March 5 C-USA Baseball Players of the Week
March 5, 2007
A pair of players share this week's Conference USA Hitter of the Week honors, as Memphis senior 2B Bill Moss and Tulane sophomore OF Nate Simon both earn the award for the period ending March 4. Southern Miss junior righthander David Clark, who tossed a complete-game shutout against No. 29 Louisiana-Lafayette, earned Pitcher of the Week honors.
Moss erupted for a very productive week, batting .500 (8-for-16) and slugged 1.125 to lead Memphis to a perfect 4-0 record and the AutoZone Classic title this week. The Tiger senior added a team-high three home runs, five RBI and three runs scored to help Memphis extend its win streak to seven games. He posted multiple hits and homered in three of the four contests, including recording three hits against UT-Martin and Indiana. Moss hit .417 and blasted home runs in consecutive games to garner AutoZone Classic MVP honors.
Simon hit .500 (6-for-12) with a 1.000 slugging percentage on the strength of two doubles and two home runs in helping lead Tulane to a 4-0 week. He had at least one hit and one RBI in all four games, opening and closing the week with home runs, marking the first two round-trippers of his career. Simon went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in Tuesday's 8-3 win at arch-rival LSU and also had two-hit outings in Friday and Sunday's games against Wright State. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer in Sunday's 4-1 series finale win. Simon started two games as the centerfielder, where he had seven putouts - including a career-best five on Sunday - and started the other two as the designated hitter.
Clark pitched the first complete-game and the first shutout of his career in a 1-0 win against No. 29 Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday. He struck out seven and allowed just one runner to reach second base and that came on a wild pitch. Clark allowed just four hits, all singles, one in the fourth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings and allowed a walk in the first and second innings only. He retired 12 of his first 15 batters and sat down the final six batters that he faced.