March 21, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Donohue, Mailman and Rossmiller honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – Commonwealth Coast Conference Co-Players of the Week Daniel Donohue of Salve Regina University and Jake Mailman of Wentworth Institute of Technology share the third 2013 NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week award as well, while Nick Rossmiller of Thiel College wins his second Pitcher of the Week honor for March 11-17 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Donohue, a junior shortstop from Westbury, N.Y., paced the Seahawks to a 6-1 weekly record, batting .586 (17-for-29) with 15 runs batted in, 11 runs scored, five doubles and seven stolen bases in eight attempts. He batted safely in all seven games while driving in or scoring at least one run in each of Salve’s seven games. He collected five three-hit games on the week, including each of Salve’s final three contests.

Mailman, a sophomore catcher from Medway, Mass., led the Leopards to a 6-2 week, batting .655 (19-for-29) with 15 runs batted in, nine runs scored, five doubles, one triple and a stolen base. Mailman batted safely and drove in or scored at least one run in each of Wentworth’s eight games. Among his six multiple-hit games, Mailman collected two four-hit games in a doubleheader sweep of Colby-Sawyer in which he drove in seven runs.

The last time there was a tie for National Hitter of the Week was May 3-9, 2010, when John Slick of Bethel (Minn.) and Jacob Millen of Moravian shared batting honors.

In a week in which there were four no-hitters, Rossmiller, a senior from Butler, Pa., stood out by throwing the first perfect game and fifth no-hitter in Thiel history and the 16th in NCAA Division III in a 14-0 win over Hiram on Friday at Tomcat Park. He needed just 106 pitches, 82 of them strikes, to retire the Terriers in order, striking out six batters over nine innings. He is 3-0 with a 0.78 ERA and 23 strikeouts while surrendering just 12 hits in 23.0 innings. Also the Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 25-Mar. 3, he became the first repeat winner in one season since Matt Schuld of St. Thomas (Minn.) won the pitching award for Apr. 26-May 2 and May 3-9, 2010. Rossmiller was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Garrett Parsons (East Texas Baptist) - .529 (9-17), 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 10 RBI, 5 runs, 1.235 slugging pct.; Ely Gallego (Sul Ross State) - .583 (7-12), 4 doubles, 12 RBI, 4 runs, .917 slugging pct.; Travis Crammer (Penn State-Harrisburg), .462 (6-13), doubles, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 5 runs, 1.500 slugging pct.; Bill Root (Salisbury) - .476 (10-21), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 5 RBI, 7 runs, 4 stolen bases, .667 slugging pct.; Justin Sherman (SUNY-Purchase) - .458 (11-24), 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 9 RBI, 4 runs, .833 slugging pct.; Alex Toth (Marietta) - .556 (15-27), 6 doubles, 12 RBI, 9 runs, .778 slugging pct.; Billy Steel (Christopher Newport) - .700 (7-10), 1 home run, 3 RBI, 4 runs, .833 on base pct., 1.000 slugging pct.; Mark VanNatta (Augustana) - .615 (8-13), 4 doubles, 3 RBI, 4 runs, .923 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Seth Cornell (Houghton) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 0 hits, 13 strikeouts; Anthony Trevino (Sul Ross State) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 1 cg, 0 hits, 3 strikeouts; Mike Grindstaff (Spalding) - 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 4 hits, 16 strikeouts; Jeff Johnson (Illinois Wesleyan) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts; Zach Levanduski (Cazenovia) - 1-0, 3.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 18 strikeouts; Mitchell Paz (SUNY-Purchase) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5.0 ip, 1 cg, 0 hits, 5 strikeouts; Richard Anderson (Staten Island) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 10 strikeouts; Kevin Lambert (Salve Regina) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 ip, 0 hits, 6 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)