Feb. 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
Cal Poly Pomona's Miller, Angelo State's Reyna honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its first NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards of the year for the period ending Feb. 5. Cal Poly Pomona first baseman Chris Miller is the National Hitter of the Week while Angelo State senior righthander Rick Reyna is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Chris Miller (Mission Viejo, Calif.) powered the Cal Poly Pomona baseball team to a series sweep this past week against Saint Martin’s. The Broncos ended up outscoring the Saints, 57-10 in the four-game series and Miller played a key role in the CPP success, going 9-for-14 (.643) at the plate with a team-high 10 RBI. He also scored eight runs and tallied two doubles, a triple and a home run.

Rick Reyna (Mission, Texas) led Angelo State to a season-opening win with a 12-strikeout performance where he went six innings of scoreless baseball against Ouachita Baptist. The senior allowed only three hits and held OBU batters to a .143 batting average. His 12 strikeouts tied an ASU single-game record.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Central: Jeff Popick, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Scott Leiser, St. Cloud State (Pitcher)
• South: Christian Glisson, Valdosta State (Hitter); Joey Cuda, Eckerd (Pitcher)
• South Central: Ethan Gold, East Central (Hitter); Rick Reyna, Angelo State (Pitcher)
• West: Poly Pomona (Hitter); Travis Bradshaw, Western Oregon (Pitcher)

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2012 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Feb. 5: Chris Miller, Cal Poly Pomona (Hitter); Rick Reyna, Angelo State (Pitcher)
• Feb. 12: Anthony Boza, Lynn (Hitter); Barry Meeks, West Alabama (Pitcher)
• Feb. 19: Joe Andrade, Dixie State (Hitter); Brandon Droge, Newman (Pitcher)
• Feb. 26: Nate Wilder, Arkansas Tech (Hitter); Carl O'Neal, St. Mary's (Pitcher)
• March 4: Tommy Barnes, Nebraska-Kearney (Hitter); Nolan Snell, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
• March 11: Drew Miller, Southwest Baptist (Hitter); Dan McMahon, University of the Sciences (Pitcher)
• March 18: Heath Peterson, Montevallo (Hitter); Chris Zbin, Southern Connecticut State (Pitcher)
• March 25: Areo Regoli, Nova Southeastern (Hitter); Tim Flight, Southern New Hampshire (Pitcher)
• April 1: Tucker Brown, Central Oklahoma (Hitter); Mark Royer, Millersville (Pitcher)
• April 8: James Roche, Franklin Pierce (Hitter); Derek Hansen, Augustana (Pitcher)
• April 15: Giancarlo Brugnoni, Grand Valley State (Hitter); Colton Mitchell, Delta State (Pitcher)
• April 22: Scott Zuback, Lock Haven (Hitter); Jaden Dillon, Texas A&M-Kingsville (Pitcher)
• April 29: Alex Schrupp, Metro State (Hitter); Logan Birr, St. Cloud State (Pitcher)
• May 6: Adam Shank, St. Edward's (Hitter); Thomas Lee, Sonoma State (Pitcher)