May 13, 2010
For Immediate Release
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Bethel's Slick, Moravian's Millen, St. Thomas' Schuld honored Bookmark and Share
NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) John Slick of Bethel University (Minn.) and Jacob Millen of Moravian College share NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week honors and Matt Schuld of the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) is a repeat winner as Pitcher of the Week for the 10th and final week of 2010, covering games of May 3-9, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Slick, a senior outfielder River Falls, Wis., helped Bethel win three games in the final week of the regular season by posting a .583 average (7-for-12) with three doubles, a .833 slugging percentage, and driving in five runs, including the winning runs in two of the three victories. On Wednesday against Carleton, he accounted for two of Bethel 's three hits and both runs in a 2-1 win by belting a two-out double to score two runs in the bottom of the first. In the second game, he was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and an RBI, and threw out a runner trying to tag up and advance from second to third in a 7-3 win. On Saturday against Concordia, he hit a bases-loaded single in the top of the eighth to drive in two runs as Bethel hung on to defeat the No. 2 team in the conference 4-2. He hit safely in eight out of Bethel 's last 10 conference games, and was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week. His younger brother and teammate Jay was National Hitter of the Week for April 19-25.

Millen, a junior first baseman and outfielder from Whitehall, Pa., helped the Moravian Greyhounds capture the Landmark Conference Tournament championship with an impressive display at the plate. He hit .700 over three games, knocking out seven hits in 10 at bats, belted a pair of home runs, drove in 10 runs, and scored four times over three games, giving him a 1.300 slugging percentage. In a 13-0 win over Juniata on Friday, he was 2-for-3 with a home run, a sacrifice fly, and five RBI. He hit a solo home run in a 3-1 win over Catholic on Saturday, then closed with a 4-for-4 game, scoring twice and driving in four, in a 19-2 clinching victory over Juniata later in the day. Millen was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week.

Schuld, a senior right-hander from Plymouth, Minn., was named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week as he went 2-0 and broke the conference career wins record with 28. With a pivotal game tied 1-1, he threw the last five innings against Hamline and allowed one hit, two walks and no runs while striking out five in a 2-1, 10-inning victory. He then started three days later against St. Olaf and threw six innings of five-hit shutout ball with three strikeouts and no walks in a 19-4 win. He has not allowed a run in his last 19 innings, and is 20-2 over the last two seasons. In lowering his season ERA to 1.99, Schuld helped the fifth-ranked Tommies secure the program's eighth consecutive MIAC championship and the top seed for the MIAC playoffs which start Friday.

Honorable mention hitters: Ryan Walsh (Massachusetts-Boston) - .412 (7-17), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 8 runs, 2 stolen bases, .882 slugging pct.; Nick Broyles (Bluffton) - .526 (10-19), 3 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home run, 7 RBI, 8 runs, 1.210 slugging pct.; Nick Robinson (North Central IL) - .565 (13-23), 2 doubles, 3 RBI, 5 runs, 2 stolen bases, .652 slugging pct.; Ken Gregory (Kean) - .571 (8-14), 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 6 runs, 1.214 slugging pct.; Kyle Standridge (Rockford) - .500 (8-16), 1 double, 2 triples, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 5 runs, 1.000 slugging pct., 39-game-hitting streak; Garrett Stone (Anderson) - .44 (8-18), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 12 RBI, 8 runs, .889 slugging pct.; Jim Pasquine (Washington & Jefferson) - .538 (7-13), 3 home runs, 9 RBI, 6 runs, 1.231 slugging pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: Cass Kreitlow (Hamline) - 0-1, 0.93 ERA, 9.2 ip, 1 cg, 1 hits, 4 strikeouts; Alex Eliopoulos (Johns Hopkins) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 11 strikeouts; Chris Morrison (Moravian) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 8 strikeouts; Alec Lewis (Coe) - 2-0, 3.21 ERA, 14.0 ip, 2 cg, 11 hits, 21 strikeouts; Kelly Barnes (Bluffton) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 5 hits, 12 strikeouts; Dan Nelson (Keene State) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 ip, 3 hits, 4 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)