Villar and McClanahan Earn AAC Weekly Honor Roll
PROVIDENCE, R.I., MARCH 20, 2017 – University of South Florida baseball sophomore third baseman David Villar (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and redshirt-freshman pitcher Shane McClanahan (Cape Coral, Fla.) have been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Villar had by far his best weekend of the season and perhaps the best weekend for any Bull this year. He hit .636 (7-for-11) with a double, three homeruns and 12 RBI during a four-game sweep of Harvard. Villar also scored seven runs and slugged 1.545. He had a hit in every game of the series with multiple RBI in all four games. Villar capped the weekend with a 2-for-3, three run and five RBI outburst in a 14-2 win Sunday. The sophomore crushed a grand slam to right field in the third inning to make it a 7-0 game, as it was the first USF grand slam in nearly two years.
McClanahan pitched a gem in game one of Saturday’s double-header against Harvard. Though it was only a seven inning game, McClanahan went the distance, struck out a career-high 11 men and did not walk anyone. He gave up just one run on six hits, improving his record to 4-0.
The 19-1 Bulls received a No. 21 ranking according to Perfect Game on Monday and play the first of five games this week when they host North Florida Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The contest can be watched live on USF Baseball's Facebook page.
About USF Baseball
The University of South Florida baseball team is one of the fastest rising programs in the country. Under the guidance of head coach Mark Kingston, the Bulls reached the NCAA Regionals in 2015 for the first time in 13 years and USF followed that success with a consensus Top 10 recruiting class. Five players from that recruiting class were everyday starters in 2016 including outfielder Chris Chatfield (Riverview, Fla.), who led the team in home runs, and catcher Joe Genord (Lake Worth, Fla.), who was named the 2016 PGCBL Player of the Year. The Bulls won series from two ranked teams in 2016 (No. 21 East Carolina, No. 25 Michigan State, began the 2017 season with a series win over Iowa and earned just it’s second win over a top-five team with a 4-2 victory against No. 3 Florida State on Feb. 21.
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