April 14, 2021
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Truman State's Carter, Mary's Draheim 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 11, 2021. Truman State senior outfielder Kory Carter is the National Hitter of the Week and University of Mary sophomore pitcher Jonathan Draheim is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Carter (St. Charles, Mo. / Lutheran-St. Charles HS) slashed .625/.625/1.563 to earn Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week honors. He set new multiple career-highs with four hits, two home runs, and four RBIs. Carter tallied seven extra-base hits for the week, including four home runs, and three doubles. He recorded ten RBI and scored nine runs in a four-game series against William Jewell.

Draheim (Jordan, Minn. / Jordan HS) tossed the fourth no-hitter in UMary program history in a 4-0 victory over Upper Iowa. He fanned five in the seven-inning complete game. Draheim pitched six perfect innings to finish the game and now is 4-0 in four starts and three complete games this season. He earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week honors for his efforts against the Peacocks.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Brandon Wetherholt, Gannon (Hitter); Colt Webb, Charleston (W.Va.) (Pitcher)
Central: Dusty Stroup, Central Missouri (Hitter); Jonathan Draheim, University of Mary (Pitcher)
East: Quintin Ivy, Wilmington (Del.) (Hitter); Jeffrey Praml, Southern New Hampshire (Pitcher)
Midwest: Kory Carter, Truman State (Hitter); Cal Djuraskovic, Davenport (Pitcher)
South: Tyler Epstein, Nova Southeastern (Hitter); Jonathan Pintaro, Shorter (Pitcher)
South Central: Luis Navarro, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Andrew Morris, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
Southeast: Isaac Bouton, Columbus State (Hitter); Brody McCullough, Wingate (Pitcher)
West: Zach Berryman, Central Washington (Hitter); Cole Spear, Concordia-Irvine (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.

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)