Bradley, Sharp are NCBWA 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 March 5, 2023. Emory & Henry senior outfielder Tyler Bradley is the National Hitter of the Week and Shepherd sophomore hurler Trevor Sharp is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Bradley (Bessemer City, N.C. / Caldwell CC) led the Wasps to a 3-1 record last week, including a South Atlantic Conference (SAC) series win over No. 14 Wingate.  Bradley hit .500 for the week with a double, five home runs, 16 RBI, seven runs scored, and two stolen bases. He finished the week with a .556 on-base percentage and a 1.500 slugging percentage.

Sharp (Bunker Hill, W.Va. / Musselman) tossed a no-hitter in Shepherd's 5-0 victory over Lake Erie College on Saturday. He struck out ten batters and walked just two.  Sharp's no-hit effort was the first since 1996 and was the fourth in program history.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:

  • Atlantic: Matthew Williams, Millersville (Hitter); Trevor Sharp, Shepherd (Pitcher)
  • Central: Nixon Brannan, Pittsburg State (Hitter); Jake Hamilton, Oklahoma Baptist (Pitcher)
  • East: Liam Sears, Bentley (Hitter); Aaron Dona, St. Thomas Aquinas (Pitcher)
  • Midwest: Gino D’Alessio, Quincy (Hitter); Jake Karaba, Lewis (Pitcher)
  • South: Logan Fink, West Georgia (Hitter); Dalton Neuschwander, West Florida (Pitcher)
  • South Central: Adam Becker, West Texas A&M (Hitter); Luis Martinez, Texas A&M-Kingsville (Pitcher)
  • Southeast: Tyler Bradley, Emory & Henry (Hitter); Matthew Heard, North Georgia (Pitcher)
  • West: Erik Smelko, Cal State Dominguez Hills (Hitter); Justice Yamashita, Saint Martin’s (Pitcher)

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