April 15, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
Oregon's Tolman, St. Joseph's Carter honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 13. Oregon sophomore infielder Mitchell Tolman was named National Hitter of the Week, while St. Joseph's senior right-handed pitcher Jordan Carter was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Tolman Carter

Tolman, a Lake Forest, Calif. native, propelled Oregon to a 5-0 record over the week as he went 9-for-15 (.600), hitting safely in all five games and collecting multiple hits in three of those. The sophomore drove in at least one run in four games, including a pair of two-RBI games, and collected six RBI total. He added six runs scored while recording a .684 on-base percentage and .733 slugging percentage. Tolman currently owns a team-best batting average of .352 for the Ducks and ranks ninth in the Pac-12.

Carter tied a program record with 15 strikeouts on Saturday as he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in a 17-1 rout of Fordham. The senior struck out the first four batters of the game and six of the first seven. Through the first seven innings of the game, only eight Fordham hitters managed to put the ball in play and Carter retired them all via ground ball outs. He finished the game with no walks and just three hits allowed.

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For more information on the NCBWA Division I National Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2014 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 16: Skyler Ewing, Rice (Hitter); Jeremy Null, East Carolina (Pitcher)
Feb. 23: A.J. Reed, Kentucky (Hitter); Reed Garrett, VMI (Pitcher)
March 2: Ryan Seiz, Liberty (Hitter); Jake Stinnett, Maryland (Pitcher)
March 9: Mac James, Oklahoma (Hitter); Javi Salas, Miami (Pitcher)
March 16: Nic Wilson, Georgia State (Hitter); Heath Dwyer, VCU (Pitcher)
March 23: Michael Katz, William & Mary (Hitter); Frankie Vanderka, Stony Brook (Pitcher)
March 30: Clint Freeman, East Tennessee State (Hitter); Matt Imhof, Cal Poly (Pitcher)
April 6: A.J. Reed, Kentucky (Hitter); Nathan Kirby, Virginia (Pitcher)
April 13: Mitchell Tolman, Oregon (Hitter); Jordan Carter, St. Joseph's (Pitcher)
April 20: Byron Campbell, UMES (Hitter); Jeff Hoffman, East Carolina (Pitcher)
April 27: Auston Bausfield, Ole Miss (Hitter); Thomas Eshelman, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)
May 4: Casey Turgeon, Florida (Hitter); Jace Fry, Oregon State (Pitcher)
May 11: Connor McVey, Cincinnati (Hitter); Matt Fraudin, Gardner-Webb (Pitcher)
May 18: Kane Sweeney, Morehead State (Hitter); Ben Wetzler, Oregon State (Pitcher)