April 27, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
Western Oregon's Dillard, Slippery Rock's Jeney honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the period ending April 25th. Western Oregon senior outfielder Daniel Dillard is the National Hitter of the Week while Slippery Rock junior lefthander Zach Jeney is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Daniel Dillard (Olalla, Wash.) helped Western Oregon sweep Montana State Billings on the road and move into first place in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Dillard had a .600 (9-15) batting average and drove in 12 runs in just four games. He had a slugging percentage of 1.267. He now has a 13-game hitting streak and has recorded an RBI in 11 of those 13 contests.

Zach Jeney (California, Pa.) earned Pennsylvania Athletic Conference-Western Division Pitcher of the Week honor for the second time in the last three weeks after tossing a complete-game no-hit shutout (4/23) at Lock Haven (Pa.). Five days earlier he retired the side in order to preserve a Rock win in a 15-11 offensive shootout at Shippensburg (Pa.). His no-hit shutout was the second by a Rock pitcher this spring.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Kevin McCall, Mercyhurst College (Hitter); Zach Jeney, Slippery Rock (Pitcher)
• Central: David Fox, Metro State (Hitter); Ryan Schwenke, St. Cloud State (Pitcher)
• East: Carmine Pellechia, Molloy (Hitter); Matt Bartolomei, Univ. of Bridgeport (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Ryan Porter, Rockhurst (Hitter); Aaron Hilt, Ashland (Pitcher)
• South: Logan Williams, Southern Arkansas (Hitter); Joey Cuda, Eckerd (Pitcher)
• South Central: Mike Williams, Newman (Hitter); Carl O'Neal, St. Mary’s (Pitcher)
• West: Daniel Dillard, Western Oregon (Hitter); Aaron Brooks, CSU San Bernardino (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)