CB National Players Of Week 5-22-23

Collegiate Baseball’s
National Players Of The Week
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DH Taylor Smith, Texas-San Antonio: Smith went 9-for-20 while launching six home runs, a triple, a double and 10 RBI. Three of Smith’s six home runs came during an 18-16 win over Louisiana Tech, tying the program record for homers in one game. His six home runs on the week brought his season total to 17, one shy of the program record.

1B/OF Brandon Pimentel, Texas Rio Grande Valley: Pimentel went 12-for-14 with 5 home runs, 1 double, 15 RBI and scored 10 runs with 4 walks. He collected 3 hits in each of his 4 games.  

DH Eric Toth, Mercer: Toth belted 5 homers over 4 games with 6 RBI and 7 runs scored as he went 7-for-17. He has now hit at least 1 home run in 5 consecutive games.

RHP Jake Bockenstedt, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville: Bockenstedt teamed with pitcher Hayden Cooper to throw the 11th no-hitter in school history during a 4-0 win over Lindenwood. Bockenstedt went the first 8 innings and allowed no hits with 8 strikeouts. Cooper closed out the no-no with 3 strikeouts over one inning.  

3B Austin Deming, Brigham Young: Deming had a huge 3-game series against Pepperdine as he went 7-for-12 with 4 home runs, 2 doubles, 11 RBI, scored 7 runs and walked 3 times.  

RHP Paul Skenes, Louisiana St.: Skenes worked 7 innings against Georgia and struck out 12 batters. He leads the nation with 164 strikeouts. He has been one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of The Week eight times this season which has never been accomplished before.

C Ethan Hibbard, Fairfield: Hibbard belted 4 homers with 7 RBI and 9 runs scored during a 3-game sweep of Iona. He also drew 4 walks as he went 6-for-9.  

RHP Omar Serrano, San Diego St.: Serrano only allowed 1 hit in 6 1/3 innings of work against New Mexico with 8 strikeouts and didn’t allow a run.  

3B Danny Lynch, Southern Mississippi: Lynch established a school record with 2 grand slams and tied another with 8 RBI during an 11-9 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.  

RHP Tanner Hall, Southern Mississippi: Hall threw 8 scoreless innings against Louisiana-Lafayette and struck out 12 as he only allowed 3 hits. At one point, he retired 16 batters in a row  

SS Jimmy Allen, Western Michigan: Allen went 7-for-11 with 5 doubles, 4 runs scored and 5 RBI as Western Michigan took 2 of 3 from Central Michigan.  

RHP Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest: Lowder struck out a career-high 12 Virginia Tech. batters over 6 innings and only yielded 1 walk. The first seven outs of his outing came via the strikeout.