April 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
Penn State's Guers, Seton Hall's McCarthy honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 17. Penn State senior outfielder Greg Guers was named National Hitter of the Week, while Seton Hall sophomore right-handed pitcher Shane McCarthy was named National Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

One of the hottest hitters in the country, Guers batted .765 for the week, making just four outs in four games going 13-for-17 with eight RBI, a home run, two doubles and five stolen bases. He also added two walks for a .789 on-base percentage. He opened the week by reaching base in all five plate appearances against Bucknell Wednesday, going 4-for-4 to set a new career high for hits, while adding a season-high four RBIs, two runs and a walk.

Guers then went 9-for-13 at Northwestern with three-straight three-hit games. He had back-to-back 3-for-4 games to open the series, adding two doubles and two RBIs in the second contest. In the finale, he went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, double, three runs scored and three stolen bases.

McCarthy turned in an absolutely dominant outing on April 15 as the right-hander tossed the first perfect game in Seton Hall history in the Pirates' 10-0 victory over LIU-Brooklyn. The performance was the fourth complete-game shutout of his career, and second of the season. He also struck out eight batters in an effort that took only 88 pitches. The perfect game is only the 27th in NCAA history since perfect game records started being kept in 1957. McCarthy improved to 4-3 on the season and lowered his earned run average to 2.64.

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For more information on the NCBWA Division I National Players of the Week, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro at West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

2016 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Feb. 21: Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt (Hitter); Zach Muckenhirn, North Dakota (Pitcher)
Feb. 28: Brandon Gutzler, Murray State (Hitter); Logan Shore, Florida (Pitcher)
March 6: Darik Hall, Dallas Baptist (Hitter); Lucas Humpal, Texas State (Pitcher)
March 13: Joe Cronin, Boston College (Hitter); Jesse Scholtens, Wright State (Pitcher)
March 20: John Jones, South Carolina (Hitter); Seth Romero, Houston (Pitcher)
March 27: Tyler Chadwick, Coastal Carolina (Hitter); Ryan Hingst, Arizona State (Pitcher)
April 5: Tanner Kirwer, Niagara (Hitter); Andrew Wantz, UNCG (Pitcher)
April 12: Michael Davis, Texas Tech (Hitter); Zac Gallen, North Carolina (Pitcher)
April 19: Greg Guers, Penn State (Hitter); Shane McCarthy, Seton Hall (Pitcher)
April 26: Logan Gray, Austin Peay (Hitter); Cody Sedlock, Illinois (Pitcher)
May 3: J.B Woodman, Ole Miss (Hitter); Chad Donato, West Virginia (Pitcher)
May 10: Brandon Soat, IPFW (Hitter); Kyle Simonds, Texas A&M (Pitcher)
May 17: Blake Benefield, Middle Tennessee (Hitter); Eric Lauer, Kent State (Pitcher)
May 24: Dillon Cooper, Alabama State (Hitter); Sam Perez, Missouri State (Pitcher)

2016 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
February: Taylor Braley, Southern Miss (Hitter); Brendon McKay, Lousiville (Pitcher)
March: Seth Beer, Clemson (Hitter); Seth Romero, Houston and Clarke Schmidt, South Carolina (Pitcher)
April: Hunter Melton, Texas A&M (Hitter); Will Hibbs, Lamar (Pitcher)
May: Daniel Johnson, New Mexico State (Hitter); Dakota Hudson, Mississippi State (Pitcher)