March 11, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Robin Johnson
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Azusa Pacific's Brower, Franklin Pierce's Lundin honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION II
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its fourth weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards of the 2015 season for the week ending on March 8. Azusa Pacific's senior first basemen/outfielder Jordan Brower is the National Hitter of the Week while Franklin Pierce's sophomore pitcher Mike Lundin is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Brower (Newbury Park, Calif.) was unstoppable in APU's series with Point Loma, hitting .688 (11-16) with six doubles and six RBI. He posted a 1.063 slugging percentage and only struck out twice. He had multiple hits in each game, including a 3-for-3 performance in the finale, and drove in two runs in each of the final three games. Brower leads the PacWest in doubles (14) and is second in RBI (24), third in hits (34) and fourth in batting average (.430).

Lundin (Kingston, Mass.) threw a no-hitter in seven innings in his start last week. He faced just 23 batters and struck out 11 in the 84-pitch (59 strikes), shutout effort against Queens on Sunday afternoon. He walked none in the no-hitter.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Nick Sell, Seton Hill (Hitter); Ian Allen, East Stroudsburg (Pitcher)
Central: Matthew Minnick, University of Sioux Falls (Hitter); Chris Sievers, Nebraska-Kearney (Pitcher)
East: Jay Jabs, Franklin Pierce (Hitter); Mike Lundin, Franklin Pierce (Pitcher)
Midwest: Brenden Wells, Malone (Hitter); Logan Sendelbach, Tiffin (Pitcher)
South: Justin Garcia, Nova Southeastern University (Hitter); Seth Brenner, Rollins College (Pitcher)
South Central: J.C. Snyder, Angelo State (Hitter); Hayden James, Texas A&M-Kingsville (Pitcher)
Southeast: Blake Houston, Catawba (Hitter); Forrest Koumas, USC Aiken (Pitcher)
West: Jordan Brower, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Josh Staumont, Azusa Pacific (Pitcher)

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2015 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
Feb. 15: Jake Kennedy, Shippensburg (Hitter); Aaron Cox, Gannon (Pitcher)
Feb. 22: Luke Reinschmidt, Montana State-Billings (Hitter); Steve Naemark, Angelo State (Pitcher)
March 8: Jordan Brower, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Mike Lundin, Franklin Pierce (Pitcher)
March 15: Will Albertson, Catawba (Hitter); Landon Simpson, Southern Arkansas (Pitcher)
March 22: Chris Miller, Seton Hill (Hitter); Ryan Luna, Sonoma State (Pitcher)
March 29: Austin Wallingford, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Sean Goostree, Missouri Southern (Pitcher)
April 5: Will Albertson, Catawba (Hitter); John Conquy, Dixie State (Pitcher)
April 12: Ryan Uhl, Indiana, Pa. (Hitter); Jordan Tackett, Indianapolis (Pitcher)
April 19: Mike Montville, Southern New Hampshire (Hitter); Mitchell Stalsberg, Winona State (Pitcher)
April 26: Ryan Uhl, Indiana, Pa. (Hitter); Randy Dobnak, Alderson Broaddus (Pitcher)
May 3: Zak DeCamp, Lake Erie (Hitter); Kyle Wilson, Missouri-St. Louis (Pitcher)