April 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
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Allegheny's Fernandez, Trinity's Kiely honored
NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – Designated hitter Jimmy Fernandez of Allegheny College was almost perfect at the plate, and Tim Kiely of Trinity College (Conn.) was perfect on the mound as the two earned NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors for April 16-22 in voting by representatives of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Fernandez, a senior from Niagara Falls, N.Y., paced the Gators' offensive output last week by going 14-for-16 (.875) in four games, with three doubles and a three-run home run, earning 20 total bases for a slugging percentage of 1.250. He also walked three times, taking his on-base percentage to .895. He tied for the team lead with 11 runs scored, and also drove in 14 runs. He had three four-hit games, including a 4-for-4 with a double, four runs and four RBI vs. Pittsburgh-Bradford, a 4-for-5 with a double, two runs and three RBI vs. Oberlin, and a 4-for-5 with a home run, four runs and five RBI vs. Oberlin again. Fernandez was the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Kiely, a junior right-hander from Swampscott, Mass., pitched the 13th perfect game in NCAA Division III history, striking out nine while allowing just two balls to leave the infield in a 4-0 win over Tufts on Saturday. He struck out six of the first nine hitters he faced, and threw only 79 pitches in the seven-inning gem. It was the first perfect game in Trinity’s 139-year history and the first no-hitter for the Bantams since 2002. Kiely, the New England Small College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, is now 3-0 on the season with a 2.14 ERA and 22 strikeouts and only 5 walks in 21 innings.

Honorable mention hitters: Tom Salemy (Colby) - .565 (13-23), 3 2b, 2 hr, 10 runs, 11 RBI, .956 slg pct.; Nick Pecora (Wheaton MA) - .647 (11-17), 2 2b, 8 RBI, .765 slg pct.; Jake Jackson (Texas-Dallas) - .846 (11-13), 2 2b, 5 RBI, 1.000 slg pct.; David Bachofner (Linfield) - .643 (9-14), 2 2b, 1 3b, 6 runs, 9 RBI, .929 slg pct.; Kyle Schroeder (Luther) - .533 (8-15), 1 2b, 2 hr, 5 runs, 11 RBI, 1.000 slg pct.; Trey Johnson (SUNY-Fredonia) - .682 (15-22), 2 2b, 1 hr, 5 runs, 7 RBI, 4 sb, .909 slg pct.; Mike Graziano (Scranton) - .526 (10-19), 4 2b, 2 hr, 7 runs, 13 RBI, 1.053 slg pct.; Ross Bennett (Wisconsin-Platteville) - .522 (12-23), 4 2b, 1 3b, 2 hr, 11 runs, 11 RBI, 1.043 slg pct.; Tim Kay (Bluffton) - .667 (16-24), 3 2b, 2 3b, 6 runs, 6 RBI, 5 sb, .958 slg pct.; Jose Fulgencio (New Jersey City) - .529 (9-17), 1 2b, 2 3b, 1 hr, 2 runs, 5 RBI, 1.000 slg pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: Riley Bosch (St. Thomas MN) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 5 hits, 6 strikeouts; Chris McDonough (Wheaton MA) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts; Kevin Kangas (Lawrence) - 2-0, 3.86 ERA, 14.0 ip, 14 hits, 12 strikeouts; Jordan Zimmerman (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 2 hits, 11 strikeouts; Tyler Brooks (Louisiana College) - 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 6.0 ip, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts; Bryan Brainer (Salisbury) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 5 hits, 12 strikeouts; Kael Fisher (Pacific Lutheran) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 4 h, 12 strikeouts; Dan VandeVerde (William Paterson) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 5 hits, 4 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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