Washington's Bishop, Army's Robinett among week's top performers
Each week, NCAA.com will select three top performers from the 302 Division I college baseball teams whose performances stood out among the rest.
Braden Bishop hit .467, scored eight runs, stole six bases in six attempts, drove in six runs and slugged the first two home runs of his career as Washington went 4-1 last week against Portland and North Dakota. He reached base 12 times in five games and boasted a .933 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage. Bishop hit .500, scoring seven runs, stealing four bases, hitting two homers and driving in four runs as Washington won three of four games vs. North Dakota. He was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a stolen base, a double and his first career home run in the 10th inning of Friday’s 6-4 loss. Bishop hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance Saturday, giving him homers in consecutive at bats. He had a streak of 10 consecutive games reaching base safely snapped in Sunday’s 4-1 win, but he did drive in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Jason Richman pitches almost every game for Georgia Southern. And that's a good thing for the Eagles. Richman posted a 2-0 record and a 0.00 ERA in three appearances last week. The junior was the winner in games one and two of the series against Georgia last weekend. Richman struck out 14 batters in 9.1 innings to extend his streak to 19 innings without allowing an earned run. He held opponents to three hits and opened the week with a seven-strikeout performance against The Citadel. After earning the win in the series opener against the Bulldogs, Richman tossed four scoreless frames in game two to earn the victory in the 1-0 shutout.
In one of the best pitching performances in the 124 seasons of the Army program, senior right-hander Alex Robinett tossed the fifth no-hitter in Academy history. Robinett struck out 10 Longwood hitters in Army's 1-0 series-opening victory and joined the company of Bob Neyland, Rod Vitty, Jon Rindfleisch and Logan Lee, who each tossed a no-hitter during their respective Army careers. Robinett's no-no was the first individual nine-inning no-hitter for a Patriot League pitcher this century and the 12th in conference history. Lee was the last Patriot Leaguer to throw a no-hitter, when he beat Bucknell on April 21, 2012. Robinett walked four and hit two Longwood batters en route to his first win of the season, his seventh-career complete game and second shutout. He allowed baserunners in all but three innings and finished the game by retiring the final seven hitters he faced, including a swinging strikeout to end the game.