March 14, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Neumann's Sheneman, McDaniel's Jones honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – Outfielder Matt Sheneman of Neumann University drove in 15 runs in only four games and Zach Jones of McDaniel threw a no-hitter, earning NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors for games of March 4-10 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Sheneman, a junior from Flemington, N.J., had a huge week for the Knights, who went 4-0. He batted .769 (10-for-13) with a home run, two doubles, a 1.385 slugging pct., four runs scored, and 15 RBIs, while also going 2-for-2 in stolen bases. He opened the week with a 3-for-4 game, with a homer and a double, and drove in five runs in Monday’s win over Ohio Northern. He was 2-for-2 with three RBIs in a win over Thiel on Friday, before ending the week by going 5-for-7 with seven RBIs in Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Salem State. He was 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs in the first game. Sheneman was named the Colonial States Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Jones, a senior right-hander from Frederick, Md., tossed a no-hitter in the Green Terror’s 10-0 victory over Penn State-York last Saturday, missing a perfect game by only one batter. He fanned a career-high 12 batters in the seven-inning gem. Jones, who has thrown 13 consecutive scoreless innings, allowed only a fifth-inning, one-out walk. It was the 11th no-hitter in Centennial Conference history and the first since March 10, 2010. Jones was named the Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Chris Sweeney (King’s PA) - .619 (13-21), 3 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 7 runs, 1.333 slugging pct.; Nick Dean (Maryville TN) - .688 (11-16), 1 double, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 6 runs, 3 steals, .938 slugging pct.; Max Rosing (SUNY-Cortland) - .800 (8-10), 4 doubles, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 5 runs, 1.500 slugging pct.; David Lykens (John Carroll) - .529 (18-34), 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 17 RBI, 9 runs, .824 slugging pct.; Pat Hirschberg (Trinity TX) - .588 (10-17), 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 5 runs, 1.118 slugging pct.; J.K. Filauro (Frostburg State) - .777 (7-9), 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 6 runs, 1.222 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Zach Finke (Wittenberg) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14.0 ip, 2 cg, 7 hits, 9 strikeouts; Nate Hube (Earlham) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.0 ip, 1 cg, 0 hits, 7 strikeouts; Dylan Papa (Montclair State) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 7 hits, 8 strikeouts; Garrett Kriston (Covenant) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts; Madison Lachney (Louisiana College) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 4 hits, 8 strikeouts; Tyler Brunneman (Hardin-Simmons) - 0-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 3.0 ip, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts; Steven Dooley (Webster) - 1-1, 1.69 ERA, 18.0 ip, 2 cg, 12 hits, 14 strikeouts; Brett Collachi (Salisbury) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts; Trevor Lubking (Pacific Lutheran) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 11 strikeouts.

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2013 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 3: Josh Rapacz, George Fox (Hitter); Nick Rossmiller, Thiel (Pitcher)
March 10: Matt Sheneman, Neumann (Hitter); Zach Jones, McDaniel (Pitcher)
March 17: Daniel Donohue, Salve Regina and Jake Mailman, Wentworth Institute of Technology (Hitter); Nick Rossmiller, Thiel (Pitcher)
March 24: Michael Morelli, Mount Saint Mary (Hitter); Steven Ramsdell, Allegheny (Pitcher)
March 31: Jonathan Mason, Bridgewater (Hitter); Phil Stakely, Trine (Pitcher)
April 7: Brad Gugliotta, Baldwin Wallace and Daniel Paccione, Farmingdale State (Hitter); Trevor Lubking, Pacific Lutheran (Pitcher)
April 14: Ronald Echavarria, SUNY-Purchase (Hitter); Ryan Jacobs, Penn State-Behrend (Pitcher)
April 21: Matt Taliercio, Lancaster Bible (Hitter); Derek Slagle, Penn State-Harrisburg (Pitcher)
April 28: Brian Mauro, DeSales (Hitter); Alex DiSanto, SUNY-Old Westbury (Pitcher)
May 5: Ryan Hayes, Earlham (Hitter); Ryan Spengler, Saint John's (Pitcher)