March 31, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Wheaton's Haugh, Mt. St. Vincent's McManus honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – A monster week by infielder Dan Haugh of Wheaton College (Mass.) and the fourth no-hitter of the NCAA Division III season by right-hander Mike McManus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent have earned them the fourth National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors respectively for the week of March 21-27, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Haugh, a junior from Andover, Mass., led the Lyons to a 5-1 week by hitting .583 while slugging 1.083 with a .655 on-base percentage. He recorded 16 RBI, eight runs, five doubles, two triples, and a home run, and also drew five walks. During Sunday's 16-5 win over 2010 NCAA Tournament team Westfield State, he fell one RBI shy of a 12-year-old school record as he went 4-for-5 with career highs of eight RBI and three doubles. He also scored twice and notched a triple. In victories over Clark and Coast Guard earlier in the week, he was 4-for-4 with four runs against the Cougars and 3-for-3 versus the Bears. During an 11-10 victory at Coast Guard on Saturday, he plated four runs, including the game-winning RBI in the seventh. Haugh was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

McManus, a sophomore from Queens, N.Y., hurled the first no-hitter in the history of the Dolphins’ program on Mar. 26 as Mount Saint Vincent blanked Mount Saint Mary 3-0. He fanned five and walked five over nine innings en route to his second victory of the season, and had his sinkerball working as he induced 14 groundball outs. He became the fourth consecutive D-III Pitcher of the Week who has thrown a no-hitter this season. McManus was named the Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Clayton Truex (Linfield) - .600 (6-10), 1 double, 3 home runs, 8 RBI, 4 runs, 1.600 slugging pct.; Rew Wilson (Plymouth State) - .294 (10-34), 1 double, 2 home runs (both game-winning grand slams), 9 RBI, 6 runs, 2 steals, .500 slugging pct.; Kyle Barbee (Spalding) - .750 (9-12), 1 double, 5 RBI, 4 runs, .833 slugging pct.; Drew Cremisino (St. Thomas MN) - .480 (12-25), 2 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 8 runs, .680 slugging pct.; Wes Meadows (Otterbein) - .486 (18-37), 7 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runs, 16 RBI, 14 runs, 1.108 slugging pct.; Chris Ballester (Rutgers-Newark) - .545 (6-11), 1 triple, 1 home run, 9 RBI, 3 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Anthony Benoit (Louisiana College) - .632 (12-19), 1 double, 10 RBI, 3 runs, .684 slugging pct.; Chase Valdez (Schreiner) - .579 (11-19), 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 9 RBI, 8 runs, .895 slugging pct.; Jim Schult (Eastern Connecticut State) - .560 (14-25), 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 9 RBI, 9 runs, .920 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Jeff Frost (Keystone) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 11 strikeouts; Billy Cerruti (Rutgers-Newark) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hits, 12 strikeouts; Ryan Taylor (Gettysburg) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hits, 12 strikeouts; James Simmons (Hardin-Simmons) - 1-0, 2 saves, 0.00 ERA, 5.0 ip, 1 hit, 4 strikeouts; Derek Dallas (Texas-Dallas) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts; Derek Petty (U.S. Coast Guard Academy) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 9 strikeouts; Billy Armstrong (Western Connecticut State) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 13 strikeouts.

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2011 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 6: Kevin Brashears, Shenandoah (Hitter); Matt McAllister of Penn State-Abington (Pitcher)
March 13: Michael Pascarella, Pittsburgh-Bradford (Hitter); Lee Schurlknight, Sewanee (Pitcher)
March 20: Jonathan Mason, Bridgewater (Hitter); Josh Scott, Baldwin-Wallace (Pitcher)
March 27: Dan Haugh, Wheaton (Hitter); Mike McManus, Mt. St. Vincent's (Pitcher)
April 3: Trent Svehla, Simpson (Hitter); Mark DiTomasso, Western New England (Pitcher)
April 10: Ryan Darner, Thomas More (Hitter); Travis Ratliff, SUNY-Cortland (Pitcher)
April 17: Brandon O'Connell, Wisconsin-Stout (Hitter); Sean White, Dickinson (Pitcher)
April 24: John Snyder, Marietta (Hitter); Mike Russo, Kean (Pitcher)
May 1: Matt Bittner, Penn State-Behrend (Hitter); Max Henry, Saint Vincent (Pitcher)
May 8: Mike Nodzenski, Grinnell (Hitter); Joe Sweeney, Illinois Wesleyan (Pitcher)