March 12, 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. --For the second straight week, junior lefthander David Price was named one of Collegiate Baseball's National Players of the Week, this time after his 16 strikeout performance against Illinois-Chicago last Friday.
It is the third time this season and sixth time in his career the Murfreesboro native has won the national honor. In addition he picked up SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for the second time this year and sixth time in his career.
He also picked up an honor for the first time, as his outing was voted the Southeast Regional Performance of the Week on InsidePitching.com.
Price struck out 16 in a four-hit complete game effort in a 2-1 win over Illinois-Chicago last Friday. He gave up a solo homer in the second, then retired the next 12 batters, seven via strikeout. After giving up his only walk in the sixth, Price then retired the next seven in order, five by strikeout. Two of the four hits were infield singles in the ninth.
Vanderbilt remained No. 1 in both Collegiate Baseball and in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Baseball America and Rivals.com had VU at No. 2 for the second straight week, while the National Collegiate Baseball Writers poll is set to be released this evening.
The Commodores at 18-0 are off to the best start of any sport in school history. They will take on Belmont Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Greer Stadiium before hosting Ole Miss in the SEC opener this weekend.