Feb. 24, 2016
For Immediate Release
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Georgia College's Cook, Fairmont State's Johnson honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION II
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on March 22. Georgia College and State University senior infielder Dylan Cook is the National Hitter of the Week, while Fairmont State senior pitcher Logan Johnson is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Cook (Portola Valley, Calif.) had a monster week hitting .579 with four home runs and a 1.316 slugging percentage in four games for the Bobcats. In a three-game series at Montevallo, the senior hit .538 with a 1.308 slugging percentage. He cranked four home runs in his four games, three of those against Montevallo with 10 total RBIs. He opened up with a 4-for-6 effort against Clark Atlanta, then collected hits in all three games against the Falcons. In the series finale, he went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI, he also had two RBI in the first game of the series. Cook also excelled in the field with no errors in 19 chances at second base with one double play turned.

Johnson (Charles Town, W.Va.) threw a complete game, no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Caldwell going nine innings, walking one and fanning three in the shutout win as he faced 27 batters. Johnson then pitched 0.2 innings of relief in a 7-5 win at West Virginia Wesleyan allowing one hit in three at bats.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Daniel Heleine, Shepherd (Hitter); Logan Johnson, Fairmont State (Pitcher)
• Central: Corey Wood, Arkansas-Monticello (Hitter); Carson McPherson, Oklahoma Baptist (Pitcher)
• East: Jay Jabs, Franklin Pierce (Hitter); PJ Browne, Merrimack (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Lee Sonseller, Ohio Dominican (Hitter); Tyler Whitlatch, Malone (Pitcher)
• South: Alex Mata, Saint Leo (Hitter); Alex Mateo, Nova Southeastern (Pitcher)
• South Central: Oliver Jackson, Colorado State-Pueblo (Hitter); Ty Miles, St. Mary’s (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Dylan Cook, Georgia College (Hitter); Tristan Jones, Augusta (Pitcher)
• West: Tanner Morache, Dixie State (Hitter); Tyler Wells, Cal State-San Bernardino (Pitcher)

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.

2016 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Week ending Feb. 16: Brett Wilhelm, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Brooks Trujillo, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
• Week ending Feb. 23: Andrew Vogelbaugh, Pittsburg State (Hitter); Guillaume Blanchette, Lubbock Christian (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 1: Blaise Warrick, Arkansas-Fort Smith (Hitter); Ben Criscuolo, Southern New Hampshire (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 8: Matt Piatt, Tampa (Hitter); Mark Delas, Findlay (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 15: Troy Sieber, St. Leo University (Hitter); Robbie Gordon, Maryville (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 22: Dylan Cook, Georgia College (Hitter); Logan Johnson, Fairmont State (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 29: Chance Bowden, Catawba (Hitter); Greg Stagani, West Liberty (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 5: Zach Hoffmann, St. Cloud State (Hitter); Placido Torres, Tusculum (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 12: Reese Gregory, St. Cloud State (Hitter); Tanner Herdt, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 19: J.P Sorma, Ashland (Hitter); Mason Mayberry, Findlay (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 26: Alex Wojciechowski, Minnesota-Duluth (Hitter); Alex Kelley, Francis Marion (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 3: Aaron Krier, Wayne State (Hitter); Nikko Pablo, Northwest Missouri State (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 10: Cale Giddings, Lake Erie (Hitter); Colin Gossard, Findlay (Pitcher)

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