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USF Baseball’s Shane McClanahan and David Villar Sweep Weekly American Athletic Conference Awards

The Bulls’ toasty bats and another dominant performance from their ace didn’t go unnoticed.


On the heels of winning three of four over the weekend against Columbia, USF baseball left-handed ace Shane McClanhan and junior infielder David Villar swept the weekly American Athletic Conference Awards, the league announced Monday.

McClanahan, named Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, mowed down a season-high 12 Columbia hitters on Friday night in six innings, allowing no runs and just three hits.

The Bulls left-hander’s 32 strikeouts ranks sixth nationally, and he has not allowed an earned run this season in 18 innings pitched.

In five games last week, Villar hit .600 (12-for-20) with six doubles, three home runs, seven runs scored and 10 RBI. The third baseman went 3-for-6 in a midweek contest at Bethune-Cookman, smashing a home run and two doubles in a 16-1 Bulls rout.

Villar kicked off the Columbia series going a perfect 4-for-4 night on Friday night in a 13-1 USF win, again hitting a home run and a double. He remained hot throughout the weekend ending the series on Sunday with his third three-hit game of the week, going 3-for-4 adding a home run and team-high seventh double.

The AAC Player of the Week ranks fifth nationally in doubles and is hitting a toasty .425 on the season.

The Bulls (7-5) will travel to Jacksonville for a midweek game against the Dolphins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.