Former Balers, Brian Haggett, right, and shortstop Ronnie Fhurong get  tangled while turning a double during San Benito's 2008 season.
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Former San Benito baseball player Brian Haggett was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s player of the week for his play during the week of April 2-9.

The Cal State Monterey Bay first baseman batted .588 — going 10-for-17— in five games during the week. Haggett hit one home run and two doubles, droving in seven runs.

So far this year, Haggett is hitting a team-leading .362 with three home runs and 25 RBIs.

Haggett has started 36 of the Otters’ 38 games this year. Monterey Bay is 19-19 so far this year.

Teammate and former Baler Ronnie Fhurong has started 16 games for the Otters and is hitting .191 so far this year.

Darin Gillies

Arizona State freshman Darin Gillies continues to make his mark on the No. 21 rated Sun Devils. The former San Benito right-hander has started six games for the Sun Devils and has thrown 29.1 innings so far — good for third on the team.

In those 29.1 innings, Gillies has allowed 33 hits and struck out 25 batters. Gillies owns a 4.30 ERA and is 0-3 so far this year.

Arizona State is 19-13 this year and is 6-6 in the PAC-12.

J.C. Clayton

After a slow start, Brigham Young University junior J.C. Clayton has started to catch fire.

Clayton has hit safely in 13 of BYU’s past 15 games and has lifted her batting average to .351.

In 35 games, Clayton has recorded 40 hits and 10 RBIs. She also set a career-high 11 stolen bases with 20 games left to go. BYU sits at 24-12 overall and 4-3 inside its conference.

Lizzy Gatto

Despite a team record of 9-21, Lizzy Gatto has made the most of her senior year at Canisius College.

Gatto has been the Golden Griffins biggest offensive threat this year. Gatto leads the team with a .329 batting average — starting 28 games — with five home runs and 11 stolen bases. Gatto is also tied for the team lead with 19 RBIs.

For her play, Gatto was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s player of the week on March 26.

She started the season as Canisius’ only representative on the preseason All-MAAC team

Jessica Vest

Despite not getting many at-bats — she only has 15 in 35 games — freshman Jessica Vest continues to be a dominate presence with her glove for the No. 6 ranked Oklahoma Sooners.

Starting 26 games for the Sooners at shortstop, Vest has yet to record an error.

Overall, Vest, who graduated from San Benito last year, has two hits in 15 at-bats with four walks and one RBI. Vest also has a stolen base.

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