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.
Another dominant outing from Shane and a monster week with the bat for Villar gives us a sweep in this week's @American_BSB weekly awards.— USF Baseball (@USFBaseball) March 5, 2018
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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.