National Collegiate Baseball Writers April 27, 2005
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Mooneyham, Lambert honored

DALLAS (NCBWA) – Red-hot first baseman Jason Mooneyham of Chapman University (Orange, Calif.) and relief ace Bryan Lambert of Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.) have been named the 2005 NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week for April 18-24 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Mooneyham, a senior from Santa Margarita, Calif., batted .733 (11-for-15) with six doubles, 17 total bases, a 1.133 slugging pct., eight RBI, and four runs scored in the Panthers’ 5-0 week. He reached base in 17-of-21 at-bats for an on-base pct. of .809 and was named "top hitter" at the Chapman Invitational Tournament, which the Panthers won (3-0). He had a 4-for-5 game with three doubles vs. Whittier and a 3-for-4 game vs. Willamette. He is on pace to break his own school record for on-base percentage, currently at .592. In the field, he has not committed an error this season in 343 chances.

Lambert, a senior from Auburn, Maine, led the Judges to a 3-1 week last week, appearing in all four contests with a 1-0 record and two saves. In 9.2 innings of relief work, he allowed three hits and one run while striking out eight and walking none. He picked up his ninth save of the season by striking out two in 1.1 innings in an 8-6 loss vs. UMass-Dartmouth, then struck out the only two batters he faced in a 3-2 loss at Bowdoin. Vs. Johnson and Wales, he had his longest outing of the season, tossing the final five innings of a 12-inning 4-3 victory. He allowed three hits and one run, all in his first inning of work, and allowed just two base runners in the final four innings. Against No. 24-ranked Wheaton (Mass.), he went 2.2 innings, allowing no hits with three strikeouts, for his 10th save of the season. He is tied for the NCAA lead in saves, while his 0.98 ERA is among the top 10 in the nation. With 17 career saves, he is tied as Brandeis's career leader with David McDonald.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Eddie Adamson (Wisconsin-Whitewater) - .619 (13-21), 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 10 RBI, 10 runs, 1.095 slugging pct.; Jeff Schwegler (SUNY-Brockport) – .769 (10-13), 3 doubles, 6 runs, 1 RBI, 1.000 slugging pct.; Mike Soenen (Buena Vista) - .750 (9-12), 2 doubles, 2 triples, 8 runs, 4 RBI, 1.250 slugging pct.; Tony Petulla (Penn State-Altoona) - .750 (6-8), 3 home runs, 5 runs, 8 RBI, 1.875 slugging pct.; Simon Pollack (Whitman) – .429 (3-7), 2 doubles, 1 home run, 6 runs, 4 RBI, 1.125 slugging pct., .800 on-base pct. (12-15), 4 steals.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Dave Hall (Richard Stockton) – 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 9 ip, 3 hits, 13 strikeouts; Drew Scibetta (Allegheny) – 1-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 10 ip, 9 hits, 6 strikeouts; Nick Sottung (Ithaca) – 1-0, 2.00 ERA, 9 ip, 7 hits, 11 strikeouts; Jeff Green (Chapman) – 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9 ip, 4 hits, 9 strikeouts, tied CU record for career wins (25); Cody Flynn (Edgewood) – 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7 ip, 3 hits, 10 strikeouts.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-American awards, publication and writing contests.

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)