April 11, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Three players share weekly honor
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – For the second time this season, NCAA Division III National Hitter of the Week honors are shared, this time between Brad Gugliotta of Baldwin Wallace University and Daniel Paccione of Farmingdale State College (SUNY), while Trevor Lubking of Pacific Lutheran University takes home the sixth Pitcher of the Week award for April 1-7, 2013, as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Gugliotta, a junior third baseman from Twinsburg, Ohio, helped the Yellow Jackets to a 4-1 record, including a win at D-I Dayton. On the week, he batted .667 (12-of-18) with eight runs and 11 runs batted in. He had a double and a triple for a .833 slugging percentage, and stole three bases. He also drew five walks for a .739 on base percentage. He began the week going 6-for-7 with three runs and five RBI in split with John Carroll, then was 2-for-5 with two RBI in an 8-6 win at Dayton. He finished with a 4-for-6 day with four runs and four RBI in a twinbill sweep at Mount Union. Gugliotta was the Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Paccione, a junior infielder from Commack, N.Y., batted .778 (7-for-9), including three multi-hit games, with seven runs scored and seven runs batted in, in a 4-0 week for the Rams. He slugged two home runs, two triples, and a double for a 2.000 slugging percentage, and drew a walk for a .800 on base percentage. In a 10-1 win over Mount St. Mary on Aug. 6, he was 2-for-2 with two triples and three runs scored. In a 16-9, 10-6 doubleheader sweep at Maritime the next day, he was 5-for-7 with a home run in each game, driving in three in the opener and four in the nightcap. Paccione was named the Skyline Conference Co-Player of the Week.

Lubking, a sophomore from Buckley, Wash., went 3-0 for the Lutes, throwing 15 innings and allowing one run for a 0.60 earned run average and eight hits while striking out 19. In a non-conference twinbill at Saint Martin's on Monday, he was the winning pitcher in both games - one inning of no-hit, two-strikeout relief in the 12-inning opener, and five innings of no-run, two-hit ball to start and win the second game, striking out eight. He closed against league leader and No. 2-ranked Linfield on Sunday, going all nine innings to beat the Wildcats 3-1. He scattered six hits and struck out nine. Lubking was the Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Corey Walden (Aurora) - .407 (11-27), 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 13 RBI, 12 runs, .814 slugging pct.; Brian Walsh (Old Westbury) - .765 (13-17), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 9 runs, 1.235 slugging pct.; Mike Schultz (Bethel MN) - .500 (6-12), 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 6 runs, 1.250 slugging pct.; Sean Fisher (Fontbonne) - .632 (12-19), 3 doubles, 8 RBI, .789 slugging pct.; Josh Sullivan (Anna Maria) - .600 (12-20), 6 doubles, 2 triples, 10 RBI, 5 runs, 1.000 slugging pct.; Tucker White (Southern Maine) - .524 (11-21), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 9 RBI, 1.143 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Trevor Breton (Western New England) - 1-0, 1.64 ERA, 11.0 ip, 1 cg (no-hitter), 4 hits, 11 strikeouts; Mitchell Paz (SUNY-Purchase) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 10.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hit, 18 strikeouts; Jake Ball (Olivet) - 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 14.0 ip, 2 cg, 4 hits, 9 strikeouts; Alec Palioca (Wheaton MS) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 0 hits, 9 strikeouts; Corey Howie (Howard Payne) - 1-0, 1.08 ERA, 8.1 ip, 7 hits, 4 strikeouts; Alex Schomaeker (Defiance) - 0-0, 3 saves, 1.93 ERA, 4.2 ip, 1 hit, 6 strikeouts; Tommy Bergjans (Haverford) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 1 hit, 12 strikeouts; Rew Wilson (Plymouth State) - 1-0, 1 save, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 1 hit, 11 strikeouts; Andrew Schlereth (Fontbonne) - 1-0, 2.57 ERA, 14.0 ip, 1 cg (no-hitter), 7 hits, 6 strikeouts; Justin D’Amato (St. John Fisher) - 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 7.0 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)