March 24, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Bridgewater's Mason, Baldwin-Wallace's Scott honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) Accounting for 19 runs in only four games and throwing the third no-hitter of the NCAA Division III season have earned outfielder Jonathan Mason of Bridgewater College and right-hander Josh Scott of Baldwin-Wallace College the National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors respectively for the week of March 14-20, 2001, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Mason, a sophomore from Sterling, Va., carried the Eagles to a 3-1 record (their only loss at No. 2 Shenandoah) by batting .647 (11-for-17) with six runs scored, 13 RBI, four home runs and two doubles. He had an on-base percentage of .700 and a slugging percentage of 1.470. He also was 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts during the week and walked four times. He started his week with a 3-for-4 effort, including a pair of homers and five RBIs, in a 10-1 win over Eastern Mennonite. A day later, he was 2-for-3 with two more homers and three RBI in the 13-12 loss to Shenandoah. In a doubleheader sweep over Randolph-Macon, he was 6-for-10 with five RBI and a pair of doubles. Mason was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Scott, a junior from Strongsville, Ohio, pitched a seven-inning no-hitter as the Yellow Jackets defeated Ohio Christian University 12-0 at Veterans Administration Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio, in a game shortened to seven innings due to the 10-run 'mercy' rule. He struck out six and did not walk a batter en route to improving his record to 2-0 with a 1.72 earned run average. His perfect bid effort was derailed by passed ball on a third strike in the third inning and an error in the seventh. Scott was name the Ohio Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Brian Weeks (Hardin-Simmons) - .625 (10-16), 5 doubles, 1 home run, 11 RBI, 7 runs, 1.125 slugging pct.; Jason Handley (Thomas More) - .667 (10-15), 3 doubles, 2 steals, 12 RBI, 6 runs,.867 slugging pct.; Dave Ahern (Babson) - .565 (13-23), 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1.043 slugging pct.; Michael Tucker (Anderson) - .481 (13-27), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 17 RBI, 8 runs, 1.111 slugging pct.; Adam Higgins (Averett) - .533 (16-30), 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 RBI, 13 runs, 8 steals, .867 slugging pct.; Brendan Pilger (Oglethorpe) - .500 (7-14), 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 steals, 5 RBI, 11 runs, 1.200 slugging pct.; Jason McGill (Texas Lutheran) - .875 (7-8), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 3 runs, 1.750 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Chris Moyer (Averett) - 2-0, 2 saves, 0.00 ERA, 12.1 ip, 6 hits, 15 strikeouts; Sean White (Dickinson) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 ip, 2 cg, 8 hits, 19 strikeouts; Troy Mrkvicka (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) - 0-0, 3 saves, 1.42 ERA, 6.1 ip, 3 hits, 2 strikeouts; Austin Carden (Rhodes) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts; James Bardenett (SUNY-Brockport) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 10 strikeouts; Zach Guiles (Penn State-Berks) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts; Pat Lavay (Massachusetts-Dartmouth) - 2-0, 2 saves, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 3 hits.

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2011 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 6: Kevin Brashears, Shenandoah (Hitter); Matt McAllister of Penn State-Abington (Pitcher)
March 13: Michael Pascarella, Pittsburgh-Bradford (Hitter); Lee Schurlknight, Sewanee (Pitcher)
March 20: Jonathan Mason, Bridgewater (Hitter); Josh Scott, Baldwin-Wallace (Pitcher)
March 27: Dan Haugh, Wheaton (Hitter); Mike McManus, Mt. St. Vincent's (Pitcher)
April 3: Trent Svehla, Simpson (Hitter); Mark DiTomasso, Western New England (Pitcher)
April 10: Ryan Darner, Thomas More (Hitter); Travis Ratliff, SUNY-Cortland (Pitcher)
April 17: Brandon O'Connell, Wisconsin-Stout (Hitter); Sean White, Dickinson (Pitcher)
April 24: John Snyder, Marietta (Hitter); Mike Russo, Kean (Pitcher)
May 1: Matt Bittner, Penn State-Behrend (Hitter); Max Henry, Saint Vincent (Pitcher)
May 8: Mike Nodzenski, Grinnell (Hitter); Joe Sweeney, Illinois Wesleyan (Pitcher)