Feb. 17, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
North Georgia's Eeles, Morrison honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its initial 2021 NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on Feb. 14. University of North Georgia senior outfielder Brady Eeles is the National Hitter of the Week and redshirt junior teammate Parker Morrison is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Eeles (Dallas, Ga./Cornerstone) produced in all three wins against USC Aiken over the weekend. He hit .667 with a 1.083 slugging percentage, while collecting multiple hits in all three games, including a two-for-four effort in the opener with a double, homer and two RBI. He went three-for-four in game two and again in game three, adding another double and driving in four. Eeles collected six total RBI for the week with three runs scored and struck out only once in 12 at bats.

Morrison (Cumming, Ga./Forsyth Central) tossed his second straight complete-game shutout on Feb. 12 versus USC Aiken. Morrison went the distance in the second game in the series, allowing just four hits and no runs with two walks and ten strikeouts. He got stronger as the game went on, retiring the final 13 batters in a row to finish the game, five of those via strikeout with no Pacer advancing past second base. Morrison has now pitched 18 shutout innings this season and leads the PBC in ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: No nominees
Central: Brett McGee, Southern Arkansas (Hitter); Hayes Cox, Arkansas Tech (Pitcher)
East: No nominees
Midwest: No nominees
South: Austin Zeitler, Union (Tenn.) (Hitter); Logan Workman, Lee (Pitcher)
South Central: Ryan Johnson, West Texas A&M (Hitter); Mathieu Gauthier, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
Southeast: Brady Eeles, North Georgia (Hitter); Parker Morrison, North Georgia (Pitcher)
West: No nominees

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2021 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
Week ending Feb. 14: Brady Eeles, North Georgia (Hitter); Parker Morrison, North Georgia (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 21: Tucker Greer, Young Harris (Hitter); Andrew Patrick, Lenoir-Rhyne (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 28: Ethan Baucom, UNC Pembroke (Hitter); Taylor Boisclair, Shorter (Pitcher)
Week ending March 7: Haydn McGeary, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Dylan Heid, Pitt-Johnstown (Pitcher)
Week ending March 14: Connor Hamilton, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Tucker Smith, Georgia Southwestern (Pitcher)
Week ending March 21: Ben Werkheiser, Shippensburg (Hitter); Logan Workman, Lee (Pitcher)
Week ending March 28: Jonathan Martin, Georgia Southwestern (Hitter); Cade Crader, MSU Denver (Pitcher)
Week ending April 4: Dusty Stroup, Central Missouri (Hitter); Austin DeRosa, Mercy (Pitcher)
Week ending April 11: Kory Carter, Truman State (Hitter); Jonathan Draheim, Mary (Pitcher)
Week ending April 18: Chris Iazzetta, Wheeling (Hitter); Joe Vail, Le Moyne (Pitcher)
Week ending April 25: Nikko Calabro, Drury (Hitter); Chad Saner, Illinois-Springfield (Pitcher)
Week ending May 2: Blayze Arcano, Western Oregon (Hitter); Ryan Jares, Augustana, S.D. (Pitcher)
Week ending May 9: Tommy Pellis, Seton Hill (Hitter); Riley Martin, Quincy (Pitcher)
Week ending May 16: Aaron Walters, Angelo State (Hitter); Andrew Morris, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)