June 12, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
Memphis' Carrier, Houston's Cumbie honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION I
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

DALLAS (NCBWA) Memphis senior outfielder Chris Carrier has been tabbed as the Player of the Month and Houston left-handed starting pitcher Trey Cumbie has been named the Pitcher of the Month for May by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, it was announced on Monday afternoon.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Carrier had an elite month in May for the Memphis Tigers. A first-team All-American Athletic Conference first-team honoree in 2017, Carrier slugged eight homers over 14 games in May, driving in 23 runs and hitting .421 (24-for-57) with five doubles and a .529 on-base percentage. On the year, Carrier finished his final collegiate season with a .330 average (68-for-206) with 16 doubles, 16 homers and 50 RBI, sporting a .438 on-base and a .641 slugging percentage.

Cumbie, a native of Lufkin, Texas, won all four of his starts in May, tossing two complete games and allowing just two earned runs in 34 innings. A second-team All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball in 2017, Cumbie had a 0.53 ERA during the month, allowing only 22 hits and four walks over 28 strikeouts. As a sophomore, Cumbie posted a 10-2 record and a 2.04 ERA in 15 starts, hurling four complete-game efforts and tossing 101.1 innings, surrendering just 15 walks and 91 hits, striking out 82.

This marks the second season the NCBWA has honored a national player and pitcher of the month.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com. For more information, contact NCBWA Executive Assistant Director Mike Montoro (304-293-2821, mike.montoro@mail.wvu.edu).

2017 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 21: Andrew Kendrick, Youngstown State (Hitter); Jared Poché, LSU and Robbie Welhaf, Elon (Pitcher)
Feb. 28: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (Hitter); Justin Dillon, Sacramento State (Pitcher)
March 7: Chase Lunceford, Louisiana Tech (Hitter); Danny Hrbek, Radford and Parker Rigler, Kansas State (Pitcher)
March 14: Connor Smith, Western Michigan (Hitter); Eli Morgan, Gonzaga (Pitcher)
March 21: Jake Scheiner, Houston (Hitter); John Gavin, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)
March 28: Matt Lloyd, Indiana (Hitter); Cory Abbott, Loyola Marymount (Pitcher)
April 4: Keaton Kringlen, BYU (Hitter); Alex Cunningham, Coastal Carolina (Pitcher)
April 11: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (Hitter); Michael Grove, West Virginia (Pitcher)
April 18: Stuart Fairchild, Wake Forest (Hitter); Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)
April 25: Dylan Busby, Florida State (Hitter); Alex Faedo, Florida (Pitcher)
May 2: Hunter Hargrove, Texas Tech (Hitter); David Peterson, Oregon (Pitcher)
May 9: Dan Kerwin, UT Martin (Hitter); Trevor Stephan, Arkansas (Pitcher)
May 16: Jared Barnes, South Alabama (Hitter); Zach Prendergast, Seton Hall (Pitcher)
May 23: Kevin Milam, St. Mary's (Hitter); Cole Bartlett, Missouri (Pitcher)

2017 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
February: Brendon McKay, Lousiville (Hitter); James Poché, LSU (Pitcher)
March: Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (Hitter); David Peterson, Oregon (Pitcher)
April: Drew Ellis, Louisville (Hitter); Jake Thompson, Oregon State (Pitcher)
May: Chris Carrier, Memphis (Hitter); Trey Cumbie, Houston (Pitcher)