April 30, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Adkins
Webster's Kammer, St. Joseph's Outsen honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) Webster University's Jeff Kammer and St. Joseph's College of Long Island's Josh Outsen headlined another impressive week of performances to earn Division III National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Player of the Week accolades for the period of April 20-26.

Kammer, a senior catcher/infielder from Chesterfield, Mo., hit better than .700 and adorned a slugging percentage of over 1.200 as the Gorlocks locked up a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament bid with three wins. He started the week with a two-for-five game against Greenville, driving in a pair of runs. He followed with a four-for-four performance against Division I Illinois State, plating three runs. Kammer then exploded in a double header against Eureka, going six-for-eight with six RBIs and two home runs. On the week, Kammer was 12-for-17, a .706 batting average, with 11 runs batted in and six runs scored. In addition, the SLIAC Hitter of the Week slugged 1.235 on the week and had a .722 on base percentage.

Outsen, a sophomore from Lindenhurst, N.Y., tossed a perfect game on Apr. 24 as St. Joseph's-L.I. registered an 11-0 win over Yeshiva. The Skyline League Pitcher of the Week struck out 12 in the seven-inning contest and lowered his earned run average to 1.17 on the year.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Donnie Waters, Jr., INF, Rose-Hulman: Helped the Engineers remain atop the HCAC standings with a perfect 5-0 mark last week. Finished 14-for-19 (.737) at the plate with two doubles, one home run, seven runs scored, and two RBIs as RHIT beat Anderson, Greenville, and swept a three-game series with Bluffton. Waters had a string of nine consecutive at-bats with a hit in the Bluffton series, finishing the week with a .773 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of 1.000 ... Devin Van Winkle, So., 1B, Ohio Wesleyan: Hit .524 (11-of-21) with five doubles, three homers, eight runs scored and 16 RBIs in six total games last week. In OWU's 12-7 win over regional-power Marietta April 23, Van Winkle tied a pair of single-game program records with three home runs and eight RBIs, while his 15 total bases in the game established a new program standard.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Dan Scheibe, Sr., RHP, Whitworth: Threw the first nine-inning no-hitter by a Whitworth pitcher in the metal bat era to forever trademark the Pirates' debut in the inaugural Northwest Conference Tournament, a 2-0 win over No. 14 Linfield April 25 at PLU Field. He totaled 11 strikeouts against two walks and one hit by pitch. He had a stretch of 19 consecutive batters retired during the outing and recorded a double-digit strikeout total for the fifth time in 2015 while tossing his first complete game of the year ... Jeff Singer, Sr., LHP, Rutgers-Camden: Pitched the seventh no-hitter in RUC program history during a 7-0 NJAC victory over Montclair State April 23. He put in a nine-inning complete game, striking out ten batters and walking four during the 7-0 victory.

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2015 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
Feb. 22: Connor Savage, Puget Sound (Hitter); Clayton Freimuth, Frostburg State (Pitcher)
March 8: Nick Bornhauser, Concordia (Hitter); Paul Henshaw, Kenyon (Pitcher)
March 15: Neal Krentz, Case Western Reserve (Hitter); Brandon Smalling, Earlham (Pitcher)
March 22: Jordan Nieman, Manchester (Hitter); Eric Morell, LaGrange (Pitcher)
March 29: Chase Burrow, Mary Hardin-Baylor (Hitter); Connor Alberhasky, Coe and Cason Adams, Texas-Tyler (Pitcher)
April 5: Donovan Pogue, Thomas More (Hitter); Nate Burns, Lancaster Bible (Pitcher)
April 12: Walker Breard, Cornell College (Hitter); Tyler Krolikowski, College of Mt. St. Vincent's (Pitcher)
April 19: Ban Sawyer, Alvernia and Conrad Ziemendorf, Cortland (Hitter); Conner Johnson, Castleton State (Pitcher)
April 26: Jeff Kammer, Webster (Hitter); Josh Outsen, St. Joseph's College (Pitcher)