Feb. 20, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
North Greenville's Faile, Mo. Southern State's Bausinger honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on February 17. North Greenville University (S.C.) infielder John Michael Faile is the National Hitter of the Week, while Missouri Southern State senior junior pitcher Will Bausinger is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Faile (Boiling Springs, S.C./Boiling Springs HS) had a monster week as he collected six hits, including three home runs and a double, while driving in 13 runs and scoring three times. He hit .750 for the week and had at least four RBI in all three games in a 2-1 series win over Nova Southeastern. His week was highlighted by a two-homer, four-RBI day in the 10-1 victory in game two. He tallied a home run and drove in five in the series finale.

Bausinger (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette HS) pitched a perfect game no-hitter in a 9-0 win over Washburn. Bausinger was outstanding on the bump with 17 strikeouts in nine innings, facing 27 batters. It was the first perfect game in Missouri Southern State history.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Nick Williams, Winston-Salem State (Hitter); Cole Parks, Winston-Salem State (Pitcher)
• Central: Colton Whitehouse, Northwestern Oklahoma State (Hitter); Will Bausinger, Missouri Southern State (Pitcher)
• East: Nick Lamberti, Southern Connecticut State (Hitter); Trevor Jump, Goldey-Beacom College (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Ethan Hunter, Southern Indiana (Hitter); Kaden Helsel, Drury (Pitcher)
• South: David Herrington, Delta State (Hitter); Joe. Crisp, Kentucky State (Pitcher)
• South Central: Connor Rochon, Regis (Hitter); Blake Holub, St. Edward’s (Pitcher)
• Southeast: John Michael Faile, North Greenville (Hitter); McLain Harris, Young Harris (Pitcher)
• West: Jordan Mopas, Hawaii Pacific (Hitter); Chase Wheatcroft, Stanislaus State (Pitcher)

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2019 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Week ending Feb. 17: John Michael Faile, North Greenville (Hitter); Will Bausinger, Missouri Southern State (Pitcher)
• Week ending Feb. 24: Matt Chamberlain, New Haven (Hitter); Cooper Cain, Valdosta State (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 3: Zavier Lushington, Young Harris (Hitter); Jack Eisenbarger, Rockhurst (Pitcher)
Week ending March 10: Jacob Teter, Florida Southern (Hitter); Grant Larson, Chico State (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 17: Matt Malkin, MSU Denver (Hitter); Charles Hall, Tusculum (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 24: Marquise Lanier, Chowan (Hitter); Savontae Williams, Tuskegee (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 31: Tido Robles, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Alex Roth, Western Oregon (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 7: Trevor Kehe, Colorado School of Mines (Hitter); Max Bain, Northwood (Pitcher)
Week ending April 14: Josh Elvir, Angelo State (Hitter); Colby Shimmel, Barton (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 21: Max Troiani, Bentley (Hitter); Hayden Jaco, Cameron (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 28: Neil Fischer, Lindenwood (Hitter); Tyler Garbee, Mercyhurst (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 5: Auggie Francis, New Mexico Highlands (Hitter); Deven Judy, Gannon (Pitcher)