April 19, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mark Adkins
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Carroll's Hetherington, Spalding's Keating honored
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NCBWA NAMES DIVISION III
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (NCBWA) – Carroll University junior Ryan Hetherington and Spalding University junior Jimi Keating were named Division III National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 10-16.

Hetherington, an outfielder from Crystal Lake, Ill., batted .875 (7-for-8) with six runs, one double, two home runs, six RBI and a 1.750 slugging percentage for the Pioneers last week. The Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Hitter of the Week started both games of a double header against North Central on April 15 as he went 3-for-4 with two runs in a 7-2 loss in game one. In game two, he was 4-for-4 with four runs, six RBI and two home runs in a 17-7 victory.

Keating, a right-handed starter from Bardstown, Ky., led the Golden Eagles to a 1-0 win over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power Webster University April 15. The SLIAC Pitcher of the Week worked nine scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while striking out 13 and walking only one batter.

Honorable Mention Hitters: Anthony Crowley (So., OF, Westfield State): Batted .625 (10-16) with a double, three triples, two home runs, 10 runs scored and 12 RBI with a .714 on-base percentage and 1.438 slug­ging percentage in a 5-0 week for the Owls. Went 3-for-3 with a triple, RBI and three runs scored in the 11-0 win over Framingham State and drew three walks with a run scored and two stolen bases in the game two 7-1 win over Framingham State. Went 4-for-4 with a double, home run and six RBI in the 18-1 win over Elms College and 2-for-4 with a triple, home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the 10-3 victory over Coast Guard; Chris Common (So., OF, Pitt-Greensburg): Put together an impressive week at the plate, batting .579, with three home runs, 15 RBI, and five extra base-hits. Common hit for the cycle in the first game of the doubleheader against Chatham, driving in seven RBI, which ranks second most in UPG history for RBI in a single game. He ended the week slugging a walk-off home run to give Pitt-Greensburg the comeback 6-5 win over Penn State Behrend, which was the first sweep for the Bobcats over the Lions since 2004.

Honorable Mention Pitchers: Caleb Boushley (Sr., RHP, UW-La Crosse): Improved to 4-2 on the season after earning a 5-0 win at Wis.-Oshkosh on April 13. He pitched his fourth complete-game of the season, going 9.0 innings, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out a career-high 12. It was his second career shutout. With the win, Boushley increased his career mark to 19-4 and tied the program record of 19 victories held by Ben Cejka (2012-15);
Brad Margolin (Sr., RHP, Washington [Mo.]): Tossed a two-hit shutout with one walk and five strikeouts to lead the Bears to a 1-0 win over host Case Western Reserve University in the first game of a four-game series. The shutout was his second consecutive in UAA play and raised his season record to 6-0, while recording his 20th career win.

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2017 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
• Week ending March 5: Ben Buerkle, St. Mary's (Minn.) (Hitter); Paul Wetmore, Western New England (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 12: Kyle Wenger, Delaware Valley (Hitter); Peter Maybach, Salve Regina (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 19: Austin Ledin, Bethel (Hitter); R.J. Brown, St. Mary's (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 26: Chad Schultz, Manchester (Hitter); Jonathon Stepp, Blackburn (Pitcher)
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Week ending April 2: Zach Gartner, East Texas Baptist (Hitter); Dan Williams, Stevenson (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 9: Pat Mollo, Illinois Wesleyan (Hitter); Cole Change, Macalester (Pitcher)Week ending April 16: Ryan Hetherington, Carroll (Hitter); Jimi Keating, Spalding (Pitcher)
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