National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 9, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
ORU's Recio one-hits Kansas
CHICAGO (NBCWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending April 7th.


Wake Forest sophomore third baseman Jamie D'Antona and Southwest Missouri State senior infielder Jeremy Isenhower share the Hitter of the Week award, while Oral Roberts sophomore righthander Renι Recio took the Pitcher of the Week honors. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

D'Antona, a sophomore from Trumbull, Conn., led the Demon Deacons to a 3-1 week that included a pair of wins over No. 12 North Carolina. He hit safely in each game, going 7-for-15 (.467) on the week, reaching base 10 times in 18 plate appearances for a .556 on-base percentage. D'Antona scored seven times, smashed four home runs and drove in nine runs. Twice, he drove in the game-winning run, including in the series-opener against North Carolina. D'Antona and the Demon Deacons are currently ranked No. 5, the highest ranking in school history.

In a four-game sweep at Northern Iowa, Isenhower batted .588 (10-for-17) and had five extra-base hits and scored eight runs. On the week, the Osawatomie, Kan., native hit .542 (13-for-24) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, a triple, a homer and six RBI. Isenhower also had a .958 slugging percentage, drew two walks and was hit by a pitch four times.

Recio was dominant in an 8-0 defeat of Kansas, as he fired a one-hit shutout at the Jayhawks in chilly conditions in Tulsa on April 2. Recio surrendered Kansas' only hit in the third inning, but that runner was erased when the runner tried to extend a single into a double. Recio retired 15 consecutive betters after that, before issuing his lone walk of the game in the eighth. Recio faced just one batter over the minimum in the win, while striking out a career-high 13. He fanned multiple batters in five of nine innings. The one-hitter was the first by an Oral Roberts pitcher since 1999.

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2002 NCBWA Players of the Week:
• Feb. 5: Chad Corona, San Diego St. (Hitter); Ryan Schroyer, Arizona St. (Pitcher)
• Feb. 12: Shaun Larkin, Cal State Northridge (Hitter); Phillip Aragon, Nicholls St. (Pitcher)
• Feb. 19: Ryan Schade, Western Carolina (Hitter); Jared Theodorakos, Baylor (Pitcher)
• Feb. 26: Jesse Crain, Houston (Hitter); Shane Komine, Nebraska and Joe Linde, Eastern Michigan (Pitcher)
• Mar. 5: Jeff Cook, Southern Miss (Hitter); Eric Brandon, Auburn (Pitcher)
• Mar. 12: Mike Arbinger, Ohio (Hitter); Joseph Blanton, Kentucky and Matt Hamer, The Citadel (Pitcher)
• Mar. 19: Khalil Greene, Clemson (Hitter); Brad Halsey, Texas (Pitcher)
• Mar. 26: Shane Costa, Cal State Fullerton (Hitter); Brad Sullivan, Houston (Pitcher)
• Apr. 2: Jay Garthwaite, Washington (Hitter); Justin Simmons, Texas (Pitcher)
• Apr. 9: Jamie D'Antona, Wake Forest and Jeremy Isenhower, Southwest Missouri State (Hitter); Renι Recio, Oral Roberts (Pitcher)
• Apr. 16: Jason Cooper, Stanford and Jesse Novalis, Lehigh (Hitter); Bryan Bullington, Ball State (Pitcher)
• Apr. 23: Brad Bauder, Virginia Tech (Hitter); John Tetuan, Wichita State (Pitcher)
• Apr. 30: Brent Boyd, Alabama (Hitter); Dan Scott, Sacred Heart (Pitcher)
• May 7: Matt Krimmel, George Washington (Hitter); Jeremy Rogelstad, San Jose State and Tom Wheeler, Rutgers (Pitcher)
• May 14: Paul McAnulty, Long Beach State (Hitter); Alex Hart, Florida (Pitcher)