March 15, 2007
For Immediate Release
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Moravian's Moore, Coe's Boyse honored by association
NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – Shortstop Pete Moore of Moravian College and righthander Lee Boyse of Coe College have been named the NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week for March 5-11, as chosen by representatives of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Moore, a senior from Bogota, New Jersey, led Moravian to a 3-3 record during the team’s spring trip to Arizona, hitting .609 (14 of 23) with 14 runs, 10 RBIs, three doubles, a triple, three homers, six stolen bases, four walks and a 1.130 slugging pct. He had 18 hits during the entire trip, giving him 136 for his career and breaking the previous Moravian career mark of 131. He began the week with a solo home run in a 10-6 victory over Beloit in the first game of a doubleheader, and was 2-for-3 in the second game, an 11-7 loss, with three runs scored and a double. He had his best game in a 19-7 win over Misericordia, going 5-for-5 with four runs scored, a homer, three RBIs and three stolen bases. He went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, a double and a home run in a 6-4 loss to Beloit in the first game of another doubleheader, and finished with a 3-for-4 performance, three RBIs, two runs scored, a double and a triple in an 8-0 win over Beloit.

Boyse, a junior from Alburnett, Iowa, went 2-0 with a 0.69 earned run average and 11 strikeouts in two games during the week. He pitched six innings in Coe’s 13-1 win over Clark ( Mass. ), striking out four and allowing one run and four hits. He threw a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over 8th-ranked Carthage . He struck out seven batters in seven innings and did not walk a batter. Boyse was named the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Honorable mention hitters: Jason Hadley (Millsaps) - .818 (9-11), 3 doubles, 1 home run, 10 runs, 9 RBI, 1.364 slugging pct.; Brandon Isaac (Concordia-Ill.) - .448 (13-29), 1 double, 4 home runs, 11 runs, 12 RBI, .897 slugging pct.; Gabe Focke (Rose-Hulman) - .875 (7-8), 1 run, 3 RBI, .875 slugging pct.; Zachary Hess (DeSales) - .438 (14-32), 5 doubles, 1 triple, 9 runs, 15 RBI, .656 slugging pct.; Sean Anderson (Willamette) - .636 (7-11), 1 double, 2 home runs, 3 runs, 5 RBI, 1.273 slugging pct.; Anthony Mackow (New Jersey City) - .692 (9-13), 2 doubles, 5 runs, 3 RBI, .846 slugging pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: James Niesuchouski (DeSales) - 2-0, 0.56 ERA, 16.0 ip, 2 cg, 13 hits, 9 strikeouts; John Herbert (Centre) - 1-1, 0.61 ERA, 14.2 ip, 9 hits, 10 strikeouts.

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2007 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
• March 8: Jake Shandri, Wartburg (Hitter); Bill Dictus, Edgewood (Pitcher)
• March 15: Pete Moore, Moravian (Hitter); Lee Boyse, Coe (Pitcher)
• March 22: Rob Sumner, New Jersey City (Hitter); Jake Dennstedt, SUNY-Brockport (Pitcher)
• March 29: Jake Shandri, Wartburg (Hitter); Xander Jones, Ohio Wesleyan (Pitcher)
• April 5: Richard Hurd, Rhodes; Don Reinertsen, William Paterson; Kyle Sherman, Ohio Wesleyan (Hitter); Kyle Wewe, Thomas More (Pitcher)
• April 12: Josh Cardoso, Rhode Island College (Hitter); Bob Buskett, College of New Jersey (Pitcher)
• April 19: Adam Evanoff, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Hitter); Sam Heaps, Elizabethtown College (Pitcher)
• April 26: Jimmy Fernandez, Allegheny (Hitter); Tim Kiely, Trinity (Pitcher)
• May 3: Tim Rowe, Rockford College (Hitter); Peter Reyes, SUNY-Old Westbury (Pitcher)
• May 10: Tommy Schmidt, Lawrence (Hitter); Fabian Gomez, Rockford College (Pitcher)

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