April 30, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
Norte Dame's Mancini, LMU's Florer honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 28. Notre Dame junior first baseman Trey Mancini was named National Hitter of the Week, while Loyola Marymount senior left-handed pitcher Matt Florer was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

Mancini batted .750 (15-for-20) with five runs scored, three doubles and five RBI. The Winter Haven, Fla., native also added a walk and sacrifice fly. The Winter Haven, Fla. native registered a .900 slugging percentage and .727 on-base percentage. Mancini actually went hitless in his first two at bats last week before collecting base hits over his next 10 plate appearances. In all, he went 15 for his last 18 last week. Mancini had multiple hits in all five games and actually takes a multi-hit streak of six into his next game at Central Michigan. He raised his batting average 55 points to .374.

Florer tossed the second no-hitter in Loyola Marymount program history on Tuesday against Cal State Northridge as LMU defeated the Matadors by a score of 5-0 at LMU's Page Stadium. The no-hitter came in Florer's ninth career start and his 14th appearance of the year (third start). The last LMU no-hitter was tossed by Bob Seus on March 14, 1980 vs. Long Beach State. The Mission Viejo, Calif., native walked five, hit one batter and struck out a career-best five batters over 134 pitches. The left-hander improved to 2-1 with the victory.

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For more information on the NCBWA Division I National Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2013 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 19: Danny Collins, Troy (Hitter); Buck Farmer, Georgia Tech (Pitcher)
Feb. 26: Charlie White, Maryland (Hitter); Bryce Biggerstaff, Central Arkansas (Pitcher)
March 5: A.J. Reed, Kentucky (Hitter); Mark Appel, Stanford and Carlos Rodon, N.C. State (Pitcher)
March 12: Cody Hudson, Austin Peay (Hitter); Frankie Vanderka, Stony Brook (Pitcher)
March 19: Zach Fish, Oklahoma State (Hitter); Pat Young, Villanova (Pitcher)
March 26: C.K. Irby, Samford (Hitter); Ryan Kellogg, Arizona State (Pitcher)
April 2: Mason Katz, LSU (Hitter); Cole Irvin, Oregon (Pitcher)
April 9: Ian Graham, UNC Asheville (Hitter); Aaron Blair, Marshall (Pitcher)
April 16: Colin Moran, North Carolina (Hitter); Cale Elam, Wichita State (Pitcher)
April 23: Colby Roberts, James Madison (Hitter); Harrison Musgrave, West Virginia (Pitcher)
April 30: Trey Mancini, Notre Dame (Hitter); Matt Florer, Loyola Marymount (Pitcher)
May 7: Mitchell Tolman, Oregon (Hitter); Aaron Nola, LSU (Pitcher)
May 14: D.J. Stewart, Florida State (Hitter); Harrison Musgrave, West Virginia (Pitcher)
May 21: Duncan McAlpine, Dallas Baptist (Hitter); Shane Carle, Long Beach State and Andrew Moore, Oregon State (Pitcher)