May 12, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
Seton Hill's Pellis, Quincy's Martin honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on May 9, 2021. Seton Hill graduate outfielder Tommy Pellis is the National Hitter of the Week and Quincy senior lefty Riley Martin is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Pellis (Greensburg, Pa.) led the Griffins at the plate as SHU went 6-0 on the week to close out PSAC West play. Pellis was 11-24 (.458) with 10 runs scored. He hit six homers and drove in 11. He slugged 1.208 for the week and hit two dingers in game one at Slippery Rock. He then homered twice in an extra inning win at Pitt-Johnstown, including the game winner in the top of the ninth inning.

Martin (Salem, Ill. / Salem HS) struck out 19 batters in seven innings to earn the win against No. 4 Illinois-Springfield. He broke Quincy’s single-game record for strikeouts, as well as the program’s all-time strikeout mark. Martin limited the Prairie Stars, who ranked second in DII in batting average, to .125 hitting while earning his GLVC-leading ninth victory of the season.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Tommy Pellis, Seton Hill (Hitter); Hunter DePrimo, Mansfield (Pitcher)
• Central: Trace Maddux, Arkansas Tech (Hitter); Patrick Miner, Arkansas Tech (Pitcher)
• East: Connor Megginson, Goldey-Beacom College (Hitter); Jack Choate, Assumption (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Shawn Wallwork, Trevecca Nazarene (Hitter); Riley Martin, Quincy (Pitcher)
• South: Adan Fernandez, Nova Southeastern (Hitter); Jimmy Burnette, Saint Leo (Pitcher)
• South Central: Matt McDermott, UCCS (Hitter); Rodney Gregg, Colorado School of Mines (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Crews Taylor, North Georgia, (Hitter); Pierce Williams, North Georgia (Pitcher)
• West: Aaron Roose, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Larson Kindreich, Biola (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)