April 29, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Robin Johnson
IUP's Uhl, Alderson Broaddus' Dobnak honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its 11th weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards of the 2015 season for the week ending on April 26. Indiana (Pa.) first baseman Ryan Uhl is the National Hitter of the Week while Alderson Broaddus' sophomore righty Randy Dobnak is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Uhl (St. Mary's, Pa.) hit .519 (14-for-27) with .548 on-base percentage and 1.407 slugging percentage in eight games with eight home runs, 19 RBIs and 12 runs. He hit two home runs in three games, giving him seven multi-home run games this year. He hit four home runs in one day vs. Bloomsburg and hit a home run in four straight games - longest streak of the season, with seven home runs in four games - his longest streak of the season. He had five RBIs in three games with five games of five RBIs or more this season for 19 RBIs - his most in a week this season.

Alderson Broaddus standout Randy Dobnak (South Park, Pa.) was lights out once again, this time mowing down Bluefield State while flirting with a perfect game as the Battlers contend for top seeding in the G-MAC Championship. In the non-conference game versus Bluefield State, Dobnak went the distance and faced one batter over the minimum to complete the seven-inning no-hitter. Striking out 11, Dobnak only walked one to pick up his sixth win of the season in dominant fashion. The righty finds himself in the top five in several pitching categories in the G-MAC including ERA (2.53), opponent batting average (.210), innings pitched (57.0), strikeouts (60), wins (6) and walks allowed (9).

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Ryan Uhl, Indiana (Pa.) (Hitter); Mark Smyth, West Liberty (Pitcher)
Central: Patrick Fiala, Augustana College (Hitter); Ryan Helsley, Northeastern State (Pitcher)
East: Nick Baviello, Southern Conn. State (Hitter); Alex Brosnan, Molloy College (Pitcher)
Midwest: Kory Wisdom, Quincy (Hitter); Randy Dobnak, Alderson Broaddus (Pitcher)
South: Mitch Holgate, University of West Alabama (Hitter); Scotty Ward, Florida Tech (Pitcher)
South Central: Andrew Vanisi, Rogers State (Hitter); Steve Naemark, Angelo State (Pitcher)
Southeast: Thomas Spitz, Wingate (Hitter); Matthew Kuhlenberg, GRU Augusta (Pitcher)
West: Trevor Nix, Montana State Billings (Hitter); Adam Hofacket, California Baptist (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)