March 19, 2009
For Immediate Release
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) A hot time at the plate in Arizona by Garrett Lamborn of Wesleyan University (Conn.) and a no-hitter by Tyler Seaman of Mississippi College have earned the two the third NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week and Pitcher of the Week honors for 2009, covering the week of March 9-15, as voted on by a panel of members from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Lamborn, a senior left fielder and designated hitter from Stevenson, Md., led the Cardinals to a 4-2 week in on their road trip to Arizona by collecting 15 hits in 24-bats, a .625 batting average, with five doubles and three home runs. His slugging percentage was 1.208. He scored nine runs and drove in 15. During a double-header sweep of Swarthmore on March 12, he went 6-for-8 with three doubles, a homer, four runs and eight RBI. He has an eight-game hitting streak going from the beginning of the year.

Seaman, a junior right-hander from Pascagoula, Miss., and a transfer from Jones County Junior College, threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 2-0 East Division road win over Louisiana College . Seaman walked three batters over the seven-inning gem that allowed the Choctaws to take the three-game series from the Wildcats. He was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for his efforts.

Honorable mention hitters: Brock Lemire (Texas-Tyler) - .632 (12-19), 1 double, 3 home runs, 12 RBI, 8 runs, 1.158 lugging pct.; Brian Kolb (Wheaton IL) - .577 (15-26), 4 triples, 1 home run, 11 RBI, 11 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Paul Hartmann (California Lutheran) - .500 (8-16), 2 doubles, 4 home runs, 8 RBI, 6 runs, 1.500 slugging pct.; Matt Wyckoff (George Fox) - 1.000 (5-5), 3 home runs, 8 RBI,3 runs, 2.800 slugging pct.; Jeff Lieneck (Wheaton MA) - .469 (15-32), 4 doubles, 1 home run, 14 RBI, 13 runs, .688 slugging pct.; Tim Ahlquist (Alvernia) - .68 (11-16), 5 doubles, 5 RBI, 4 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Jimmy Marlin (Carroll) - .667 (12-18), 7 RBI, 7 runs, .667 slugging pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: John Massoni (John Jay) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 4 hits, 17 strikeouts; Adam Hartzell (Elizabethtown) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 12.1 ip, 1 cg, 6 hits, 12 strikeouts; Mike Peterson (DePauw) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 9 strikeouts; Andy Holt (Rhodes) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 5 hits, 9 strikeouts; Tyler Fransen (Pacific) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts; Colton Hermes (Schreiner) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 5 hits, 11 strikeouts.

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2009 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 1: Jeremy Macklin, Texas Lutheran (Hitter); D.J. Keckler, Wesley College and Matt Schuld, St. Thomas (Pitcher)
March 8: Joel Chrobak, Franklin (Hitter); Cody Boals, Elmhurst (Pitcher)
March 15: Garrett Lamborn, Wesleyan (Hitter); Tyler Seaman, Mississippi College (Pitcher)
March 22: Cody Callahan, Keene State (Hitter); Tim McMenamin, Gwynedd-Mercy (Pitcher)
March 29: Thomas Phillips, MIT (Hitter); John Lunardi, Susquehanna (Pitcher)
April 5: Bo Bell, Mississippi College (Hitter); Evan Michaud, Western New England (Pitcher)
April 12: Daniel Ward, Hendrix (Hitter); Tyler Seaman, Mississippi College (Pitcher)
April 19: Ryan Pike, Southern Maine (Hitter); Cory Collins, Curry (Pitcher)
April 26: Joe Biagini, Webster (Hitter); Tim Flannery, Albright (Pitcher)
May 3: Richard Michelin, California Lutheran (Hitter); Chuck Nicholas, Alvernia (Pitcher)