BATON ROUGE -- Pitcher Jared Bradford of LSU and catcher Nick Maragas of Louisiana-Monroe were named Tuesday as the Louisiana Sportswriters Association Baseball Players of the Week.
Bradford, who appeared in all three games of LSU's sweep at No. 16 Kentucky last weekend, was named Pitcher of the Week.
The senior from Hueytown, Ala. earned a win and two saves at Kentucky in helping the Tigers extend their win streak to nine games. In Game 1, Bradford entered the contest in the ninth inning with the score tied 1-1; he worked two scoreless innings to earn the win as the Tigers posted a 3-1, 10-inning victory. Bradford threw 17 pitches, allowing no hits while recording no walks and one strikeout.
Bradford returned to the mound in Game 2 the same day, pitching the final four innings (46 pitches) to pick up a save in LSU's 12-5 triumph. Bradford blanked the Wildcats through four innings, allowing just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Bradford made his third appearance of the series on Sunday, working the final inning (13 pitches) to earn a save in the Tigers' 9-8 win. He pitched a scoreless frame, allowing one hit with no walks and one strikeout.
Bradford's total numbers for the series included 7.0 innings pitched (76 pitches), a 0.00 ERA, one win, two saves, three hits, no runs, no walks and seven strikeouts.
Maragas, a senior from Canton, Ohio, was named Hitter of the Week as he batted .636 (7-for-11) with six RBI. He finished the week with a 1.182 slugging percentage and .667 on-base percentage recording a double, a triple and a home run.
Maragas played catcher and designated hitter for the Warhawks and came within a home run of the cycle in the second game at South Alabama; he hit a homer in his first at-bat of the following game.