Feb. 19, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
Colorado Mesa's Bramwell, UT Tyler's MacDonald 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, 2020. Colorado Mesa junior catcher Spencer Bramwell is the National Hitter of the Week and UT Tyler senior lefty Reagan MacDonald is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Bramwell (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente HS) was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week, as he had a monster weekend for the Mavericks in a three-game series sweep of No. 9 Southern New Hampshire. Bramwell hit .538 (7 of 13) with four home runs, seven runs scored and eight RBI. In the opener, he hit three home runs and finished the game with four hits. It was the first time a player homered three times in a game since 2003 for Colorado Mesa.

MacDonald (McKinney, Texas/Gunter HS) was phenomenal last week as he faced just one batter over the minimum, striking out ten in a seven-inning, complete-game effort to produce UT Tyler’s first no-hitter since Feb. 24, 2019. MacDonald retired all but one of the final 17 batters he faced, racking up six more strikeouts to finish with double-digit K’s and walked just two in an efficient 84-pitch outing. With the no-hitter on the line in the seventh, he closed the game with a three-pitch strikeout.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Isaiah Kearns, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Hitter); Cam Voss, East Stroudsburg (Pitcher)
• Central: Alex Bedard, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Hitter); Zach Parish, Missouri Southern (Pitcher)
• East: Miguel Ortiz Sanchez, Mercy (Hitter); Patrick Hohlfeld, Thomas Jefferson (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Clayton Engel, Drury (Hitter); Dalton O’Boyle, Davenport (Pitcher)
• South: Dan Sullivan, Tampa (Hitter); Eric Keating, West Florida (Pitcher)
• South Central: Spencer Bramwell, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Reagan MacDonald, UT Tyler (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Luiz Ezra, Tusculum (Hitter); Lucas Smith, Anderson (Pitcher)
• West: Nick Estrella, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Larson Kindreich, Biola (Pitcher)

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2020 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Week ending Feb. 17: Spencer Bramwell, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Reagan MacDonald, UT Tyler (Pitcher)
• Week ending Feb. 24: Haydn McGeary, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Noah Myhre, Minot State (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 2: John Trousdale, Alabama Huntsville (Hitter); Austin Schneider, UT Tyler (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 9: Mitch Donofrio, Eckerd (Hitter); Logan Campbell, Charleston (Pitcher)