March 20, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Adkins
Merchant Marin's Hatmann, SUNY-Maritime's Sarna honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) Merchant Marine's Warren Hartmann and SUNY-Maritime's Nick Sarna picked up the third NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week honors for 2014 as voted on by a panel of D-III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Hartmann, a senior infielder from Wyckoff, N.J., exploded during the Mariners' perfect 4-0 week, going 10-for-13 (.769) at the plate and posting a slugging percentage of 1.769. The Landmark Conference's Hitter of the Week had at least one hit and one RBI in each game and totaled 10 RBI over the four-game stretch. Hartmann recorded seven extra base hits, including two triples and two homeruns. He scored nine runs and stole four bases to go along with a .765 on-base percentage.

Sarna, a senior hurler from Massapequa, N.Y., made program history. He tossed the first perfect game in the modern history of the Maritime program on Mar. 11 in the Privateers' 13-0 win over Yeshiva. He registered five strikeouts while lowering his earned run average to 1.38 on the year. Sarna was also the Skyline Conference's Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Tyler Craig (Simpson) - hit .700 (7-for-10) with a 1.500 slugging percentage, three doubles, a triple, a home run, six runs scored and seven RBIs; Andrew Gronski (Case Western Reserve) - batted .567 (17-of-30) with two HRs, 11 RBI, two triples and nine runs scored; Casey Grimes (Rowan) - hit .727 (8-for-11) with three doubles, six RBI, one home run and four runs scored.

Honorable Mention Pitcher: Bryce McDonald-Wilson (SUNY-Canton) - eight-inning complete game no-hitter. Struck out 10 batters.

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2014 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 2: Simon Rosenbaum, Pomona-Pitzer (Hitter); Chris Bishop, Pacific Lutheran and Jake Perkins, Ferrum (Pitcher)
March 9: Nick Flemister, St. John Fisher (Hitter); Brett Marcom, Southwestern and Andy Sadoski, Bridgewater State (Pitcher)
March 16: Wareen Hartmann, Merchant Marine (Hitter); Nick Sarna, SUNY-Maritime (Pitcher)
March 23: Anthony Mack, Grinnell (Hitter); Danny O'Donnell, Gallaudet (Pitcher)
March 30: Joe Mendez, St. Joseph's (Hitter); Braden Johnson, Transylvania (Pitcher)
April 6: Casey Hicks, Gallaudet (Hitter); Trevor Cannella, SUNY-Maritime (Pitcher)
April 13: Josh Makler, Redlands (Hitter); Colin Feikles, LaRoche (Pitcher)
April 20: Dillon Weaver, Ferrum (Hitter); Sam Fischer, Adrian (Pitcher)
April 27: Kevin Kwedor, Massachusetts Maritime (Hitter); Jordan Greenland, UW-La Crosse (Pitcher)
May 4: Shane Adler, UW-La Crosse (Hitter); Matt Taliercio, Lancaster Bible (Pitcher)