April 4, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Bridgewater's Mason, Trine's Stakely honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – A solid week against nationally-ranked opponents by Jonathan Mason of Bridgewater College and the first no-hitter in conference play in Trine University history for Phil Stakely have earned them the fifth NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors respectively for March 25-31, 2013, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Mason, a senior left-swinging outfielder from Sterling, Va., led the Eagles to 3-1 record with a .688 average (11-for-16) and a 1.125 slugging percentage. He started his week with a 3-for-4 effort against No. 12 Shenandoah, scoring two runs and knocking in two with a home run. He followed that with a 3-for-3 day at the plate in a win against Washington and Lee, scoring two runs with a triple and two stolen bases against the Generals. He was 1-for-2 with a stolen base in a loss to No. 8 Christopher Newport in the first game of a doubleheader. In a second-game win, he was 4-for-7 with two doubles, three runs scored and four RBIs. He struck out just once in 20 plate appearances in the four games. For the week, he scored seven runs and drove in six. Mason, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week, ranks among the ODAC leaders in batting average (sixth at .398), slugging percentage (fourth at .675), on-base percentage (third at .505), home runs (tied for sixth with four), and RBIs (second with 26).

Stakely, a senior southpaw from Ostrander, Ohio, earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week honors when he became the first Trine pitcher to throw a no-hitter in a conference game as the Thunder shut out Albion 10-0 in the second game of a doubleheader on Mar. 30. He faced only 22 batters, one above the minimum, in the seven-inning contest, striking out three, walking one and hitting one in pitching the 27th MIAA no-hitter since 1958, and the first complete game no-no since 2009. Of his 74 pitches, 51 were strikes. It was Stakely’s first time to receive MIAA weekly honors.

Honorable Mention Hitters: James Barr (Cazenovia) - .700 (7-10), 4 triples, 9 RBI, 2 runs, 1.500 slugging pct.; Jake Wylie (Linfield) - .455 (5-11), 3 home runs, 13 RBI, 3 runs, 1.273 slugging pct.; Joe Forcellini (Centenary NJ) - .565 (13-23), 4 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 16 RBI, 7 runs, 1.043 slugging pct.; Ryan Smith (Greenville) - .615 (8-13), 1 double, 2 home runs, 9 RBI, 2 runs, 1.154 slugging pct.; Mikole Pierce (Wisconsin-Whitewater) - .625 (10-16), 4 doubles, 8 RBI, 5 runs, .875 slugging pct.; Chris Senn (Rockford) - .556 (5-9), 3 home runs, 4 RBI, 4 runs, 1.556 slugging pct.; Conor Bierfeldt (Western Connecticut State) - .533 (8-15), 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 3 runs, 1.133 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Ryan Ullman (Concordia TX) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts; Ryan Farabella (Rutgers-Camden) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 8 strikeouts; Rosario DiLorenzo (St. Joseph’s NY) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 hit, 10 strikeouts; Kyle Hudson (Spalding) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 10 strikeouts; Joel Effertz (Wisconsin-La Crosse) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts; Tyler Goldstein (Johns Hopkins) - 1-0, 0.00, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 9 strikeotus; Chris Haddeland (Linfield) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts; Layton Tromba (Centenary LA) - 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 7 hits, 4 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)