May 3, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Rockford's Rowe, SUNY-Old Westbury's Reyes honored

DALLAS (NCBWA) Slugging outfielder Tim Rowe of Rockford College and stingy right-hander Peter Reyes of the State University of New York-Old Westbury have been named the NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for April 23-29, the ninth and next-to-last week of the season for national honors, as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Rowe, a senior from Eden, Wis., led Rockford's offense to a 7-0 week, including wins over Wisconsin Lutheran, Concordia-Wisconsin, and Lakeland. On the week, Rowe hit .565 (13-23), scored 12 runs, and tallied 20 RBI. Of his 13 hits, four were doubles and six were home runs. He scored at least one run in each game, had at least one RBI in six games, and had two multi-homer games (two in game one against WLC and three in the second game against Lakeland on Sunday). Rowe hit a game-winning double against Concordia-Wisconsin on Saturday, and also hit the eventual game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Regents a 13-11 lead over Lakeland on Sunday. He was named the Northern Athletics Conference Player of the Week.

Reyes, a senior from Brentwood, N.Y., went 2-0 while surrendering no runs and just three hits in 10 innings of work. He struck out 11 and walked just one. He was credited with a win against Baruch with one inning of one-hit ball in a game in which seven different hurlers pitched, striking out two, then threw a nine-inning complete-game two-hitter to defeat Centenary (N.J.) 1-0 on Saturday. He fanned nine while walking only one. He is now 5-1 with a 2.85 ERA on the season. Reyes was named the Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable mention hitters: John Mentzer (Lebanon Valley) - .600 (12-20), 2 2b, 1 hr, 5 runs, 16 RBI, .850 slg pct.; Storm Gram (Wisconsin-La Crosse) - .680 (17-25), 5 2b, 1 hr, 10 runs, 9 RBI, 1.000 slg pct.; Brad Woznisky (Wilkes) - .500 (6-12), 2 2b, 2 hr, 6 runs, 7 RBI, 1.167 slg pct.; Adam Sandt (Stevens Tech) - .688 (11-16), 1 2b, 1 hr, 8 runs, 8 RBI, .938 slg pct.; Andy Shields (Washington MO) - .550 (11-20), 2 2b, 2 hr, 7 runs, 8 RBI, .950 slg pct.; Scott Tarnowski (Manchester) - .600 (9-15), 1 2b, 3 hr, 6 runs, 8 RBI, 3 steals, 1.267 slg pct.; Dean Laganosky (Haverford) - .727 (8-11), 2 2b, 2 hr, 4 runs, 3 RBI, 4 steals, 1.455 slg pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: Adam Brown (Ithaca) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 2 hits, 2 strikeouts; Ronnie Wentz (DeSales) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12.0 ip, 9 hits, 10 strikeouts; Ian Ganzer (Emory) - 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 12.1 ip, 5 hits, 14 strikeouts; Andy Shields (St. Louis MO) - 2-0, 2.25 ERA, 16.0 ip, 12 hits, 14 strikeouts; Shawn Gilblair (Eastern Connecticut) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 4 hits, 12 strikeouts; John Castronova (Haverford) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8.0 ip, 3 hits, 2 strikeouts; (Lonnie Robinson (St. Thomas MN) - 1-0, 0.90 ERA, 10.0 ip, 7 hits, 8 strikeouts; Josh Hunter (Moravian) - 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.0 ip, 3 hits, 6 strikeouts.

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2007 NCBWA Division III Players of the Week:
March 8: Jake Shandri, Wartburg (Hitter); Bill Dictus, Edgewood (Pitcher)
March 15: Pete Moore, Moravian (Hitter); Lee Boyse, Coe (Pitcher)
March 22: Rob Sumner, New Jersey City (Hitter); Jake Dennstedt, SUNY-Brockport (Pitcher)
March 29: Jake Shandri, Wartburg (Hitter); Xander Jones, Ohio Wesleyan (Pitcher)
April 5: Richard Hurd, Rhodes; Don Reinertsen, William Paterson; Kyle Sherman, Ohio Wesleyan (Hitter); Kyle Wewe, Thomas More (Pitcher)
April 12: Josh Cardoso, Rhode Island College (Hitter); Bob Buskett, College of New Jersey (Pitcher)
April 19: Adam Evanoff, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Hitter); Sam Heaps, Elizabethtown College (Pitcher)
April 26: Jimmy Fernandez, Allegheny (Hitter); Tim Kiely, Trinity (Pitcher)
May 3: Tim Rowe, Rockford College (Hitter); Peter Reyes, SUNY-Old Westbury (Pitcher)
May 10: Tommy Schmidt, Lawrence (Hitter); Fabian Gomez, Rockford College (Pitcher)