Feb. 21, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
St. Mary's Migl, North Alabama's Mitchell honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 20. St. Mary's (Texas) junior first baseman Tyler Migl is the National Hitter of the Week while North Alabama senior right-hander Trey Mitchell is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Migl helped lead the Rattlers to an 8-3 start. He leads the Heartland Conference with a .528 batting average. He has tallied 19 hits in his first 11 games, and has registered a slugging percentage of .944 and an on-base percentage of .595, which are both tops in the conference. Over half of his hits have gone for extra bases this season. He has at least one hit in 10 of 11 games.

Mitchell helped lead the Lions to an 9-1 record. He went a perfect 3-0 on the mound with a 1.23 ERA. Mitchell had three complete games (one shutout), allowing just nine hits and striking out 22 batters in 22.0 innings of work. Opposing teams are hitting a meager .123 against the Florence, Ala. native.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Matt Howard, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Randy Sturgill, California, Pa. (Pitcher)
• Central: Nate Baumann, Augustana, S.D. (Hitter); Nolan Snell, Mesa State (Pitcher)
• East: Bryan Dorsey, Southern Connecticut State (Hitter) Kevin Pettine, Southern Connecticut State (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Paul Young, Grand Valley State (Hitter)
• South: Mike Bourdon, Tampa (Hitter); Trey Mitchell, North Alabama (Pitcher)
• South Central: Tyler Migl, St. Mary's, Texas (Hitter); Matt Holland, St. Mary’s, Texas (Pitcher)

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2011 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Feb. 20: Tyler Migl, St. Mary's, Texas (Hitter); Trey Mitchell, North Alabama (Pitcher)
• Feb. 27: Wayne Hawkins, Arkansas-Monticello (Hitter); Dave Middendorf, Northern Kentucky (Pitcher)
• March 6: Drew Dwelly, Barry (Hitter); Gabriel Asakura, Cal State-Los Angeles (Pitcher)
• March 13: Kaleb Cunningham, Indianapolis (Hitter); Manny Rodriguez, Barry (Pitcher)
• March 20: Brandon Gipson, Benedict (Hitter); Mike Fuller, Colorado-Mines (Pitcher)
• March 27: Chase Larsson, Cameron (Hitter); Ryan Griffin, Alabama-Huntsville (Pitcher)
• April 4: Jenzen Torres, Cal Poly Pomona (Hitter); Joby Lapkowicz, Slippery Rock (Pitcher)
• April 11: Chase Larsson, Cameron (Hitter); Ben Hawkins, West Florida (Pitcher)
• April 18: Dillon Hazlett, Emporia State (Hitter); Vinny DePierro, UMass Lowell (Pitcher)
• April 25: Daniel Dillard, Western Oregon (Hitter); Zach Jeney, Slippery Rock (Pitcher)
• May 2: Josh Vining, Valdosta State (Hitter); Scott Lieser, St. Cloud State (Pitcher)
• May 9: Clay Mohr, New Mexico Highlands (Hitter); Grady Wood, Western Oregon (Pitcher)