June 3, 2006
For Immediate Release
Contact: Russ Anderson
College of New Jersey's Haran, Marietta's Eisenberg honored by association

DALLAS (NCBWA) College of New Jersey catcher Gerard Haran (Jr., Old Bridge, N.J.) has been named 2006 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association NCAA Division III Position Player of the Year, while Mike Eisenberg from Marietta College (Jr., Coral Gables, Fla.) was named NCBWA NCAA Division III Pitcher of the Year.

Haran, an American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America and the New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year, batted .429 with 64 runs scored, 21 doubles, 14 home runs, 64 RBI, an .859 slugging percentage and a .559 on-base percentage.

Eisenberg, also an ABCA first-team All-America, was named first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference with an 11-2 record, a 1.36 earned run average, eight complete games and 115 strikeouts in 99.0 innings pitched. Opponents batted .171 against him. He walked 2.73 batters per nine innings and struck out 10.45 batters per nine innings.

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For more information on the NCBWA Division III Players of the Year, contact Russ Anderson at Conference USA at 214-774-1351.