DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
released the Pro-Line Cap National Player of the Week awards for
the period ending May 9, today.

Pro-Line Cap: The Choice of Champions.
senior outfielder Jacob Dempsey was named National Hitter of the
Week, while Oral Roberts' senior right-handed pitcher Nick Jones
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.

Dempsey hit .588 (10-17) in four
games last week with four doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI to lead the
nationally-ranked Winthrop Eagles to a 4-0 week, including a three-game
sweep over Charleston Southern to reclaim first-place in the Big South
standings. The Chesapeake, Va., native turned in three multi-hit games,
including a season-best 4-for-5, six RBI performance in Friday's 23-6
win at CSU. He hit a three-run homer and notched two doubles in that
game, and his six runs batted in were the most driven by an Eagle batter
this season. Dempsey drove in five runs in Sunday's come-from-behind
win, including a grand slam, to give Winthrop the lead for good. He
added three hits (two doubles) and two RBI in a mid-week tilt against
The Citadel, and finished the week with nine runs scored, three walks, a
stolen base and a 1.176 slugging percentage.

Jones, a native of Broken Arrow,
Okla., fired the seventh no-hitter in school history, shutting down
Mid-Continent Conference rival Chicago State. The senior fanned nine
batters and walked just one in a complete game effort in ORU's 9-0 win
Sunday. Jones faced the minimum 21 batters and threw just 79 pitches. He
is now 3-0 in conference play with a 0.89 earned run average.

With this week's honor, Jones
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

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college
baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of
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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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