After throwing the first no-hitter in Big South Tournament history, Coastal Carolina junior Anthony Meo was named one of three Louisville Slugger National Players of the Week as named by Collegiate Baseball. The publication also moved the Chanticleers up three spots to 21st in this week’s poll. Coastal also returned to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association weekly poll at 29th after a two-week absence
Meo (Cranston, R.I.) retired the first 16 batters he faced en route to his first no-hitter, leading the Chants to a 5-0 win over Radford in the Big South Conference tournament. Meo struck out nine and walked one. It was the first no-hitter thrown by Coastal since Cody Wheeler beat Hawaii on the road during the 2009 season.
Also honored with the national award were Matt Summers (UC Irvine) and Trevor Bauer (UCLA).
Summers fired the fourth no-hitter in UC Irvine history during a 2-0, complete-game victory over Long Beach State. He struck out five and walked one.
Bauer hurled his eighth consecutive 9-inning complete game, striking out 14 batters, during a 7-0 win at Arizona St. It marked his third complete game shutout of the season and his ninth overall complete game of 2011. Bauer limited the Sun Devils to only five hits as he struck out the final four batters of the game.