April 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
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Manhattanville's Fiorito, Case Western Reserve's Gish honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) A five-home run week by Dan Fiorito of Manhattanville College and 16 scoreless innings in a pair of wins by Jarrett Gish of Case Western Reserve University have earned them the NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively for the week of March 26-April 1 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Fiorito, a senior shortstop from Yonkers, N.Y., had a torrid week for Manhattanville against William Paterson and Wilkes. He batted .611, going 11-for-18, with five home runs off of five different pitchers while driving in eight runs and scoring 12 runs himself. He added three doubles, giving him eight extra-base hits and 29 total bases for a 1.611 slugging percentage. He opened the week with a 3-for-5 game with two homers and four RBIs vs. William Paterson, went 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles in the first of three games vs. Wilkes, and hit three homers in a doubleheader vs. Wilkes to close the week. In addition to his power, he went 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts. Fiorito was named the Freedom Conference Player of the Week.

Gish, a junior southpaw from Jupiter, Fla., posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA during a 3-2 week for the Spartans. In 16 scoreless innings, the junior allowed just 10 hits and struck out 13 batters without issuing a walk. He went eight innings with a career-high nine strikeouts to beat Otterbein University 5-0 on Tuesday, then went eight shutout innings with four strikeouts in an eventual 3-2 win over Allegheny College on Sunday. The scoreless skein extended his career-best scoreless-innings streak to 24.2 in a row, dating back to March 15, and lowered his earned run average for the season to 2.56. Gish was named the University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable mention hitters: Kyle LaVigne (Rensselaer Tech) - .632 (11-17), 2 doubles 1 triple, 3 home runs, 12 RBIs, 8 runs, 3 stolen bases, 1.412 slugging pct.; Kevin Wodatch (Anna Maria) - .652 (15-23), 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBIs, 9 runs, 1.087 slugging pct.; Tim Clark (Western New England) - .625 (15-24) - 2 dobules, 1 triple, 9 RBIs, 10 runs, .792 slugging pct.; Paul Jaglowski (Ferrum) - .619 (13-21), 5 doubles, 5 RBIs, 8 runs, 4 stolen bases, .857 slugging pct.; Stephen Nappe (Montclair State) - .524 (11-21), 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 12 RBIs, 8 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; John Rauseo (SUNY-Oswego) - .667 (10-15), 2 doubles, 1 home run, 8 RBIs, 7 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Andrew DeLuca (Adrian) - .800 (8-10), 1 double, 2 triples, 4 runs, 2 stolen bases, 1.300 slugging pct.; Erik Bergstrom (Keene State) - .529 (9-17), 3 doubles, 1 home run, 13 RBIs, 6 runs, .882 slugging pct.; Brad Kremer (Defiance) - .571 (8-14), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 1 cycle, 5 RBIs, 3 runs, 1.143 slugging pct.; Peter Valentine (Whitman) - .615 (8-13), 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run, 6 RBIs, 6 runs, 1.077 slugging pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: Dan Kluss (Concordia-Chicago) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts; Trevor Breton (Western New England) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 15.0 ip, 1 cg, 10 hits, 9 strikeouts; Aaron Schuldt (SUNY-Cortland) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 14 strikeouts; Dustin Reuter (Otterbein) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 11 strikeouts; Chris Bloch (Transylvania) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts; Greg Goldsmith (Christopher Newport) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 6 strikeouts; Shawn Haugh (Johnson & Wales) - 2-0, 0.56 ERA, 16.0 ip, 2 cg, 5 hits, 20 strikeouts; Eddie Nogay (Washongton & Jefferson) - 1-0, 0.68 ERA, 13.2 ip, 1 cg, 8 hits, 9 strikeouts; Max Smith (Southwestern TX) - 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 14.0 ip, 1 cg, 9 hits, 10 strikeouts; Ryan Mestnik (Augsburg) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 4 strikeouts; Garrett Scray (Wisconsin-La Crosse) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 6 hits, 12 strikeouts.

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2012 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 4: Andy King, Hamline (Hitter); Mitch Hunnicutt, Hanover (Pitcher)
March 11: Zach Hofer, Elmhurst (Hitter); Blaine O'Brien, Keystone (Pitcher)
March 18: Gregg Steinman, Moravian (Hitter); Steve Maher, St. Thomas (Pitcher)
March 25: Bruce Maxwell, Birmingham-Southern (Hitter); Brian Ranta, George Fox (Pitcher)
April 1: Dan Fiorito, Manhattanville (Hitter); Jarrett Gish, Case Western Reserve (Pitcher)
April 8: Matt Thompson, McMurry (Hitter); Jhonneris Mendez, Suffolk (Pitcher)
April 15: Kyle Cook, Centre (Hitter); Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads, Wooster (Pitcher)
April 22: Edwin Moser, DeSales (Hitter); Tyler Erickson, Castleton State (Pitcher)
April 29: Tim Saunders, Marietta (Hitter); Kyle Szatrowski, UMass-Boston (Pitcher)
May 6: Brett Van Asdlen, Aurora (Hitter); Bill Oppriecht, Wisconsin-Plattevile (Pitcher)

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