April 5, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
Arizona State's Bishop, Louisville's Detmers honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has named Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop its National Player of the Month and Louisville starting pitcher Reid Detmers its National Pitcher of the Month for March, it was announced on Friday.

Bishop, a native of Palo Alto, Calif., slugged 14 homers during an 18-game month in March, batting .443 (31-for-70) with 30 runs, five doubles, two triples and 33 RBI. He drew 19 walks and struck out 15 times, sporting seven steals and a 1.74 OPS. A 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior, he was named Pac-12 Player of the Week three times in four weeks over March. On the year, Bishop leads the nation in homers (16), while hitting .417 (43-for-103) with nine doubles, two triples, 41 RBI and 10 steals, totaling a 1.562 OPS. He also leads the nation in RBI, total bases (104) and slugging percentage (1.010), while pacing the Pac-12 in average (.417).

A native of Chatham, Ill., Detmers posted a 4-1 record with a 0.98 ERA over his five starts in March, tossing 36.2 innings, allowing 20 hits and just four runs, walking only four and fanning 62. Opponents hit .155 off Detmers in March. During his sophomore season, Detmers has posted a 5-1 record and a 0.92 ERA in his first seven starts. He has worked 48.2 innings - allowing just 245 hits, five runs and eight walks, - striking out 76 and holding foes to a .143 average. As a freshman in 2018, Detmers went 4-2 in 18 games and eight starts, walking 34 and striking out 69 in 55.2 innings.

This marks the fourth consecutive year that the NCBWA has honored a player and pitcher of the month. Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association's official Web site, ncbwa.com.

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

2019 NCBWA Division I Players of the Week:
Week ending Feb. 17: Austin Martin, Vanderbilt (Hitter); Grant Judkins, Iowa (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 24: Thomas Dillard, Ole Miss (Hitter); Tommy Henry, Michigan (Pitcher)
Week ending March 3: Harrison Freed, Butler and TJ Hopkins, South Carolina (Hitter); Tanner Burns, Auburn (Pitcher)
Week ending March 10: Cameron Warren, Texas Tech (Hitter); Jake Kuchmaner, East Carolina and Chris Gerard, Virginia Tech (Pitcher)
Week ending March 17: Chris Lanzilli, Wake Forest (Hitter); Jake Kuchmaner, East Carolina (Pitcher)
Week ending March 24: Tristan Peterson, New Mexico State (Hitter); Connor Thomas, Georgia Tech (Pitcher)
Week ending March 31: Jake Sanford, WKU (Hitter); Zach Thompson, Kentucky (Pitcher)
Week ending April 7: Kody Hoese, Tulane (Hitter); Alek Manoah, West Virginia (Pitcher)
Week ending April 14: Spencer Steer, Oregon (Hitter); Cody Luther, Saint Louis and Ryan Shreve, Pacific (Pitcher)
Week ending April 21: Logan Wyatt, Louisville (Hitter); Alek Manoah, West Virginia (Pitcher)
Week ending April 28: Keaton Smith, Nevada (Hitter); Ryan Garcia, UCLA (Pitcher)
Week ending May 5: Chase Smartt, Troy (Hitter); Andy Fisher, Illinois (Pitcher)
Week ending May 12: Bryce Ball, Dallas Baptist (Hitter); Micah Kaczor, East Tennessee State (Pitcher)
Week ending May 19: Andrew Daschbach, Stanford (Hitter); Seth Lonsway, Ohio State (Pitcher)

2019 NCBWA Division I Players of the Month:
February: Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State (Player); John Doxakis, Texas A&M (Pitcher)
March: Hunter Bishop, Arizona State (Player); Reid Detmers, Louisville (Pitcher)
April: Adley Rutschman, Oregon State (Player); Alek Manoah, West Virginia (Pitcher)