Baseball BeatMarch 09, 2004
Leave It To Weaver
By Rich Lederer

Long Beach State's Jered Weaver may not graduate with his class next year, but he will have earned high honors nonetheless.

On Monday, Weaver was selected as the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week for the third time this season. He shares the weekly award with South Carolina's Billy Buckner (16 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings vs. Clemson), Kansas State's Jim Ripley (retired 18 of the first 19 Alabama batters, including 10 by strikeout), and Mississippi's Stephen Head (reached base 16 consecutive plate appearances).

By the way, there is no truth to the rumor that Buckner allowed a ground ball to roll between his legs.