March 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Logan Lawrence
SW Baptist's Miller, U. of the Sciences McMahon honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the period ending March 11th. Southwest Baptist sophomore catcher Drew Miller is the National Hitter of the Week while University of the Sciences junior righthander Dan McMahon is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Drew Miller (Neosho, Mo.) led the Bearcats to a 6-0 record this past week, sweeping Central Methodist and MIAA opponent Lincoln. Miller hit .625 from the plate over the past week, with 15 RBI, 11 runs scored, seven doubles, and two homeruns. Miller had a hit, RBI, run scored, and extra-base hit in every game this week while slugging 1.167.

Dan McMahon (Millville, N.J.) threw a 12-inning complete game with just 131 pitches while allowing two hits and one earned run in 5-2 win over St. Rose (3/9). He struck out 10 and walked four. The 12-inning effort marked the longest complete game in the history of the University of the Sciences baseball program, surpassing an 11.1 inning effort tossed in 1942.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Central: Bryan Lippincott, Concordia-St. Paul (Hitter); Nolan Snell, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
• East: James Roche, Franklin Pierce (Hitter); Dan McMahon, University of the Sciences (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Cody Scheler, Bellarmine (Hitter); Phil Forbis, Bellarmine (Pitcher)
• South: David Weber, Benedict (Hitter); Anthony Figliolia, Rollins (Pitcher)
• South Central: Drew Miller, SW Baptist (Hitter); Derek Moczygemba, St. Mary’s (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Jacob Rogers, Mount Olive (Hitter); Chandler Hall, Armstrong Atlantic (Pitcher)
• West: Ethan Chapman, Cal St.-San Bernardino (Hitter); Jeff Owen, Cal St.-Monterey Bay (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)