Feb. 12, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Colin Bonnicksen
UNC-Pembroke's Edgerton, Francis Marion's Barfield honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the period ending Feb. 9. UNC Pembroke third baseman Jordan Edgerton is the National Hitter of the Week while Francis Marion sophomore lefty Daniel Barfield is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Jordan Edgerton (Mount Holly, N.C.) Edgerton hit .615 with a 1.308 slugging percentage in UNCP's three-game sweep of Pitt-Johnstown. The All-American went 8-for-13 in the series, collecting hits in all three games, with two homers, three doubles and 10 RBIs. He went 5-for-5 in Monday's series finale, belting two home runs and driving in seven. He also drew two walks for a .688 on-base percentage with one stolen base and did not strike out in 15 plate appearances. The junior also had a .938 fielding percentage at third base with one error in 16 total chances. Edgerton is tied for the PBC lead with 13 RBIs, six doubles and is third in the league in home runs.

Daniel Barfield (Fort Mill, S.C.) Barfield threw the 20th no-hitter in PBC history as he blanked St. Rose 12-0 in a seven-inning game. Making only his third-career start, the sophomore struck out a career-high 10 batters while issuing five walks with only 108 pitches thrown. Barfield is now 2-0 on the season and has not allowed an earned run in 12 innings pitched.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Zach Stone, Millersville (Hitter); Bryan Rivera, St. Augustine's (Pitcher)
Central: D'Marco Poindexter, Arkansas Monticello (Hitter); Timothy Buchanan, Southern Arkansas (Pitcher)
South: Connor O'Brochta, Tampa (Hitter); Brantley Claunch, North Alabama (Pitcher)
South Central: Jose Sierra, Texas Permian Basin (Hitter); Jacob Furr, Newman (Pitcher)
Southeast: Jordan Edgerton, UNC Pembroke (Hitter); Daniel Barfield, Francis Marion (Pitcher)
West: Daniel McNabb, Western Oregon (Hitter); Trevor Oaks, Cal Baptist (Pitcher)

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2014 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
Feb. 2: Nick Perez, St. Leo (Hitter); David Ward, Ouchita Baptist (Pitcher)
Feb. 9: Jordan Edgerton, UNC Pembroke (Hitter); Daniel Barfield, Francis Marion (Pitcher)
Feb. 16: Hunter Boose, GRU Augusta (Hitter); Jordan DeLorenzo, West Florida (Pitcher)
Feb. 23: Andrew Brodbeck, Flagler (Hitter); Matt McClain, St. Mary's (Pitcher)
March 2: Nick Kranick, Flagler (Hitter); Chris Murphy, Millersville (Pitcher)
March 9: Josh Coker, Lincoln Memorial (Hitter); Brannon Easterling, St. Edward's (Pitcher)
March 16: Seth Tressler, Mansfield (Hitter); Joe Axelson, Southwest Minnesota State (Pitcher)
March 23: Colby Painter, Lander (Hitter); Dan Altavilla, Mercyhurst (Pitcher)
March 30: Giancarlo Saia, Lander (Hitter); Matt Kastelic, Notre Dame (Ohio) (Pitcher)
April 6: Will Kengor, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Jonathan Russell, Queens (Pitcher)
April 13: Giancarlo Brugnoni, Grand Canyon (Hitter); Will Landsheft, Drury (Pitcher)
April 20: Tony Viger, Augustana (Hitter); Ryan O'Connor, Bentley (Pitcher)
April 27: Jordan Liester, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Josh Eagle, Cal State Monterey Bay (Pitcher)
May 4: Payton Reed, Drury (Hitter); Dan Altavilla, Mercyhurst (Pitcher)