National Collegiate Baseball Writers May 13, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Arenberg
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NCBWA NAMES NATIONAL
DIVISION III PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

CHICAGO (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) has released its Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the period ending May 11.

Jon Brown of Brandeis was named the National Hitter of the Week, while Chad Cosby of Worcester State earned the Pitcher of the Week honors. A panel of Division III NCBWA members reviews candidates from each Division III Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Brown was named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England championships, leading the Judges to their first ECAC title in 15 years. Brown batted .693 (nine-for-13) with a double, a triple, four runs batted in, and six runs scored as Brandeis defeated the United States Coast Guard Academy (11-5), Suffolk University (12-3) and Western New England College (5-0).

Cosby earns his third MASCAC (Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference) Pitcher of the Week honor of the season after his shutout in the MASCAC Tournament. He allowed no runs, and eight hits with one walk and 14 strikeouts while shutting out Framingham State for the second time this season.

2003 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 11: Brad Franklin, Guilford (Hitter); Dustin Jones, Bridgewater (Pitcher)
March 18: Elliot Strader, Hardin-Simmons (Hitter); Dennis Reilly, Lebanon Valley (Pitcher)
March 25: Vince Mancuso, Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Hitter); A.J. Hatton, Worcester State (Pitcher)
April 1: Ron Hayward, William Paterson (Hitter); Nick Secchini, College of Staten Island (Pitcher)
April 8: Ian Harden, Cornell College (Hitter); Matt DeSalvo, Marietta (Pitcher)
April 15: Ryan Jones, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Hitter); Jon Lee, Tufts (Pitcher)
April 22: Kyle Wilkins, Ithaca (Hitter); Julius Jenkins, College of New Jersey (Pitcher)
April 29: Nolan Neiman, DeSales (Hitter); Sean Lindstrom, St. Thomas (Pitcher)
May 6: Jeff Flegler, Cortland (Hitter); Marc Cahill, Southern Maine and Joey Serfass, Eastern Connecticut State (Pitcher)
May 13: Jon Brown, Brandeis (Hitter); Chad Cosby, Worcester State (Pitcher)