CB National Players Of Week (4-8-19)

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3B Joey Polak, Missouri St.: Polak belted 4 home runs and drove in 8 runs over 5 games. He registered multi-hit performances in 4 straight games and became the ninth player in program history to homer three times in one game against Southern Illinois.

RHP Adrian Mardueno, San Diego St.: Mardueno threw 11 shutout innings with 2 wins as he only allowed 3 hits and struck out 12 in a pair of outings against defending national champion Oregon St. and Nevada. He pitched 7 shutout innings and only allowed 2 hits against Oregon St. as he retired 21 of the 24 batters he faced.

RHP Tony Locey, Georgia: Locey went a career-high 7 innings during a 3-1 win over Vanderbilt and only allowed 1 hit. He struck out 5 and gave up 1 earned run. Locey retired 15 of the final 16 batters he faced.

LHP Brooks Gosswein, Bradley: Gosswein didn’t allow a hit over 8 1/3 innings in 2 outings as he struck out 13. On Wednesday against Southern Illinois Edwardsville, he came out of the bullpen to retire all 4 batters he faced with 2 strikeouts. On his regular start Saturday against Robert Morris-Springfield, he threw the first 7 innings of Bradley’s 8-inning no-hitter and didn’t surrender a hit as he fanned 11 batters. His 11 strikeouts were the most by a Bradley pitcher since 2012.

3B Carmen Sclafani, Rutgers: Sclafani collected 12 RBI over 4 games as he went 8-for-14. He belted 2 3-run homers and 2 doubles.

RHP Michael Gutierrez, Felician: Gutierrez struck out a Felician record 16 batters over 8 scoreless innings during a 1-0 win over Jefferson.

OF Andy Shadid, Bradley: Shadid hit 3 home runs with 3 doubles and knocked in 9 runs over 5 games.

1B/RHP Tristan English, Georgia Tech.: English hit .533 on the week with a trio of games against North Carolina and one against Auburn. He collected 2 homers, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 9 RBI and scored 7 runs. He became the first Yellow Jacket in 18 years to hit for the cycle as well. He also came in to close against North Carolina, allowing just one run in the ninth inning of game three to clinch the series.

SS Jackson Cluff, Brigham Young: Cluff had a monster game during a 17-4 win over San Diego. He collected 9 RBI as he finished 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 walks. He delivered his first career grand slam in the contest. For the week, he had 10 RBI, walked 7 times, had 1 homer and 2 doubles.

RHP Tyler Peck, Chapman: Peck struck out 14 Whittier batters over 7 2/3 innings. He set the tone early as he fanned the first five batters in a row and 6 of the first 7.

LHP Ken Waldichuk, St. Mary’s: Waldichuk struck out a season-high 12 batters over 7 innings against Portland. At one point, he struck out 5 consecutive batters.

C Tatem Levins, La Salle: Levins hit 3 home runs, 2 doubles and 6 RBI over 4 games last week as he went 8-for-17 at the plate.

CF Mathew Koehler, Western Carolina: Koehler belted 3 home runs with 7 RBI and 4 runs scored over 4 games as he went 5-for-16 at the plate.

SS Myles Christian, Middle Tennessee: Christian hit 3 home runs, 2 doubles and 9 RBI over 4 games as he went 11-for-22 at the plate with 9 runs scored. He also was a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases.