13 strikeouts were the most in a single game since the 2013 season by a Shocker pitcher.

LHP Hunter Wolfe, Dayton: Wolfe struck out 14 batters over 7 innings to lead the Flyers to a 9-2 win over Bryant.

LHP Christian MacLeod, Mississippi St.: MacLeod fanned 11 of the 17 batters he faced over 5 innings in his college debut for the Bulldogs against Wright St. He only allowed 1 hit and no runs.