June 6, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
FSU's Raleigh, Stetson's Gilbert honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION I
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

DALLAS (NCBWA) Florida State junior catcher Cal Raleigh has been named the National Player of the Month and Stetson junior right-hander Logan Gilbert tabbed the National Pitcher of the Month, as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its May award winners on Wednesday.

A native of Cullowhee, N.C., Raleigh hit .452 (28-for-62) in May, with eight doubles, six homers and 18 RBI, owning a .871 slugging and a .534 on-base percentage. Raleigh, a third-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 2018 MLB Draft, hit .326 (75-for-230) with 18 doubles, one triple, 13 homers and 54 RBI in 2018 for the Seminoles. He added a .583 slugging and a .447 on-base percentage and threw out 13 would-be basestealers.

Gilbert, the 14th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Mariners, is the two-time Atlantic Sun Pitcher of the Year. He went 3-0 in his three starts in May, with a 1.70 ERA and one complete game, working 21.2 innings, allowing 11 hits and four walks, striking out 34. Gilbert has posted an 11-1 record with a 2.52 ERA in 15 starts in 2018, working 107 innings and allowing just 65 hits and 23 walks, striking out a NCAA leading 157. Stetson won its first NCAA Regional in program history over the weekend and travel to face North Carolina in the Chapel Hill Super Regional, starting on Friday.

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, ncbwa.com.

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

2018 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 20: Jake Brodt, Santa Clara (Hitter); Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss (Pitcher)
Feb. 27: Brett Kinneman, N.C. State (Hitter); Joe DeMers, Washington (Pitcher)
March 6: Luke Heyer, Kentucky (Hitter); Payton Kinney, Omaha (Pitcher)
March 13: Jacob Rhinesmith, Western Kentucky (Hitter); Casey Mize, Auburn (Pitcher)
March 20: Joe Genord, USF (Hitter); Griffin Roberts, Wake Forest (Pitcher)
March 27: Bren Spillane, Illinois (Hitter); Jake Lee, Oakland (Pitcher)
April 3: Jon Littell, Oklahoma State (Hitter); Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton (Pitcher)
April 10: Connor Pauly, Morehead State (Hitter); Scotty Sunitsch, Washington State (Pitcher)
April 17: Ross Haffey, Miami, Ohio (Hitter); Noah Zavolas, Harvard (Pitcher)
April 24: Josh Jung, Texas Tech and Steven Wells, Florida State (Hitter); Connor Van Hoose, Bucknell (Pitcher)
May 1: Alex Holderbach, Eastern Kentucky (Hitter); Barrett Loseke, Arkansas (Pitcher)
May 8: Adam Sasser, Georgia (Hitter); Haylen Green, TCU (Pitcher)
May 15: Will Wilson, N.C. State (Hitter); Luke Heimlich, Oregon State (Pitcher)
May 22: Will Holland, Auburn (Hitter); Sam Shutes, Toledo (Pitcher)

2018 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
February: Brett Kinneman, N.C. State (Player); Brady Feigl, Ole Miss (Pitcher)
March: Seth Beer, Clemson (Player); Casey Mize, Auburn (Pitcher)
April: Alex Holderbach, Eastern Kentucky (Player); Connor Thomas, Georgia Tech (Pitcher)
May: Cal Raleigh, Florida State (Player); Logan Gilbert, Stetson (Pitcher)