Feb. 19, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Colin Bonnicksen
GRU Augusta's Boose, West Florida's DeLorenzo 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 week ending Feb. 16. GRU Augusta third baseman Hunter Boose is the National Hitter of the Week while West Florida lefty Jordan DeLorenzo is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Hunter Boose (Evans, Ga.) Boose hit .750 in a three-game series at Armstrong with a 1.417 slugging percentage. The sophomore went 5-for-6 in the opener with two doubles and four RBIs as the Jaguars won 13-6. He went 2-for-3 in the next two games, hitting home runs in both. For the week, Boose had seven RBIs and scored five runs while drawing two walks for a .786 on-base percentage. He also made no errors in six chances a third base. He is currently second in the PBC in doubles, third in home runs and 5th in RBIs.

Jordan DeLorenzo (Winter Park, Fla.) DeLorenzo pitched a complete-game, one-hit shutout for No. 9 West Florida with three strikeouts against North Alabama last week to improve to 3-0 on the year. Over the nine-inning effort, he only allowed two walks and he ended the game having struck out UNA’s No. 3 and 4 hitters.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Bret Blevins, Concord (Hitter); Matt Festa, East Stroudsburg (Pitcher)
• Central: Cody Robinson, Northeastern State (Hitter); Ryan Taylor, Arkansas Tech (Pitcher)
• South: Mike Reed, Valdosta State (Hitter); Jordan DeLorenzo, West Florida (Pitcher)
• South Central: Ryan Forkel, Eastern New Mexico (Hitter); Matt McClain, St. Mary’s (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Hunter Boose, GRU Augusta (Hitter); Zach Joyce, Brevard (Pitcher)
• West: Marcus Mastrobuoni, Cal State Stanislaus (Hitter); J.D. Salles, Fresno Pacific (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)