May 11, 2017
For Immediate Release
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CSU-Pueblo's Devery, Palm Beach Atlantics's Horner honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION II
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on May 9. Colorado State University-Pueblo junior third baseman Chris Devery is the National Hitter of the Week, while Palm Beach Atlantic senior pitcher Sean Horner is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Devery (Saugus, Calif./College of the Canyons) dominated this weekend with 16 RBIs and a 1.222 slugging percentage. He batted .556 and posted a .579 on base percentage. Devery totaled an impressive 1.801 OPS thanks to two home runs, four doubles and a triple. Devery was clutch, hitting .727 with runners in scoring position and a .571 average with two outs. In saturday's doubleheader, Devery went 3-for-4 in both games with four runs scored. In Sunday's series finale, he drove in five more RBIs. Devery went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a triple. The 16 RBIs nearly doubled Devery's season total, giving him 33 on the year. He now ranks sixth in the RMAC with a team-best .395 average.

Horner (Sunrise, Fla./Western HS) tossed his first career complete-game shutout in his final start of his collegiate career while taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning. Horner allowed a one-out single in the ninth but held on for the 6-0 victory over Rollins College. Horner struck out eight Tars batters while working around three walks to settle for the one-hit shutout.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Chad Frazier, Concord (Hitter); Cordell Shannon, Millersville (Pitcher)
Central: Richie Gorski, Missouri Southern (Hitter); Dalton Lehnen, Augustana (Pitcher)
East: Tom Walraven, New Haven (Hitter); Chris Cepeda, St. Thomas Aquinas (Pitcher)
Midwest: No Nominees
South: Karl Ellison, Lynn (Hitter); Sean Horner, Palm Beach Atlantic (Pitcher)
South Central: Chris Devery, Colorado State-Pueblo (Hitter); Javarias Banks, Cameron (Pitcher)
Southeast: No Nominees
West: Jorge Jack Larsen, UC-San Diego (Hitter); Matthew Gunter, Hawaii Pacific (Pitcher)

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2017 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
Week ending Feb. 22: J.D. Osbourne, Tampa (Hitter); Donovan Armas, Lynn (Pitcher)
Week ending March 1: Jake Walters, Quincy (Hitter); Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne (Pitcher)
Week ending March 8: J.D. Osbourne, Tampa (Hitter); Trevor Abshire, Point Loma Nazarene (Pitcher)
Week ending March 15: Adrian Tovalin, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Joshua Payne, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
Week ending March 22: Andrew Webster, Barton (Hitter); Gus Varland, Concordia-St. Paul (Pitcher)
Week ending March 29: Ryan Rogers, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Garett King, California Baptist (Pitcher)
Week ending April 4: Tyler Walters, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Steven Bower, North Georgia (Pitcher)
Week ending April 11: Justin Graff-Rowe, Central Missouri (Hitter); Will Myers, Alabama-Huntsville (Pitcher)
Week ending April 18: Cole Brooks, Saginaw Valley State (Hitter); Jason Blank, Augustana (S.D.) (Pitcher)
Week ending April 25: Brian Parreira, USC Aiken (Hitter); John Holland, Felician (Pitcher)
Week ending May 2: Blaine Crim, Mississippi College (Hitter); Parker Dyson, West Liberty (Pitcher)
Week ending May 9: Chris Devery, Colorado State-Pueblo (Hitter); Sean Horner, Palm Beach Atlantic (Pitcher)

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