April 8, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Chicago's Cinoman, Hardin-Simmons' Kriegel honored Bookmark and Share

DALLAS (NCBWA) A monster week that included hitting for the cycle by the fourth inning by Jack Cinoman of the University of Chicago and a school strikeout record by Tim Kriegel of Hardin-Simmons University have earned the pair the NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the fifth week of 2010, covering games of March 29-April 4, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Cinoman, a freshmen outfielder from Chicago, Ill., batted .882 (15-for-17) in three games, with eight runs scored and 13 driven in. He had five doubles, a triple, and a grand slam home run for 25 total bases and a 1.470 slugging percentage. On Wednesday, he was 5-for-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI against North Park University . On Saturday, in a doubleheader vs. Lawrence University , he was 10-for-11 with six runs scored and 11 driven in. In game two, he had a single, double and triple in order, all in an 18-run first inning. On his fifth at bat in the fourth inning, he smashed a grand slam over the right-center field fence to complete the cycle. Cinoman was named the University Athletic Association Hitter of the Week.

Kriegel, a senior right-hander from Round Rock, Texas, tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout with a school-record 14 strikeouts in an American Southwest Conference West Division game against Howard Payne. He walked just two batters over the nine-inning gem and cruised to a 23-0 victory. He had recorded 10 strikeouts through the sixth inning, and needed just 58 pitches to do so. He allowed only one hit through the first seven innings, a single that hit the third-base bag. With his second career shutout, Kriegel was named the American Southwest Conference West Division Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable mention hitters: Matt Brown (Hampden-Sydney) - .800 (12-15), 7 home runs, 13 RBI, 9 runs, 2.200 slugging pct.; Stuart Magee (Mississippi College) - 1.000 (11-11), 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 10 RBI, 7 runs, 1.727 slugging pct.; Ricardo Lizcano (Heidelberg) - .750 (15-20), 5 doubles, 2 home runs, 15 RBI, 15 runs, 1.300 slugging pct.; Dan Garcia (Eastern) - .889 (8-9), 2 doubles, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 4 runs, 1.444 slugging pct.; Ben Roemmich (Wartburg) - .600 (6-10), 1 double, 1 home run, 9 RBI, 10 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Rick Shumway (York PA) - .611 (11-18), 1 double, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 17 RBI, 11 runs, 1.278 slugging pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: Mike Herringshaw (Grove City) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 5 strikeouts; Shane Zellers (Alvernia) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 12 strikeouts; Bryce Gapinski (St. Thomas MN) - 2-0, 1.20 ERA, 15.0 ip, 1 cg, 14 hits, 6 strikeouts; Oliver Van Zant (Bowdoin) - 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 5 hits, 12 strikeouts; Elliott Ross (DePauw) - 1-0, 1.93, 9.1 ip, 3 hits, 7 strikeouts; John Child (North Carolina Wesleyan) - 2-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 4.2 ip, 4 hits, 4 strikeouts; Evan Michaud (Western New England) - 1-0, 0.00, 6.0 ip, 1 hit, 8 strikeouts; Ryan Cummings (Moravian) - 1-0, 0.00, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 8 strikeouts.

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2010 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 7: Joseph Villegas, Mary Hardin-Baylor (Hitter); Ryan McDonough, Lynchburg (Pitcher)
March 14: Justin Franklin, Ferrum and Jeff Butera, Haverford (Hitter); James Murrey, Macalester (Pitcher)
March 21: Michael Cassese, Rutgers-Newark (Hitter); Paul Uhl, Thomas More and Billy Schmitt, Wartburg (Pitcher)
March 28: Jeff Scafidi, Anna Maria (Hitter); Tim Smith, Nichols (Pitcher)
April 4: Jack Cinoman, Chicago (Hitter); Tim Kriegel, Hardin-Simmons (Pitcher)
April 11: Todd Keneborous, St. Joseph's (Hitter); Steve Locke, College at Brockport (Pitcher)
April 18: Steve Nickel, Cortland State (Hitter); Matthew Greene, Castleton State (Pitcher)
April 25: Jay Slick, Bethel (Hitter); Dave Filak, SUNY-Oneonta (Pitcher)
May 2: Chris Jarrett, Anderson (Hitter); Matt Schuld, St. Thomas (Pitcher)
May 9: Jay Slick, Bethel and Jacob Millen, Moravian (Hitter); Matt Schuld, St. Thomas (Pitcher)