March 12, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Junior right-hander T.J. Hose picked up a pair of weekly honors on Monday as he was named Conference USA Co-Pitcher-of-the-Week and also named to the College Baseball Foundations National Honor Roll after helping East Carolina to a three-game series sweep over Cal State Fullerton.
Following the most successful week of the 2007 season in Conference USA Baseball, there were a number of outstanding candidates for Player of the Week honors and for the second straight week three players will be honored with awards. East Carolina's T.J. Hose and Southern Miss freshman RHP Todd McInnis share this week's C-USA Pitcher of the Week honors, while UCF sophomore IF Kiki Vazquez earned Hitter of the Week recognition for the period ending March 11.
Hose had his best pitching performance of his career Friday night against No. 7 Cal State Fullerton, setting the tone for the Pirates three-game sweep of the Titans. He picked up his third consecutive win in a 6-1 victory, scattering three hits over seven innings. Hose allowed one run while striking out six batters, four of them looking in seven innings of work. Hose faced 25 batters allowing two runners to reach second base, one coming on a solo home run in the fifth inning, while keeping the Titans hitters in check with a .143 average.
McInnis, a true freshman, carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a 5-0 win against No. 13 Alabama on March 6, earning his third win in his third collegiate start. In eight innings pitched, he allowed just one single that came with two outs in the eighth. McInnis struck out six and walked four, never putting more than one base runner on an inning, and was lifted after throwing 124 pitches.
Vazquez recorded at least one hit in every game last week to help UCF to a 5-0 record, which marked the longest winning streak for the Golden Knights since the 2005 season. The first baseman posted a double in each of the first four games and added his fourth homer of the season in game one with UMass. Vazquez finished the week 7-for-14 (.500) with nine RBI, four runs scored, five walks, just one strikeout and his first career stolen base. His slugging percentage for the week was 1.000.