May 13, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
Coastal Carolina's Anderson swats 5 HRs; Long Beach State's Liebel blanks UCSB
NCBWA NAMES PRO-LINE ATHLETIC
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending May 13. Coastal Carolina junior first baseman David Anderson was named National Hitter of the Week, while Long Beach State senior right-hander Andrew Liebel was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Pro-Line Athletic: The Choice of Champions.The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Anderson had a monster power weekend in the Chanticleers' three-game sweep of High Point, going 8-for-15 with five home runs, nine RBIs and a 1.533 slugging percentage. Although hitless in the opener, the Lexington, S.C., native was intentionally walked in the 11th inning, a move that set up Tommy Baldridge's game-winning single. Anderson then went 4-5 with three home runs, three runs scored and seven RBIs in game two and came back with a 4-5 effort with two homers and two RBIs in the series finale. Anderson, believed to be the first Coastal player to hit three home runs in a game in the Chanticleers' Division I history, also pitched two scoreless and hitless innings on Sunday with one strikeout. For the week, Anderson batted .533, posted a .563 OBA and tallied 23 total bases.

Liebel pitched his second consecutive complete-game shutout with a 3-0 win over UC Santa Barbara Friday evening. Up against the conference's second-best hitting team, the Pomona, Calif., native allowed just five hits, walked two and struck out six batters and increased his consecutive scoreless innings to 20.1. He pitched just three over the minimum, hurling a complete game on 109 pitches in two hours and twelve minutes. Liebel has won his fourth straight decision and lowered his ERA to a league-leading 1.69.

With this week's honor, Liebel automatically is named to the watch list for Roger Clemens Award, given to the national collegiate pitcher of the year, sponsored by the Greater Houston Baseball Organization.

Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Athletic supplies the official cap to more than 100 Division I college teams and official uniforms and team wear to six Division I college teams. This is the fourth season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site at prolineathletic.com.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2008 Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week:
Feb. 26: Dustin Ackley, North Carolina (Hitter); Lance Lynn, Ole Miss (Pitcher)
March 4: Sawyer Carroll, Kentucky (Hitter); Barry Bowden, Southern Miss and Joey Seal, Norfolk State (Pitcher)
March 11: Aaron Murphree, Arkansas (Hitter); David Coulon, Arizona (Pitcher)
March 18: Tyler Kuhn, West Virginia (Hitter); Ricky Bowen, Mississippi State (Pitcher)
March 25: Mike McKenna, Florida Atlantic (Hitter); Aaron Crow, Missouri (Pitcher)
April 1: Alan Ahmady, Fresno State (Hitter); Brandon McClurg, Lipsomb and Josh Romanski, San Diego (Pitcher)
April 8: Ryan Pond, N.C. State (Hitter); Nick Haughian, Washington (Pitcher)
April 15: Jacob Priday, Missouri (Hitter); Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State (Pitcher)
April 22: Dexter Fontenot, Louisiana-Monroe (Hitter); Christopher Manno, Duke (Pitcher)
April 29: Ty Wright, Georgia Southern (Hitter); Chris Hernandez, Miami (Pitcher)
May 6: Clay Whittemore, Jacksonville State (Hitter); Kenn Kasparek, Texas (Pitcher)
May 13: David Anderson, Coastal Carolina (Hitter); Andrew Liebel, Long Beach State (Pitcher)
May 20: Jeremie Tice, College of Charleston (Hitter); Scott Swinson, Maryland (Pitcher)

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