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National All-Star Lineup - April 3, 2012
George Fox's Brian Ranta twirls school's fourth no-hitter

LUBBOCK, Texas – The College Baseball Hall of Fame and Diamond Sports are proud to announce this week's National All-Star Lineup.

Chris Beck (Georgia Southern) registered 18 strikeouts for the week in picking up a win and a save. Buck Farmer (Georgia Tech) struck out 11 in a complete-game win over Duke. Brian Ranta (George Fox University) registered the fourth no-hitter in school history in a 12-strikeout performance. Ty Sullivan (Weatherford College) threw a shutout in a 17-strikeout effort. Matt Honchel (Miami-Ohio) hit .786 with two four-hit performances. Corey Keller (Florida Atlantic) hit .733 and registered a home run in three of the four games played. Congratulations to Coach Tom Austin (Methodist College) on notching his 1,000th career win. See the full National All-Star Lineup below.

Anthony Azar – Sam Houston State, Junior

Hit 13-for-22 (.591) with a slugging percentage of .909 and an on-base percentage of .600. The junior finished the week with five doubles, a triple, 11 RBIs and eight runs scored.

Chris Beck – Georgia Southern, Junior

Struck out 18 batters last week, notching a save and a win in two appearances. On Tuesday, Beck struck out two of the three batters in the ninth inning to earn the save against Georgia Tech. In Friday’s game against College of Charleston, he struck out 16 batters in six innings to earn the win. Beck struck out 10 of the first 14 batters faced.

Lance Breedlove – Purdue, Senior

Threw a two-hit shutout against Penn State while not giving up a walk. Breedlove retired the first 19 batters of the game in order, carrying a perfect game into the seventh inning. He needed only 101 pitches to work his second consecutive complete game, become the first Boiler since 2009 to accomplish the feat.

Buck Farmer – Georgia Tech, Junior

Recorded his third career complete game and his first career shutout in a win over Duke in the series-opener Saturday. Farmer fanned 11 batters with no walks and allowed just three hits. It was the team's first complete-game victory this season and marked the first solo shutout since former Jacket Mark Pope blanked Boston College in April 2011.

Matt Honchel – Miami (Ohio), Freshman

Batted .786 in the series with Toledo. His 11 hits in 14 at bats included two four-hit games. On the weekend, the freshman drove in four runs and scored six times. Honchel has multiple-hit games in more than half of the games he has played in this season (14 of 27).

Bruce Maxwell – Birmingham Southern College, Junior

Hit .667 (10-for-15) with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs. In a Saturday doubleheader, Maxwell went 6-for-8 with two homers, three doubles and six RBIs.

Ethan Mildren – Pittsburgh, Sophomore

Pitched a shutout in a win at Cincinnati. Mildren allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out seven. The sophomore has not allowed a run in 16 consecutive innings.

Brian Ranta – George Fox University, Senior

Threw the fourth no-hitter in school history, striking out a career-high 12 batters. Ranta retired the first 13 hitters of the game and closed out the contest by sitting down the last 14 in a row.

Ralph Rhymes – LSU, Junior

Batted .588 (10-for-17) with one homer, six RBIs and three runs scored in helping LSU to four wins in four games. Rhymes batted .583 (7-for-12) in the Tigers' three-game sweep of ranked Arkansas with one homer, six RBIs, one run, one stolen base and a .643 on-base percentage.

Shawn Stuart – Long Beach State, Senior

Pitched a shutout in a win over Cal Poly. Stuart went the distance, giving up just one hit and struck out nine in the victory.

Ty Sullivan – Weatherford College, Sophomore

Threw a shutout and set a school record by registering 17 strikeouts in the game. Sullivan gave up just four hits in nine innings.

Darnell Sweeney – Central Florida, Junior

Notched four multiple-hit games on the week and hit .556 (10-for-18) to help the Knights to four victories. Sweeney extended his hitting streak to seven games, logging five runs, three RBIs and three stolen bases. Sweeney now has 12 multiple-hit games on the year.

Bobby Wahl – Ole Miss, Sophomore

Worked a career-long eight scoreless innings and held ranked Florida to two hits in Friday's win. Wahl only allowed one baserunner to advance past first and retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced before leaving the game after the eighth. The sophomore also scored the game-winning run in Sunday's win to clinch the series when he entered the game as a pinch-runner in the ninth.

Wade Wass – Meridian Community College, Sophomore

Hit .600 (6-for-10) with four home runs, seven RBIs and four runs scored. The sophomore recorded a homer in each of Meridian’s games.

Coach Tom Austin – Methodist College

Recorded his 1,000th career win in his 33rd season at Methodist College.

 


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