March 10, 2021
For Immediate Release
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 Colorado Mesa's McGeary, Pitt-Johnstown's Heid 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 March 7. Colorado Mesa sophomore catcher/designated hitter Haydn McGeary is the National Hitter of the Week and Pitt-Johnstown senior Dylan Heid is the National Pitcher of the Week.

McGeary (Peoria, Ariz./Thunderbird HS) had a monster week during Colorado Mesa’s mini two-game sweep of Adams State. McGeary hit .700 (7-for-10) with five of his seven hits going for extra bases. Not only that, he drove in 16 runs, including nine in Sunday’s victory. McGeary’s OPS in the two games was 2.436 and he slugged over 1.556.

Heid (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) threw a no-hitter in Saturday’s 2021 season-opener against West Liberty (W.Va.) earning him Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Pitcher of the Week honors. A righty, Heid fanned 13 in the seven-inning, 1-0 victory. Heid faced 24 hitters, walked three and hit one in 93 pitches.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Luke Trainer, Millersville (Pa.) (Hitter); Dylan Heid, Pitt-Johnstown (Pitcher)
• Central: Seth Morrow, Southeastern Oklahoma State (Hitter); Jake Barton, Emporia State (Pitcher)
• East: Efrain Santiago, Thomas Jefferson (Hitter); Jack Galligan, Thomas Jefferson (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Garett Robberts, Ashland (Hitter); Drew Pierce, Trevecca Nazarene (Pitcher)
• South: Raul Quintero, Florida Tech (Hitter); Evan Floyd, West Florida (Pitcher)
• South Central: Haydn McGeary, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Zach De La Garza, St. Mary’s (Texas) (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Marek Chlup, North Greenville (Hitter); Brody McCullough, Wingate (Pitcher)
• West: Daniel Cipriano, Montana State Billings (Hitter); Matthew Sanchez, Academy of Art (Pitcher)

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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)