DALLAS (NCBWA) – A ton of RBIs netted Adam Evanoff
of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point the NCAA Division III
Hitter of the Week award for April 9-15, while Sam Heaps
of Elizabethtown College and Brad Mountain of Eastern Nazarene College
shared Pitcher of the Week honors as chosen by representatives of
the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Evanoff, a senior first baseman from Plover, Wis., helped the
Pointers to six victories in eight games after batting .571 (20-for-35)
with 19 RBIs, 12 runs scored, five doubles and one home run. He
had six multi-hit games, including two four-hit performances and
two three-hit efforts. He also compiled multiple RBIs in seven of
the contests. He was 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored
in an 18-8 win over Wisconsin-Superior on April 14, and 4-for-6
with three RBIs and two doubles in a 10-2 triumph over the Wisconsin-Superior
on April 15. Evanoff was the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference Player of the Week.
Heaps, a sophomore right-hander from Landenberg, Pa., no-hit
Juniata in an 11-0 win by the Blue Jays over the Eagles in the first
half of a doubleheader Saturday. In seven innings, he struck out
six and gave up three walks. It was his only pitching appearance
of the week. At the plate, he hit 1-for-3 with two runs scored.
He was named the Commonwealth Conference Pitcher of the Week. Heaps
has compiled a 6-1 record with a 1.60 earned run average and 31
strikeouts in 45 innings this season. Opponents are batting just
.206 against him.
Mountain, a senior southpaw from Cape May, N.J., picked up a
pair of victories for the Crusaders with two complete-game shutouts.
In 14 innings of work, he scattered eight hits and walked just three
batters, while striking out 21. He defeated Nichols 8-0 on Tuesday
with a two-hitter, striking out 13, then blanked Wentworth 3-0 Saturday,
scattering six hits while fanning eight. He also batted .400 with
four doubles. Mountain was the Commonwealth Coast Conference Pitcher
of the Week.
Honorable mention hitters: Kyle Rakes (Centre) - .900
(9-10), 3 2b, 1 hr, 12 RBI, 5 runs, 1.500 slg pct.; Zach Lutz (Alvernia)
- .583 (14-24), 3 2b, 3 hr, 15 RBI, 12 runs, 1.083 slg pct; Mike
Backus (Gettysburg) - .778 (7-9), 1 2b, 2 RBI, 4 runs, 3 steals,
.889 slg pct.; Chris Schank (Lebanon Valley) - .688 (11-16), 3 2b,
4 RBI, 9 runs, 3 steals, .875 slg pct.; Justin Collett (Salve Regina)
- .667 (12-18), 4 2b, 1 3b, 1 hr, 7 RBI, 13 runs, 5 steals, 1.167
slg pct.; Ben Titus (Otterbein) - .875 (7-8), 2 hr, 6 RBI, 5 runs,
1.625 slg pct.
Honorable mention pitchers: Matt Aronson (Illinois Wesleyan)
- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 13.0 ip, 3 hits, 13 strikeouts; Aaron Saeugling
(Wartburg) - 1-0, 0.69 ERA, 13.0 ip, 10 hits, 13 strikeouts; Jimmy
Dougher (SUNY-Cortland) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10.0 ip, 5 h, 10 strikeouts;
Fabian Gomez (Rockford) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 hit, 17 strikeouts;
Joey Niezer (Wabash) - 2-0, 0.56 ERA, 16.0 ip, 4 hits, 12 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
• 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)