DALLAS (NCBWA) Institutions from the Capital Athletic
Conference, the American Southwest Conference and the New Jersey
Athletic Conference gained National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association Division III accolades for games played March 5-11.
Hitter of the Week: Concordia junior infielder
Carson Cox played a vital role for the Tornados
as they swept past ASC foe East Texas Baptist March 9 and 10. In
a seven-inning 6-3 win, the Cotulla, Tex., native went 4-4 with
two home runs and four RBI to win game one. In the second game,
a 12-4 win, Cox would go deep once again a part of a three-hit game,
while also driving in four runs. In a 19-9 finale win, Cox would
once again push in four Tornados with another three-hit day. For
the weekend, he tallied a .625 batting average and 1.375 slugging
percentage due to producing three doubles and home runs apiece that
drove in 12 runs.
Honorable Mention Hitter: Seth Woodward, Jr.,
3B, Christopher Newport: Reached based in 11 of his 13 plate appearances
as he helped the Captains post a 3-0 record in Myrtle Beach while
outscoring their opponents 34-11. Woodard notched at least three
hits in each contest as CNU defeated Bridgewater (Va.), Hampden-Sydney
and Penn State Berks. For the week, he went 10-for-12 (.833) at
the plate with five runs scored, five RBIs, three doubles, a .846
on-base percentage and a 1.083 slugging percentage. In CNU's closest
game of the week, he went 4-for-4 with a walk against Hampden-Sydney
in the 6-5 victory.
Pitcher of the Week: Frostburg State senior
Greg Schneider wasnt far off NCAA Division IIIs
second 2018 no-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Stevenson March 5. The
Jefferson Hills, Pa., native registered a one-hit, 15-strikeout
complete-game effort with the only home team hit occurring in the
ninth inning after retiring 25 consecutive Mustang batters. He also
walked just one batter in his 9.0 innings of work.
Honorable Mention Pitcher: Derek Jackson, Jr.,
William Peace: Threw a no-hitter through nine innings, gave up two
hits in the 10th inning in the first game of the series against
Ferrum College where WPU won 1-0 as part of a weekend USA South
sweep. Tallied ten strikeouts in the shutout.
Rookie of the Week: Hailing from Hackettstown,
N.J., infielder Justin Provost turned heads for
Rowan during the RussMatt Invitational in the Sunshine State last
week. He went 6-for-12 with nine RBI, three runs scored, and two
doubles. All three games were multi-hit and multi-RBI games. He
went 2-for-4 with three RBI against Salve Regina. The following
day he went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in the win over Ripon.
He wrapped up the week with a 2-for-4 outing with a double and two
RBI, also taking a hit by pitch, in the win over No. 1 UMass-Boston.
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2018 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
Week ending Feb. 25: Josh Belarde, Iowa Wesleyan (Hitter); Jimi Keating, Spalding (Pitcher); Tristen Luck, Methodist (Rookie)
Week ending March 4: Ben Sexton, Emory and Henry (Hitter); Patrick Maybach, Salve Regina (Pitcher); James Green, St. Mary's (Minn.) (Rookie)
Week ending March 11: Carson Cox, Concordia (Hitter); Greg Schneider, Frostburg State (Pitcher); Justin Provost, Rowan (Minn.) (Rookie)
Week ending March 18: Will Welsh, Lancaster Bible (Hitter); Colin Coffey, Luther (Pitcher); Isaiah Ausby, Cazenovia College (Rookie)
Week ending March 25 Dakota Bryden, Wisconsin-Whitewater (Hitter); Ryan Miller, Benedictine (Pitcher); Shayne Audet, New England College (Rookie)
Week ending April 1: Tommy Epsaro, DeSales (Hitter); Charlie Ruegger, Stevens Tech (Pitcher); Jack Layrisson, LaGrange (Rookie)
Week ending April 8: Chris Fowler, UMass-Boston (Hitter); Matt D'Ambrosia, Muhlenberg (Pitcher); Joel Pierce, Wheaton, Ill. (Rookie)
Week ending April 15: Austin Parent, Pitt-Bradford (Hitter); Jack Herzing, Penn State-Behrend (Pitcher); Jack Koch, Union College (Rookie)
Week ending April 22: Coleman Hendershot, NYU (Hitter); Ryan Orr, Kalamazoo College (Pitcher); Jack Koch, Union College (Rookie)
Week ending April 29: John Arancio, Southern Vermont College (Hitter); Cam Graham, Husson University (Pitcher); Austin Fox, Ripon College (Rookie)
Week ending May 6: Cameron Upton, Gallaudet (Hitter); Tyler Peck, Chapman (Pitcher); Kellen Mitchell, Dubuque (Rookie)