5/25/10

DRAFT: - Rob Rasmussen, Kevin Chapman, Shane Brown, Andrew Foushee... and Kurtis Muller

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Rob Rasmussen:

5-24 from: - http://www.pac-10.org/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052410aaa.html  - UCLA junior left-handed pitcher Rob Rasmussen has been named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for May 17-23. In Sunday’s 11-2 victory of California, Rasmussen notched six strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work as the seventh-ranked Bruins won their seventh-straight game and ninth-consecutive Pac-10 game. With the victory, UCLA has pulled within two-games of No. 3 Arizona State with three games remaining. In addition, the Bruins tied the school record for most regular-season wins (41), also set in 1979. The junior left-hander from Arcadia, Calif., limited the Golden Bears to one run and two hits. For the season, Rasmussen ranks near the top in the Pac-10 in multiple categories, including fourth in strikeouts (96), sixth in wins (8), seventh in opponent batting average (.222) and ninth in ERA (3.00).

Kevin Chapman:

5-24 from: - http://www.secsports.com/news/baseball-players-of-the-week524.aspx  - SEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK Kevin Chapman • Florida Jr. • LHP • Coral Springs, Fla. • Collected saves during the first two games at No. 6 South Carolina as Florida clinched its first SEC title since 2005 -The Gators won a series at Columbia for the first time since 1996 and just the second time in school history -Worked a total of 3.2 scoreless and hitless innings and registered three strikeouts. • Preserved UF’s 3-2 victory on Thursday with two scoreless frames -Recorded the final five outs on Friday in front of a Carolina Stadium record crowd of 8,242 fans to help the Gators capture their 11th SEC title and 20th Eastern Division crown with a 5-2 victory.


Shane Brown:

5-24-10 from: - http://www.atlantic10.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052410aab.html  - Player of the Week - Shane Brown - Charlotte - Sophomore, Outfielder, 5-11, 162 lbs. - Davidson, N.C./North Mecklenburg HS - Brown registered three multi-hit performances - including a pair of four-hit efforts - over four contests on the week...went 11-for-17 (.647) with six runs scored and six RBI...was 4-for-5 with four RBI and a school record-tying three doubles on May 20 in Charlotte's 11-1 win at Richmond...collected 10 hits in 14 at-bats in the 49ers' three-game series at Richmond.

Andrew Foushee:

5-24 from: - link  - Presbyterian College hurler Andrew Foushee (Augusta, Ga.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week. Foushee led the Blue Hose to a victory in their season finale with a complete game four-hit shutout at VMI last Friday. He struck out 10 batters and walked just two hitters, and retired the final 16 batters he faced to earn his second win of the season. Foushee struck out the side in the second inning and held the Keydets to a .133 batting average on the night.


Kurtis Muller:

5-24 from: - http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052410aaa.html   - BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Kurtis Muller, Iowa - Jr., CF, Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie - Muller earns his second Player of the Week honor this season after leading Iowa to a sweep against Purdue over the weekend, helping the Hawkeyes secure the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament. The junior hit .714 in the series and slugged 1.286, combining for an OPS of 2.000. The center fielder also drove in six runs and scored five, hitting two doubles and two home runs and stealing three bases in the three-game set. Muller recorded three or more hits in all three conference games, also going 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs and a pair of RBI in the series opener. The series sweep marked Iowa’s first to end a season since 1980. The Hawkeyes have won seven of their last eight conference games as they enter their first Big Ten tournament since 2007.

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