DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
released the Pro-Line Cap National Player of the Week awards for
the period ending March 28, today.

Western Carolina junior first baseman Trey McDaniel was named
National Hitter of the Week, while Eastern Kentucky

freshman left-hander Christian Friedrich was named National
Pitcher of the Week. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each
Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday
throughout the season.

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five games last week McDaniel batted .733 (11-for-15) with three home
runs, 13 runs scored and 12 RBIs. The junior first baseman from West
Columbia, S.C., recorded a 1.400 slugging percentage and had an .840
on-base percentage. McDaniel drew nine walks on the week, including five
in Sunday's 20-10 win over Wofford and was also hit by a pitch. He
opened the week with a 3-for-5 outing with three RBIs in a win over
Hartford, then concluded the week by going 8-for-9 with nine runs and
eight RBIs in the Catamounts' three-game sweep of the Terriers.

Friedrich pitched the fifth no-hitter in Eastern Kentucky history in
a 1-0 shutout of Ohio Valley Conference opponent Morehead State. The
freshman right-hander from Evanston, Ill., faced just two batters over
the minimum, hitting one and walking the other while striking out 10 in
a seven-inning, complete-game effort.

With this week's honor, Friedrich automatically are named to the
watch list for Roger Clemens Award, given to the national collegiate
pitcher of the year, sponsored by the Greater Houston Baseball

The Fort Worth-based Pro-Line Cap Co. supplies the official cap to more
than 100 Division I college teams. This is the second season Pro-Line has
sponsored the NCBWA's Players of the Week. The sponsorship provides for
plaques to be awarded to each of the weekly winners and other promotional
consideration. For more information about Pro-Line, visit their Web site

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,

For more information on the Pro-Line Cap Players of the Week, contact
Mike Montoro at the
University of Southern Mississippi at 601-266-5947.

2006 Pro-Line Cap Players of the Week:

Feb. 14: Aaron Luna, Rice (Hitter); Nick Schmidt,
Arkansas (Pitcher)

· Feb. 21: Chris Swauger, The Citadel (Hitter);
Barry Enright, Pepperdine and Brad Furnish, TCU (Pitcher)

· Feb. 28: Kyle Russell, Texas (Hitter); Rodney
Brantley, Dallas Baptist (Pitcher)

· March 7: Luke Hopkins, New Mexico State (Hitter);
Joba Chamberlain, Nebraska (Pitcher)

· March 14: Chris Gradoville, Creighton (Hitter);
David Price, Vanderbilt (Pitcher)

· March 21: Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison (Hitter);
Daniel Best, Southern Miss and Miles Morgan, Texas Tech (Pitcher)

· March 28: Trey McDaniel, Western Carolina (Hitter);
Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky (Pitcher)

· April 4: Andy D'Alessio, Clemson (Hitter); Tim
Lincecum, Washington (Pitcher)

· April 11: Reid Fronk, North Carolina (Hitter);
Adam Ottavino, Northeastern (Pitcher)

· April 18: Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt (Hitter);
Mike Ballard, Virginia (Pitcher)

· April 25: Case Cassedy, Furman (Hitter); Brooks
Brown, Georgia (Pitcher)

· May 2: Emeel Salem, Alabama (Hitter); Bobby Blevins, LeMoyne (Pitcher)

· May 9: Jacob Dempsey, Winthrop (Hitter); Nick Jones, Oral Roberts (Pitcher)

· May 16: Josh Dew, Troy (Hitter); Brad Lincoln, Houston (Pitcher)

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