Oklahoma’s Ware Named Player of the Week

bryliewareBrylie Ware of Oklahoma has captured this week’s Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Player of the Week Award. Ware was 8-for-13 at the plate (a .615 average). He belted two homers, drove in three runs and scored six times. This past week the Sooners faced Texas.

Week 12 – Dominic Fletcher (May 14)

Dominic-Fletcher-2Facing third-ranked LSU, Arkansas’ Dominic Fletcher notched seven hits, seven RBIs and three runs scored to earn Player of the Week honors from the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Among those seven hits were two doubles and a home run. He had multiple hit games in each contest against LSU, including a 3-for-4 night on Friday.

The junior outfielder was selected to the SEC’s All-Defensive Team during his sophomore season in 2018, while contributing at the plate with 10 home runs. He slugged 12 long balls his freshman year.  Fletcher played high school ball at Cypress High School in Cypress, Calif.

Week 11 – Josh Jung (May 7)
jung-2019For the second time in the last four weeks, Josh Jung of Texas Tech rose to the top of the Watch List and was named the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award’s Player of the Week. Jung batted .550 for the week with 11 hits and 11 runs scored. He also had six RBIs and drew five walks.

Against OU, Jung had a four-hit game and two three-hit games. He also homered twice in a game against the Sooners. Texas Tech also played UT-Rio Grande Valley last week.

Jung was also Player of the Week in Week 7.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.


Week 10 – Bryan Arias (April 30)

ariasUT-San Antonio’s Bryan Arias locked up Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Player of the Week honors by going 9-for-14 with three home runs and five RBIs. In competition against HBU and Western Kentucky, he had nine hits (six for extra bases) while scoring seven runs and walking five times.

The senior infielder from San Antonio led his team in hitting last year. In 2016, he was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. He played high school baseball at Marshall High.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.

Week 9 – Grant Matthews (April 23)
mathewsGrant Mathews of Tulane drove in 10 runs over the past week, while batting .500 (6-for-12) to secure the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award’s Player of the Week honors. Matthews had five extra-base hits (including three homers) and scored eight runs in competition against New Orleans and Memphis.

Mathews is a Redshirt Junior originally from New Orleans. He played high school ball at Metairie Park Country Day.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.

Week 8 – Joe Davis (April 16)
joe-davis2For the third time this season, Houston’s Joe Davis has earned Player of the Week honors from the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Davis was 7-for-17 (.412) with seven RBIs, three home runs and five runs scored. Davis’ efforts led Houston past Sam Houston State in one game and three victories against Wichita State.

Davis had a monster game against the Shockers in Friday’s contest with two long balls and five runs batted in.

Davis was also Player of the Week twice in March.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.


Week 7 – Josh Jung (April 9)
jung-2019Texas Tech’s Josh Jung is this week’s Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Player of the Week. Jung batted .409 for the week, compiling nine hits with seven RBIs and six runs. Jung had three doubles and a home run in competition against New Mexico and Kansas.

Jung is a junior from San Antonio. He played baseball and football at MacArthur High. Twice in 2018, he was named the Bragan Slugger Award Player of the Week.


joe-davis2Week 6 – Joe Davis (April 2)
For the second time this season, Houston’s Joe Davis has captured Player of the Week honors from the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Davis drove in 10 runs in five games, batting .421 with three home runs. He had a big Wednesday against Stephen F. Austin, posting a 4-for-5 day at the plate with two homers and six runs batted in. The Cougars also faced Sam Houston St. and Memphis this past week.

Davis was also named Player of the Week on March 12 of this season. It marks the second year in a row in which he has captured the weekly honor twice in the month of March. The senior played high school baseball at Bowie High School in Austin.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.


Week 5- Braden Shewmake (March 26)

shewmakeIt was a big week for the Aggies’ Braden Shewmake as he collected 12 hits in 20 at bats (.600 average) while driving in nine and smacking two home runs. In games against Rice and Kentucky, Shewmake had a total of four extra-base hits and seven runs scored.  He was 5-for-6 Sunday against Kentucky.

Shewmake, a junior from Wylie, Texas, started 61 games as the Texas A&M shortstop in 2018. He was named the Bragan Collegiate Slugger Player of the Week March 6, 2018.  He played baseball, basketball and football at Wylie East High School.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.


Week 4- Andy Thomas (March 19)
thomas-baylorA 5-for-5 Sunday performance capped off a sensational week for Baylor’s Andy Thomas. He was 8-for-14 overall (.571) for the week to capture Player of the Week honors for the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Thomas led the Watch List with five extra base hits. He also collected three RBIS, and three walks.

The junior from Murrieta, California started 50 games in 2018, his sophomore year, earning Second Team All Big 12 honors. He batted .324 that year with 34 RBIS and 35 runs scored.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.



Week 3 – Joe Davis (March 12) 

davisWith 10 hits, eight RBIs and two homers, Houston’s Joe Davis has been named the latest Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Player of the Week. In competition against Rice (one game) and Army (three games), the senior  batted .625 and had a four-hit game and a three-hit game. On Sunday, he was 4-for-5 with five runs batted in and a home run.

In his junior year in 2018, Davis set a school record for home runs in a season (13). He is also the Cougars’ all-time RBI leader. In 2018 he was named First Team All-Region and Second Team All-Conference. He was also twice selected as the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award’s Player of the Week last season (March 20 and May 27).

Davis played high school baseball at Bowie High School in Austin.

The Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award is presented by SR Bats.


Comeaux-Rice
Courtesy Rice Athletics

Week 2 – Braden Comeaux (March 5)
Rice third baseman Braden Comeaux has been named this week’s Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Player of the Week. Comeaux batted .471 (8-for-17) with six runs scored, two doubles and two RBIs. He was also hit by a pitch twice and stole a base. In the Minute Maid Classic, Comeaux posted three multi-hit games, including multi-hit efforts against Baylor and TCU, both in the Top 25.

His efforts helped the Owls to a 3-1 record last week.

Comeaux, a junior from Lake Charles, La., played in 59 games for Rice in 2018, his first in Division I baseball. He had 76 hits last season, ranking third on the team and tied for ninth in Conference USA. He played in high school at Barbe High School and is a transfer from LSU-Eunice.


Gonzales-NickWeek 1 – Nick Gonzalez (Feb. 26)
A big week from New Mexico St. infielder/outfielder Nick Gonzales has earned him Player of the Week honors from the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award presented by SR Bats. It’s the first weekly award of the 2019 season.

Gonzales batted .675 after posting 27 hits in eight games against Texas Southern and Yale. His offensive prowess included nine extra base hits — six home runs, two doubles and a triple. He also drove home 27 runs.

Gonzales is a sophomore from Vail, Arizona who was the WAC Freshman of the Year in 2018, leading the Aggies with a .347 batting average with nine homers and 37 RBIs.

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