April 22, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Robin Johnson
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Southern New Hampshire's Montville, Winona State's Stalsberg honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION II
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its tenth weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards of the 2015 season for the week ending on April 12. Southern New Hampshire outfielder Mike Montville is the National Hitter of the Week while Winona State’s freshman lefty Mitchell Stalsberg is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Mike Montville (Portsmouth, N.H.) Mike Montville batted .560 with four homers and 14 RBIs in an 8-0 week for SNHU. He recorded a .725 on-base percentage and 1.160 slugging percentage on the week while hitting safely in all eight games. Mike went 5-for-9 with two home runs and eight RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Assumption on Saturday.

Mitchell Stalsberg (Viroqua, Wis.) Mitchell Stalsberg had a breakout performance for Winona State on Saturday, tossing a seven-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 victory over Sioux Falls at Loughrey Field in Winona, Minn. The freshman struck out an NSIC season-high 17 batters in the game, which is the fourth-most in a single game in WSU history. The last time a WSU pitcher fanned more came more than 45 years ago. Stalsberg nearly set another WSU record as he struck out seven consecutive batters, the second longest stretch in Warrior history. In the game, only four balls were put in play against Stalsberg and just two balls reached the outfield. The no-hitter is the first for WSU since 2005.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Adam Urbania, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Jim McDade, Millersville (Pitcher)
• Central: Alex Wojciechowski, Minnesota Duluth (Hitter); Mitchell Stalsberg, Winona State (Pitcher)
• East: Mike Montville, Southern New Hampshire (Hitter); David Gibson, Southern New Hampshire (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Aaron Overbeck, Grand Valley State (Hitter); Michael Purcell, Trevecca Nazarene (Pitcher)
• South: Artemis Kadkhodaian, University of West Georgia (Hitter); Chase Sparkman, University of Tampa (Pitcher)
• South Central: Kevin Mitchell, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Kris Lalk, MSU Denver (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Collins Cuthrell, UNC Pembroke (Hitter); Mike O’Reilly, Flagler (Pitcher)
• West: Ryan Kochan, Cal State East Bay (Hitter); Ross Clevenger, Northwest Nazarene (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)

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