April 14, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
St. Cloud State's Gregory, Colorado Mesa's Herdt honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on April 14. St. Cloud State senior designated hitter Reese Gregory is the National Hitter of the Week, while Colorado Mesa junior pitcher Tanner Herdt is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Gregory (St. Cloud, Minn.) batted .579 as the Huskies charted a 4-1 record last week. He also added 11 hits, 11 RBIs, three doubles and five homers for the Huskies in 19 at bats. In SCSU's 5-1 win over Minnesota State on April 6, Gregory posted two doubles and scored two runs al0ng with making 11 putouts at first. On April 9 in SCSU's 19-0 win over Upper Iowa, Gregory charted two homers, two runs and three RBIs. He also had a double and the Huskies' lone RBI in a 3-1 loss to UIU on April 9. He wrapped up his busy week at the plate on April 10 with one homer, three RBIs and two hits in SCSU's 13-10 win in game one vs. Upper Iowa. To end his week, Gregory pounded out two more HRs, four hits and scored three runs in SCSU's 14-4 win over Upper Iowa on April 10.

Herdt (Gilbert, Ariz.) pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout of CSU-Pueblo over the weekend. He limited the Pack to a first inning double while striking out 11 and walking just two.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Austin Edgette, Bloomsburg (Hitter); John Bentley, Shepherd (Pitcher)
Central: Reese Gregory, St. Cloud State (Hitter); Tyus Adkins, Upper Iowa (Pitcher)
East: Don Walsh, Post University (Hitter); Tim Vierhoff, Southern New Hampshire (Pitcher)
Midwest: David Jacob, Quincy (Hitter); Alex Shake, Lewis (Pitcher)
South: Garrett Hayes, West Georgia (Hitter); Ben Richardson, Florida Southern (Pitcher)
South Central: Logan Smith, Colorado Mines (Hitter); Tanner Herdt, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
Southeast: Cole Thompson, Augusta (Hitter); Kyle Schackne, Flagler (Pitcher)
West: Darren Honeysett, Central Washington (Hitter); Darrien Moran, Western Oregon (Pitcher)

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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)