Top Performers: Week 14
College of Charleston's Eric Bauer tosses 10 innings in relief
College of Charleston's Eric Bauer set a school record with a 10-inning relief performance in College of Charleston’s 23-inning walk-off win against William & Mary on Friday night. The game tied the second-longest contest in NCAA history. A sophomore from Longwood, Fla., Bauer picked up his fifth win of the season by showing incredible toughness out of the bullpen in a game that last 6 hours and 3 minutes -- also a school record. He came out of the bullpen in the 14th inning and lasted the remainder of the game, scattering five hits while striking out five batters with no walks. He allowed just one run in the 20th inning, but CofC equalized in the bottom half of the frame to keep the game going and set up Morgan Phillips’ game-winner in the 23rd inning. Bauer also pitched an inning of relief in CofC’s 11-10 win in 12 innings on Tuesday night against Coastal Carolina.
Maine's Scott Heath had an amazing week for the Black Bears, hitting .529 with six runs scored and 11 RBI. He belted three home runs and finished with a .579 on-base percentage and a 1.118 slugging percentage. Heath went 7-for-8 with six runs scored and nine RBI in Maine's doubleheader sweep of UMBC on Friday. He had a grand slam and seven RBI in Maine's 17-0 win in the first game. He followed that up by hitting two home runs in the second game of the doubleheader. He also picked up a win on the mound in the second game. Heath allowed two runs on four hits in Maine's 8-4 victory.
LSU's Tyler Moore enjoyed a remarkable week in leading LSU to four consecutive victories. He batted .500 (8-for-16) with three doubles, one homer, 13 RBI and six runs scored. He also walked twice, posting a .556 on-base percentage in four games. In last Tuesday’s win against Northwestern State, Moore produced a career-best eight RBI and launched the first grand slam of his career. In LSU’s three-game SEC sweep at Auburn, Moore batted .417 (5-for-12) with two doubles, five RBI, two runs scored and a .462 on-base percentage. While playing catcher, he also threw out an Auburn runner attempting to steal second base. Moore raised his cumulative average to .298 this season with nine doubles, three homers, 28 RBI and 25 runs scored.
Dillon Peters propelled Texas to a no-hitter on Friday against Kansas State, tossing seven hitless innings as the Longhorns went on to a 12-0 victory. In his first start since April 26, Peters struck out eight and worked 1-2-3 innings in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth. The junior issued three walks, but worked around them each time to improve to 6-3 on the year. Morgan Cooper came on to pitch two no-hit innings, giving Texas its 22nd no-hitter in school history and first since Brandon Workman threw one on March 1, 2009. It was the first time K-State was no-hit since March 20, 2001. The last time the Wildcats were no-hit at home was April 11, 1983. Peters' eight strikeouts were one shy of his career-high nine set earlier this year against Baylor. The Indianapolis native lowered his ERA to 2.27.
Oregon State's Ben Wetzler allowed just two hits and two walks against the Pac-12's top offensive team in Washington, and did not allow the Huskies to put a runner in scoring position in the Beavers’ 3-0 win. He retired all nine leadoff batters he faced and forced the Huskies to go 0-for-5 with runners on base. The complete-game effort was his second of the season. Wetzler improved to 10-1 on the year, with the win, and lowered his earned run average to a national-best 0.84. His .146 batting average against is also good for No. 1 while his 0.78 WHIP is third.