Appalachian State senior righthander Ryan Arrowood (Rutherford, N.C.) and Stanford junior centerfielder Jake Stewart (Ft. Collins, Colo.) turned in noteworthy efforts during the past week while facing top-10 opposition, earning them the top honors among the week-2 CB360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll, as presented by CollegeBaseball360.com. Arrowood and Stewart – who are joined by 10 others on the Primetime Honor Roll – are the lead honorees among this group, as the CB360 Primetime Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week.
(note – this page will be updated later with photos and brief text on all 12 honorees)
CLICK HERE for the week-1 Primetime Performers (Feb. 17-19)
The Primetime Performer awards program (also utilized on affiliate sites CollegeSports360.com, CollegeSoccer360.com and CollegeFencing360.com) seeks to recognize players based on more than simple raw stats, instead taking into account quality of opponent, contribution to team success and various situational factors (such as clutch play, all-around performance, leadership, adversity overcome, etc.).
The 12 week-2 Primetime Performer honorees are listed below – check back later, as headshots, action photos and brief player info. are in the process of being added to this page.
ARROWOOD set the tone for Appalachian State’s series win at LSU (cbs360 #10), earning the pivotal game-2 victory in a rare 1-0 final while pitching opposite Ryan Eades. It was the first shutout suffered by LSU vs. a non-conference opponent in nearly eight years. Spanning his seven shutout innings, Arrowood faced only 23 batters (two over the minimum) with 10 strikeouts, a pair of hits allowed (both singles) and only one walk in the 107-pitch outing.
The clutch appearance was all the more noteworthy when considering that Arrowood allowed only three balls out of the infield. He worked to full-counts against the first two batters he faced – losing Tyler Hanover to a walk and allowing a single to right by Casey Yocum – but a 643 double play and strikeout quickly ended the threat. After Yocum’s single, Arrowood set down 16 straight batters (17 outs, highlighted by five straight Ks at two different junctures) – with Hanover’s 2-out single in the 6th representing the only other baseunner allowed by the veteran pitcher.
Arrowhead’s run of 17 consecutive outs all came via strikeouts (10), groundball outs (5) or infield popups (2). He finished his outing with 10 Ks, six outs on groundballs, four on infield popups/lineups and only one flyout (to end the 6th). Half of Arrowood’s strikeouts came on called third strikes and two of his five 1-2-3 innings were Ks in succession (2nd & 5th).
Sparked by Arrowood’s gem, the Mountaineers went on to win the series-deciding third game (11-1; LSU took the 4-0 opener). The five runs represent LSU’s lowest scoring output in a three-game home series since 1982. The Tigers entered the series batting .333 with 11 runs/gm but hit only .172 against the Appalachian staff (with two extra-base hits).
STEWART showcased his wide-reaching skills as Stanford (cs360 #3) posted an impressive sweep of #8 Texas (7-2, 6-2, 15-1). The leadoff batter hit 7-for-13 in the series while reaching base nine times (2 BB), factoring into eight of his team’s runs (3RBI-6R-HR) and adding a pair of stolen bases.
After playing a lead role in the opener (3-for-4; RBI-3R-BB-HR-2B-SB), Stewart tacked on another 3-hit game during the series-clincher before helping complete the sweep in game-3 (he was one of several starters pulled early from that game). He continued to live up to his status as one of college baseball’s top defensive centerfielders, turning in a high-end catch to round out his strong all-around series.
Check back later for information on all 12 of the Primetime honorees (along w/ headshots and action photos), similar to the week-1 Primetime honors page.
Primetime Performer Award Criteria (not based solely on raw stats, but rather …)
• Must have been playing for or against a CB360 top-50 team (in the Composite National Rankings or performed a high level in games that could be key to a team’s conference/NCAA postseason qualification; made significant contribution to team’s success and potential postseason positioning (single-game wins, “quality” wins, series wins, road wins, etc.).
• Involved in clutch performances, such as late game-winning hits, noteworthy comebacks, game-changing plays, team leadership, key defensive efforts, 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 vs. traditional rivals.
• Overcame adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).
• Any accomplishment that is rare, historic, record-setting, etc., on a national level.
CB360 PRIMETIME PERFORMERS WEEKLY HONOR ROLL (2012; #2)
(Feb. 20-26, 2012 … presented by CollegeBaseball360.com)
“It’s not so much what you do, as it is when you do it.”
Milan Adams (Rhode Island … C … Sr. … Exeter, RI … #12)
*Ryan Arrowood (Appalachian State … RHP … Sr. … Rutherford, NC … #21)
David Carroll (Maryland … RHP … Sr. … Las Vegas, NV … #42)
Keegan Dale (Cal State Fullerton … SS … So. … Riverside, CA … #5)
Jordan Enos (Holy Cross … 1B … Jr. … Stockton, CA … #22)
Michael Fuda (Rice … OF … Sr. … Katy, TX … #15)
Colin Gay (Maine … OF … So. … Franklin, MA … #23)
Jeff Gelalich (UCLA … OF … Jr. … La Verne, CA … #20)
Aaron Jones (Oregon … C/OF … So. … Sam Clemente, CA … #9)
* Jake Stewart (Stanford … CF … Jr. … Fr. Collins, CO … #24)
Tanner Vavra (Valparaiso … SS/2B … Jr. … Menomonie, WI … #5)
Duke von Schamann (Texas Tech … RHP … Jr./So. … Edmond, OK … #15)
* Arrowood is the CB360 Primetime Pitcher of the Week and Stewart the Primetime Player of the Week