March 1, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
304-293-2821
ULM's Green drives in nine; UVa's Hultzen fans 15
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NCBWA NAMES PRO-LINE ATHLETIC
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 27. Louisiana-Monroe junior infielder Corben Green was named National Hitter of the Week, while Virginia junior left-hander Danny Hultzen was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Green Hultzen
Pro-Line Athletic: The Choice of Champions.

Green continued his hot start to the season as he extended his hitting streak out to all eight games this season and hit for the cycle in a 5-for-5 performance against Northwestern State. In four road games, the Tuscaloosa, Ala., native hit .588 (10-for-17) with two doubles, a triple, a home run and nine RBIs on the week. He finished the week with a 1.000 slugging percentage, had an RBI in three of the four games and averaged 4.25 total bases per game.

Hultzen shook off adverse weather conditions in pitching the Cavaliers to a 10-1 win over visiting East Carolina in Friday night’s three-game series opener. Despite a 20-to-25 mph wind blowing straight out, the Bethesda, Md., native recorded one of the most dominating pitching outings in recent Virginia baseball history. In seven innings of work, Hultzen set a career high with 15 strikeouts while not walking a batter. The 15-strikeout effort was the most by a Cavalier since Seth Greisinger racked up 16 strikeouts against North Carolina on March 23, 1996. After giving up a single to start the game, He retired the next 19 batters from the first into the seventh inning, with just one ball leaving the infield in that span. He went to a three-ball count just two times and struck out the side on three occasions.

Pro-Line Athletic, owned by Badger Sport, supplies the cap and uniforms to several Division I college teams. This is the seventh season Pro-Line has sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional consideration. For more information about Pro-Line or Badger Sports, visit their Web sites at prolineathletic.com and badgersport.com.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information on the Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2011 Pro-Line Athletic Players of the Week:
• Feb. 22: David Herbek, James Madison (Hitter); Taylor Jungmann, Texas (Pitcher)
• March 1: Corben Green, ULM (Hitter); Danny Hultzen, Virginia (Pitcher)
• March 8: Anthony Trajano, Cal State Fullerton (Hitter); Kyle Fitzpatrick, FIU (Pitcher)
• March 15: Dusty Quattlebaum, Gardner-Webb (Hitter); Logan Verrett, Baylor (Pitcher)
• March 22: Saxon Butler, Samford (Hitter); Frankie Vanderka, Stony Brook (Pitcher)
• March 29: Colin Moran, North Carolina (Hitter); Trevor Bauer, UCLA (Pitcher)
• April 5: Victor Roache, Georgia Southern (Hitter); Will Roberts, Virginia (Pitcher)
• April 12: Brad Miller, Clemson and Doug Bream, Liberty (Hitter); Jeremy Gonzales, Northern Illinois (Pitcher)
• April 19: Tyler Ogle, Oklahoma (Hitter); John Simms, Rice (Pitcher)
• April 26: D.J. Hicks, UCF and Trenton Moses, Southeast Missouri State (Hitter); Trevor Bauer, UCLA (Pitcher)
• May 3: James Brooks, Utah and Clint Moore, Army (Hitter); Josh Osich, Oregon State (Pitcher)
• May 10: Jeff Holm, Michigan State (Hitter); Alex Meyer, Kentucky and Carson Smith, Texas State (Pitcher)
• May 17: Paul Karmas, St. John's (Hitter); Mike Strong, Oklahoma State (Pitcher)
• May 24: Ryan Huston, UTSA and Ryan Wright, Louisville (Hitter); Mike McCarthy, Cal State Bakersfield (Pitcher)