National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 13, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
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Brehm, Sanders earn national accolades
NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's Chuck Brehm, who slugged grand slam home runs in back-to-back games, and Villa Julie College's Garrett Sanders, who included a no-hitter in his two wins, have been named the 2005 NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week for April 4-10 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Brehm, a junior left fielder from Spencer, Wisc., hit .520 (13-25), belting four doubles and four home runs, to help extend the Pointers' winning streak to 10 games. He scored 11 runs, had 16 runs batted in, and accumulated a slugging percentage of 1.160. He went 4-5 in Saturday's second game against UW-Platteville, totaling seven RBIs, a double and two home runs, including a seventh-inning grand slam. He matched his feat in the second game on Sunday, hitting another grand slam in the fourth. He was the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.

Sanders, a sophomore from Caesar Rodney, Del., threw the first no-hitter in Villa Julie history, defeating SUNY-Purchase 6-0. It was also the first no-hitter in the newly-formed Northeastern Athletic Conference. With his hard fastball and devastating split finger, he finished the day throwing 7 innings with 13 strikeouts and 1 walk. He also defeated Penn State-Burks earlier in the week. Overall, he was 2-0 in 13 innings, allowing 7 hits and one earned run for an ERA of 0.69, with 16 K's and four walks. For the season, he is 5-2 with a 4.10 ERA, 3 complete games, and 38 K's over 41.2 innings.

Honorable Mention Hitters: John Krog (Texas Lutheran) - .625 (10-16), 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 13 RBI, 7 runs, 1.313 slugging pct.; Nick Wilz (Edgewood) .625 (10-16), 16 RBI, 7 runs, .875 slugging pct.; Blake Holman (Trinity TX) - .636 (7-11), 1 double, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 5 runs, 1.273 slugging pct.; Andy Levy (Villa Julie) - .571 (16-28), 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 13 RBI, 11 runs, 8 steals

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Keith Jackson (Thiel) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 ip, 0 hits, 5 strikeouts, no-hitter vs. Bethany; David Henninger (Messiah) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 ip, 1 hit, 10 strikeouts; Mike Battista (Kean) 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9 ip, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts; Charlie Furbish (St. Joseph's ME) 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14 ip, 5 hits, 13 strikeouts

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2005 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 9: Josiah Jones, East Texas Baptist and John Corbin, Christopher Newport (Hitter); Robert Nordall, Lebanon Valley (Pitcher)
March 16: Jim Barossi, Washington, Md. (Hitter); Justin Schrader, Waynesburg, Pa. (Pitcher)
March 23: Garner Wetzel, Millsaps and Dave Sica, Rutgers-Newark (Hitter); Brian Schutzbach, Monmouth, Ill. (Pitcher)
March 30: Kurt Kapferer, Wooster and Daniel Downs, George Fox (Hitter); Cory Anderson, Coast Guard (Pitcher)
April 6: Eric Baldwin, Wisconsin-Whitewater (Hitter); Josh Spitzack, Gustavus Adolphus (Pitcher)
April 13: Chuck Brehm, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Hitter); Garrett Sanders, Villa Julie (Pitcher)
April 20: Steve Gebhart, Central College (Hitter); Greg Reinhard, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Drew Shamrock, Denison (Pitcher)
April 27: Jason Mooneyham, Chapman (Hitter); Bryan Lambert, Brandeis (Pitcher)
May 4: Tony Petulla, Penn State-Altoona (Hitter); Brandon McWhorter, Franklin (Pitcher)
May 11: Dan Wentzell, George Fox (Hitter); J.C. Reinke, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Pitcher)