DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
released the Pro-Line Cap National Player of the Week awards for
the period ending April 25, today.

Furman senior first baseman Case Cassedy was named National
Hitter of the Week, while Georgia junior righthander

Brooks Brown 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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helped the Paladins to a 3-1 record last week by hitting .611
(11-for-18) with nine extra-base hits, 11 RBI and six runs scored. The
senior first baseman, who had a 1.389 slugging percentage, opened the
week with a 2-for-4 performance against sixth-ranked Clemson, including
hitting the go-ahead two-run double in the seventh. Cassedy then doubled
three times (3-for-4) and scored two runs in Furman's 3-2 win at
Appalachian State on Saturday. After going 1-for-4 with a double and two
RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday, Cassedy became the
first Paladin since 2000 to hit for the cycle in the team's 17-11 win
over the Mountaineers. He finished the game 5-for-6 with four runs, a
career-high seven RBIs, a double, triple and a pair of home runs.

Brown, a junior from Portal, Ga., tossed a three-hit shutout with a
career-high 14 strikeouts in 3-0 win over Tennessee. He allowed just
three singles and two walks. After a leadoff walk in the first, followed
by a stolen base and an errant throw put the runner at third with nobody
out, he struck out the next two UT batters and retired the fourth

hitter to end the threat. This marked the first career complete game and
shutout. It also was the first Southeastern Conference complete-game
shutout by a Bulldog pitcher in 11 years.

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

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

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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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