April 17, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced Monday morning that junior designated hitter/first baseman Chris Carlson was one of its five Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week. This is Carlson's first weekly honor of the season and first weekly national honor of his career.
"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
* 3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt: Alvarez hit 6 homers with 17 RBI over 5 games last week as he hit .500 (9-for-18). He also scored 7 runs, had a slugging percentage of 1.556 and was walked 6 times.
* 1B/DH Chris Carlson, New Mexico: Carlson belted 6 home runs over 4 games with 14 RBIs as he went 11-for-18 at the plate. Carlson also had a 1.778 slugging percentage on the week.
* LHP Mike Ballard, Virginia: Ballard hurled a 9-inning no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Boston College. It is believed to be Virginia's first no-hitter since the 1966 season as he finished with 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and one hit batter over the 31 batters he faced. Ballard retired 17 straight batters in the first 5 2/3 innings before allowing a runner in the sixth.
* RHP Jason Godin, Old Dominion: Godin set a new Old Dominion single-game strikeout record when he fanned 18 Northeastern batters in a 3-0 win. The 18 strikeouts broke the old mark of 17 held by Godin and former ODU pitcher Justin Verlander. Godin fanned 17 against Navy on Feb. 18.
* RHP Tim Lincecum, Washington: Lincecum struck out 14 Brigham Young batters in six innings and allowed only one hit during a 10-1 win over the Cougars. He currently has a scoreless innings streak of 34 2/3 innings and leads the nation with 123 strikeouts.