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Sale Named to CB360 Weekly Honor Roll
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast University junior Chris Sale (Lakeland, Fla.) was named to the Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll produced by CollegeBaseball360.com on Tuesday.
Sale moved the FGCU baseball team past No. 23 Clemson, 4-2, Saturday evening in Clemson, S.C at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Fresh off an FGCU record setting 15-strikeout outing, the Lakeland, Fla. native posted another noteworthy performance in the game one start. Improving his record to 7-0 on the year with the win, the junior lefty went eight full innings and allowed just two earned runs on four hits, with 10 strikeouts against the nationally ranked Tigers.
On the season, Sale owns 103 strikeouts with just 11 walks in 75 innings pitched. He has a 2.16 earned run average and has limited opponents to a .215 batting average during his 12 appearances, including 11 starts.
Sale was part of CollegeBaseball360.com’s eleventh installment of Primetime Performers for action from April 26-May 2. Florida senior centerfielder Matt den Dekker was named the Primetime Player of the Week, while Oregon fifth-year senior right-hander Justin LaTempa was the CB360 Primetime Pitcher of the Week.
The 19 members of the CB360 Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll included:
Arizona State – Johnny Ruettiger
Auburn – Trent Mummey
Bryant – Kevin Brown
East Tennessee State – Bo Reeder
Florida – Matt den Dekker
Florida Gulf Coast – Chris Sale
Florida International – Garrett Wittels
Le Moyne – Chris Edmondson
Louisville – Andrew Clark
Nebraska – Tom Lemke
Nicholls State – Clint Dempster
North Carolina State – Jake Buchanan
Oregon – Justin LaTempa
Samford – Trey Hayes
San Diego State – Addison Reed
South Carolina – Brady Thomas
Texas – Cole Green
Virginia – Phil Gosselin
Washington – Jacob Lamb
The CB360 Primetime Performer honors various players based on any/all of the following “primetime” criteria (i.e. not solely based on raw stats):
• Must have been playing for a CB360 top-50 team (in the Composite National Rankings) or against such a top-level opponent, or performed a high level in a game that could be key to a team’s conference/NCAA postseason qualification.
• Involved in clutch performances, such as late game-winning hits, noteworthy comebacks, game-changing plays, team leadership, etc. • Performing at a top level against a team rated highly nationally (or within its conference), with bonus consideration given for key performances away from home field.
• Overcoming adversity or extreme circumstances (for the team and/or individual).