National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 13, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michael Montoro
Tulane hurler helps Wave to first shutout of rival LSU since '68

CHICAGO (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending April 11.

Mississippi State's sophomore outfielder Brad Corley has been named National Hitter of the Week, while Tulane sophomore lefthander Brian Bogusevic was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Corley enjoyed a spectacular return to his home state last weekend, launching five home runs in three games to lead MSU to its first SEC series win of the year at Kentucky. Corley hit six home runs and drove in 11 runs during last week¹s five-game road run, compiling a .478 batting average and a 1.304 slugging percentage over the span. Six of his eight hits against Kentucky were extra-base hits. Corley has belted eight of his team-leading and career-high 10 home runs in the past seven games, including back-to-back two home run games in wins at Kentucky. His third home run of the weekend was a game-tying ninth inning solo blast that sparked State to a 10-8 comeback win at UK. HR No. 4 gave MSU a 1-0 lead in Sunday's series-clinching 12-3 finale. During the midweek, Corley drove in five runs to help MSU record a two-game sweep at No. 11 Southern Miss.

Bogusevic, an Oak Lawn, Ill., native, fired a four-hit shutout over a career-long 8 2/3 innings pitched at No. 2 LSU on April 6. He struck out four and did not walk a batter in posting his fifth consecutive victory. Bogusevic never allowed more than one base runner in any inning and pitched a trio of three-up, three-down frames as Tulane posted its first shutout over LSU since 1968.


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2004 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 10: Josh Brady, Texas Tech (Hitter); Jered Weaver, Long Beach State (Pitcher)
Feb. 17: Seth Johnston, Texas (Hitter); David Purcey, Oklahoma (Pitcher)
Feb. 24: Brian Bixley, Eastern Michigan (Hitter); Adam Gold, California and Jason Urquidez, Arizona State (Pitcher)
March 2: Sean Gaston, Notre Dame and Jed Lowrie, Stanford (Hitter); Derek Duclos, Richmond and Derek Hankins, Memphis (Pitcher)
March 9: Ryan Frith, Southern Miss and Stephen Head, Ole Miss (Hitter); Clay Dirks, LSU and Jim Ripley, Kansas State (Pitcher)
March 16: Connor Robertson, Birmingham-Southern (Hitter); Cliff Russum, Southern Miss (Pitcher)
March 23: Jonathan Batts, UNC Wilmington and Rielly Embrey, San Diego State (Hitter); Jarame Beaupre, Delaware and Matt Daley, Bucknell (Pitcher)
March 30: Warner Jones, Vanderbilt (Hitter); Steve Grasley, Creighton and Jered Weaver, Long Beach State (Pitcher)
April 6: Grant Richardson, Washington State (Hitter); Dennis Bigley, Oral Roberts (Pitcher)
April 13: Brad Corley, Mississippi State (Hitter); Brian Bogusevic, Tulane (Pitcher)
April 20: Todd Kimling, Eastern Michigan and Daniel Stovall, New Mexico (Hitter); Tim Layden, Duke and J.P. Howell, Texas (Pitcher)
April 27: Nic Crosta, Santa Clara and Richard Gianotto, Miami (Hitter); Matt Campbell, South Carolina and Zack Zuercher, Rhode Island (Pitcher)
May 4: Brian Hall, Stanford and Kurt Suzuki, Cal State Fullerton (Hitter); Zac Cline, West Virginia and Arik Hempy, South Carolina (Pitcher)
May 11: Justin Holmes, Georgia and Lee McLean, UNC Wilmington (Hitter); Tim Lincecum, Washington and Jered Weaver, Long Beach State (Pitcher)
May 18: Steve Cavarati, Ohio State and Eric Nielsen, UNLV (Hitter); Mike Rogers and Vern Sterry, N.C. State (Pitcher)
May 25: Josh Ford, Baylor and Andy Hudak, Bowling Green (Hitter); Greg Bunn, East Carolina and Jason Windsor, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)