May 2, 2013
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DeSales' Mauro, SUNY-Old Westbury's DiSanto honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – Record-setting Brian Mauro of DeSales University and closer Alex DiSanto of the State University of New York-College at Old Westbury have been named the ninth and next-to-last 2013 NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for April 22-28 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Mauro, a senior first baseman from Merrick, N.Y., was outstanding in leading the Bulldogs to a 3-1 record, batting .733 (11-for-15) with four doubles, two home runs, eight runs scored, 10 RBIs, a .778 on base pct., and a 1.400 slugging pct. He had four multi-hit games, starting with a 2-for-4 with two RBIs vs. Scranton. In the first of a three-game set with King’s, he was 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored. In a twinbill on Saturday, he was 6-for-7 with three doubles, five runs scored and four RBIs. In the process, he broke the single-season record for doubles in a season at DeSales, recording his 24th of the year. Mauro is now hitting .500 with five home runs, 51 RBIs, and 24 doubles to lead the Bulldogs in those categories.

DiSanto, a junior right-hander from New Hyde Park, N.Y, was a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities as he tossed six scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and fanning nine. He began the week with three innings of one-hit relief, striking out five, in a 10-0 win over CCNY, then threw one inning with two strikeouts to preserve a 5-2 win over Lehman. He notched a pair of saves on Apr. 27 in the Panthers’ 4-1 and 3-2 victories over SUNY-Purchase, fanning two in the last inning of the opener, as Old Westbury secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Skyline Conference championship. He has tied the program’s single-season record with 12 saves. DiSanto was the Skyline Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Erik Munzer (Pomona-Pitzer) - .778 (14-18), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 8 RBI, 7 runs, 1.056 slugging pct.; Jimmy Spagna (John Carroll) - .533 (8-15), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 15 RBI, 5 runs, 1.200 slugging pct.; Daryn Streed (Rockford) - .500 (17-34), 6 doubles, 2 home runs, 12 RBI, 10 runs, .853 slugging pct.; Ryan Schilter (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) - .378 (14-37), 5 home runs, 9 RBI, 15 runs, .784 slugging pct.; Hunter Gallant (Willamette) - .524 (11-21), 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 7 runs, .905 slugging pct.; Jordan Nieman (Manchester) - .429 (6-14), 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 3 runs, 1.143 slugging pct.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Max Beatty (Pacific Lutheran) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 5 hits, 12 strikeouts; Nolan Schaeffer (Anderson) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts; Brandon Holsworth (Gallaudet) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts; Lucas Ilges (Massachusetts-Boston) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts; Frank Baldini (Ramapo) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 7 strikeouts; Scott Benson (Wartburg) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 1 cg, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts; Patrick O’Brien (John Carroll) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 ip, 3 hits, 5 strikeouts; Tom Kerndt (Wisconsin-Whitewater) - 2-0, 3.86 ERA, 14.0 ip, 11 hits, 14 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)
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