April 30, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Colin Bonnicksen
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Colorado Mesa's Liester, Cal State Monterey Bay's Eagle honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION II
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards of the season for the week ending on April 27. Colorado Mesa senior first baseman Jordan Liester is the National Hitter of the Week while Cal State Monterey Bay senior righty Josh Eagle is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Liester (Monument, Colo.) batted .625 (10-for-16) in the Mavericks four-game series with Regis. He had 10 RBI, scored 10 runs and had a double, a triple and three home runs in the series. He had a slugging percentage of 1.375 and an on-base percentage of .700 (2.075 OPS) over the four-game stretch.

Eagle (Antioch, Calif.) tossed Cal State Monterey Bay's first-ever no-hitter en route to a 4-0 series final win over Cal State San Bernardino and the team's first series sweep this season. In seven innings of work, the senior from Antioch, Calif., only allowed two walks, while striking out four Coyote batters.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Dan Popio, Mercyhurst (Hitter); Paul Hvozdovic, Shepherd (Pitcher)
Central: Cody Robinson, Northeastern State (Hitter); Randy Vallejo, Arkansas Tech (Pitcher)
East: Matt Walsh, Franklin Pierce (Hitter); Rocco Cundari, Southern Connecticut (Pitcher)
Midwest: Kenny May, Quincy (Hitter); D.J. Reetz, Saginaw Valley State (Pitcher)
South: Keith Curcio, Florida Southern (Hitter); Jamie Sexton, West Georgia (Pitcher)
South Central: Jordan Liester, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Rene Solis, St. Mary's (Texas) (Pitcher)
Southeast: Jake Sandlin, Georgia College (Hitter); Craig Brooks, Catawba (Pitcher)
West: Eric Tinnell, Central Washington (Hitter); Josh Eagle, Cal State Monterey Bay (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)