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B/R's Clutch Player Of The Week: March 22nd-28th

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23:  Ichiro Suzuki #51 of Japan holds up the championship trophy after defeating Korea during the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic on March 23, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Japan won 5-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Mark J. Terrill-Pool/Getty Images)
David ArreolaSenior Analyst IMarch 29, 2009

Welcome to the second weekly edition of B/R's Clutch Player of the week.

Last week was our "pilot" article and it went over fairly well. I would love for this to get big and have all the big writers putting their votes in for the biggest performers of the week.

In the end, Ronald Moore of Siena took home the very first B/R Clutch Player Award.

Congrats to you Ronald.

You can view a history of the award here.

 

Clutch POTW Nominees for March 22nd-28th

Landon Donovan, L.A. Galaxy Soccer

The Galaxy were down 2-0 in their season opener against DC United. That was, until Landon Donovan got his way.

In the 80th minute Donovan converted on a penalty kick to bring L.A. within one goal. He capped off his comeback with a clutch 86th minute goal to even the score at 2-2.

Instead of a crushing defeat, the Galaxy walk away with a very valuable point in the table.

Landon Donovan, you are clutch.

 

Ichiro Suzuki, Japan Baseball

With the World Baseball Classic Final in the 10th inning, the momentum was all in Korea's favor. They had just tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning.

However, the 35 year-old Ichiro Suzuki was not about to let another WBC Championship slip through his hands.

In the top of the 19th inning Suzuki hit a two-run single to give Japan a 5-3 lead in the WBC Final.

A lead Japan would not surrender.

Ichiro Suzuki; you are clutch, and a champion.

 

Levance Fields, Pittsburgh Basketball

With Xavier putting the pressure on the No. 1 seeded Pittsburgh Panthers, the crowd began to roar for the upset.

A bracket busting upset, for sure.

Levance Fields was having none of that. With 50 seconds remaining Fields drained a deep three pointer to give Pitt the lead.

He capped off his 14 point night with a steal and a lay up to give Pitt a 60-55 win and a trip to the Elite Eight.

Levance Fields, you are clutch.

 

Scottie Reynolds, Villanova Basketball

Scottie Reynolds dropped 15 points on the top seeded Pitt Panthers.

But, two of those 15 would be the final two points of the entire game.

With a trip to the Final Four on the line, Reynolds sprinted from half court for a last second basket to break the tie.

Villanova won 78-76, and are on their way to face either North Carolina or Oklahoma in the Final Four.

Scottie Reynolds, you are clutch.

 

Sidney Crosby, Penguins Hockey

In a high scoring affair against the rangers, Crosby had the final say on the scoreboard.

With the game tied 3-3 in the third period, Crosby took a pass from Ruslan Fedotenko to score the game-winning goal with 10:03 remaining in the period.

Crosby is accustomed to these kind of performances and it is no surprise he is on this list.

Sidney Crosby, you are clutch.

 

Thank you for reading! Please vote who you think should receive this week's Clutch Player of the Week award!

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