DALLAS (NCBWA) – Tim Saunders of Marietta
College had 17 hits in only five games and Kyle Szatrowski
of the University of Massachusetts-Boston threw the first no-hitter
in team history, earning them the NCAA Division III National
Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively for the week
of April 23-29 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Saunders, a senior shortstop from Alliance, Ohio, went 17-for-25
for a .680 batting average. He blasted a pair of two-run home runs
in one game at Muskingum, ending it with five hits in six at bats.
In addition to the home runs, he had two doubles and two triples,
resulting in 29 total bases and a 1.160 slugging percentage. He
moved into second place on Marietta's all-time triples list with
20, three shy of the school record. He had two four-hit games, two
three-hit games, and a two-hit game, and went a combined 6-for-9
in Marietta's sweep of Baldwin-Wallace. He ended the week with 11
runs scored, six RBI's, and was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases.
Saunders was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.
Szatrowski, a freshman left-hander from Agawam, Mass., made history
with the first no-hitter ever for the Beacons' program. On April
25 against Wentworth at home, he limited the Leopards to four walks
while striking out seven in a nine-inning complete-game victory,
winning 5-0. He allowed no runner past first base, and retired the
final six batters in order to earn his first collegiate victory
in only his third career start. Szatrowski was named the Little
East Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Honorable mention hitters: Alan Cheatham (Principia)
- .667 (10-15), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 12 RBIs, 1.400
slugging pct.; Trevor Kattre (Wisconsin-Platteville) - .500 (11-22)
- 5 doubles, 2 triples, 11 RBIs, 9 runs, .909 slugging pct.; Sean
Osterman (St. John Fisher) - .474 (9-19), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2
home runs, 11 RBIs, 9 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Dylan Thomas (St.
Thomas MN) - .538 (7-13), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBIs, .846 slugging
pct.; Ryan Zakszeski (Johns Hopkins) - .550 (11-20), 1 double, 3
home runs, 6 RBIs, 6 runs, 1.050 slugging pct.
Honorable mention pitchers: Jeremy Cook (Eastern
Nazarene) - 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 6 hits, 17 strikeouts;
Tyler Erickson (Castleton State) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 18.0 ip, 2 cg,
7 hits, 10 strikeouts; Joe Lambers (Calvin) - 1-1, 2.61 ERA, 10.1
ip, 7 hits, 15 strikeouts; Jared Van Hoon (Pacific)- 1-0, 1 save,
0.00 ERA, 6.0 ip, 2 hits, 3 strikeouts; Teddy VanRanst (St. Mary's
MN) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 4 strikeouts; Byron Minnich
(California Lutheran) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 7 strikeouts;
Cody Hafeli (Webster) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.2 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts;
Cam Seidl (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) - 1-0, 2 saves, 0.00 ERA, 9.2
ip, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts.
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2012 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
• March 4: Andy King, Hamline (Hitter); Mitch
Hunnicutt, Hanover (Pitcher)
11: Zach Hofer, Elmhurst (Hitter); Blaine O'Brien, Keystone (Pitcher)
• March 18: Gregg Steinman, Moravian (Hitter);
Steve Maher, St. Thomas (Pitcher)
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)