March 2, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
With his performance last week on the road against #18 San Diego, and in two games against Pepperdine, third baseman Justin DeMarco becomes the second Matador in as many days to receive accolades as the junior was named to CollegeBaseball360.com's Primetime Player of the Week Honor Roll.
A website dedicated solely to college baseball and the performances taking place within, CollegeBaseball360.com compiled its list of clutch performers from the first full week of action that took place last week based upon the following criteria.
The student-athlete must have been playing for or against a CollegeBaseball360 top-50 team (in the Composite National Rankings) or performed at a high level in a game that could be key to a team’s conference/NCAA postseason qualification, was involved in clutch performances such as late game-winning hits, noteworthy comebacks, game-changing plays, team leadership, etc., performed at a top level against a team rated highly nationally (or within its conference), with bonus consideration given for key performances away from home field and against traditional rivals, overcame adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual), and/or performed an accomplishment that is rare, historic, record-setting, etc., on a national level.
Last week, DeMarco batted 5-for-12, hit a double, drove in two RBI's, drew three walks, stole a base, and scored three times in CSUN's victories over #18 San Diego and Pepperdine.
Not found in the box scores was the third baseman's performance at the plate when leading-off the inning during his team's at-bats.
On six occasions last week DeMarco was the first Matador batter in his team's respective half of the inning and found a way to reach base everytime.
In San Diego, the junior went 3-for-4, and was an instrumental contributor in CSUN's first of three come-from-behind victories that week.
DeMarco was one of four third baseman of the 21 honorees selected this week, and one of eight individuals from California to receive recognition.