St. Mary’s Leadoff Hitter Richard Boas, NC State RHP Rob Chamra Lead CB360 Primetime Performers

April 27, 2011
St. Mary’s freshman second baseman/leadoff hitter Richard Boas (Wildomar, Calif.) and North Carolina State 5th-year senior righthander Rob Chamra (Cranford, N.J.) headline the CB360 week-10 Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll (for April 18-24, 2011), as selected by front-page photo courtesy of St. Mary’s

Boas is the CB360 Primetime Player of the Week and Chamra the Primetime Pitcher, with 14 other players (listed below) joining them on the week-10 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll.
CHAMRA fashioned seven strong innings to win the series opener at #1 Virginia, marking the first time all season that the Cavaliers has lost in an opener or game-2 of any series. The 6-3, 225-pound righthander won despite being opposed by Virginia ace  lefthander (and top-5 draft prospect) Danny Hultzen, who suffered his first loss of the season and only his third defeat in three seasons with the Cavs.
While watching his offense fail to dent the scoreboard over the first five innings, Chamra did not allow any earned runs (UVa scored twice unearned in the opening frame). The veteran pitcher bounced back from the 1st-inning frustration to retire 12 of the next 14 and allowed only four baserunners from the 2nd-6th innings. His final line included four hits allowed and three walks, with three strikeouts.
BOAS proved to be a valuable all-around player during the series at West Coast Conference leader Gonzaga, as the Gaels won the series (2-5, 12-1, 7-6) to jump into contention for the WCC title. the 5-8, 150-pound sparkplug turned in a strong defensive effort throughout the series while batting 6-for-13 (.462) out of the leadoff spot and factoring into seven of his teams runs (3 RBI, 4 R), adding a triple, walk and two stolen bases.
During the decisive series finale, Boas hit 2-for-5 with a run scored, a pair of RBI and two stolen bases. His 9th-inning single down the rightfield line – while facing the league-leader in ERA, Cody Martin (0.76) – chased home Donald Collins as the tying run. Moments later, Boas swiped second base and ended up motoring around to score the eventual winning run (Gonzaga scored once in the bottom of the 9th).
Boas hit 3-for-4 in game-2, scoring twice and driving in another run as the Gaels tied the series.
(Note that head shots and action photos are being added below for all 16 players; full player info. also still to be added).
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 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.
(week of April 18-24, 2011 … presented by
“It’s not so much what you do, as it is when you do it.”
Alabama Birmingham (UAB) – Keith DePew
Arizona State – Kramer Champlin
Cal Poly – Steven Fischback
UCLA – Trevor Bauer
UC Riverside – Matt Andriese
Central Florida – D.J. Hicks
Georgia Southern – Shawn Payne
High Point – Ryan Retz
Kansas State – Jason King
Kentucky – Alex Meyer
Miami – Nathan Melendres
North Carolina State – *Rob Chamra
St. Mary’s – *Richard Boas
Stanford – Zach Jones
Texas A&M – John Stilson
Washington State – James Wise
* Chamra is the CB360 Primetime Pitcher of the Week and Boas the Primetime Player
(full release info. on all honorees still to-be-added)

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