April 3, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
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Azusa Pacific's Robles, Western Oregon's Roth 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 April 1. Azusa Pacific freshman third baseman Tido Robles is the National Hitter of the Week, and Western Oregon junior pitcher Alex Roth is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Robles (Paramount, Calif./St. John Bosco HS) hit a grand slam and two 3-run home runs, along with a solo shot, to lead Azusa Pacific to a series win over Biola. He led Cougar offense, which scored 50 runs in the four-game series.

Roth (Peoria, Ariz./Mountain Ridge HS) set a school-record and tied the Great Northwest Athletic Conference record for strikeouts in a single game with 15 in a 3-0 shutout of Saint Martin's.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Syeed Mahdi, Shepherd (Hitter); Matthew Minnick, Mercyhurst (Pitcher)
Central: Emmett Kulick, Upper Iowa (Hitter); John Bezdicek, Southwest Minnesota State (Pitcher)
East: Thomas Joyce, Merrimack (Hitter); Cam Monagle, Merrimack (Pitcher)
Midwest: Todd Sekowski, Alderson Broaddus (Hitter); Nick Nebout, Walsh (Pitcher)
South: Andrew Williamson, Valdosta State (Hitter); Cole Waites, West Alabama (Pitcher)
South Central: Andrew Pratt, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Zach Dixon, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
Southeast: Wesley Wommack, Georgia College, Chowan (Hitter); Quinton Driggers, Newberry (Pitcher)
West: Tido Robles, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Alex Roth, Western Oregon (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.

2019 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
Week ending Feb. 17: John Michael Faile, North Greenville (Hitter); Will Bausinger, Missouri Southern State (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 24: Matt Chamberlain, New Haven (Hitter); Cooper Cain, Valdosta State (Pitcher)
Week ending March 3: Zavier Lushington, Young Harris (Hitter); Jack Eisenbarger, Rockhurst (Pitcher)
Week ending March 10: Jacob Teter, Florida Southern (Hitter); Grant Larson, Chico State (Pitcher)
Week ending March 17: Matt Malkin, MSU Denver (Hitter); Charles Hall, Tusculum (Pitcher)
Week ending March 24: Marquise Lanier, Chowan (Hitter); Savontae Williams, Tuskegee (Pitcher)
Week ending March 31: Tido Robles, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Alex Roth, Western Oregon (Pitcher)
Week ending April 7: Trevor Kehe, Colorado School of Mines (Hitter); Max Bain, Northwood (Pitcher)
Week ending April 14: Josh Elvir, Angelo State (Hitter); Colby Shimmel, Barton (Pitcher)
Week ending April 21: Max Troiani, Bentley (Hitter); Hayden Jaco, Cameron (Pitcher)
Week ending April 28: Neil Fischer, Lindenwood (Hitter); Tyler Garbee, Mercyhurst (Pitcher)
Week ending May 5: Auggie Francis, New Mexico Highlands (Hitter); Deven Judy, Gannon (Pitcher)