May 10, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Blair Cash
Lawrence's Schmidt, Rockford's Gomez honored

DALLAS (NCBWA) – A blistering .750 week for Tommy Schmidt of Lawrence University and 15 innings without allowing an earned run by Fabian Gomez of Rockford College have earned them the NCAA Division III National Hitter and Pitcher of the Week for April 30-May 6, the 10th and final week of the season for national honors, as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Schmidt, a sophomore first baseman from Two Rivers, Wisc., was 12-for-16 with three doubles, two homers and nine RBI in four games against Carroll. He scored eight runs, compiled a .789 on-base percentage, and a 1.313 slugging percentage. He started his week by going 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI in Lawrence ’s 10-0 series-opening victory. He also went 1-for-2 in the nightcap of that doubleheader, a 4-3 Lawrence win. In game three of the series, a 15-14 Lawrence win, he went 2-for-5 with a double and three runs scored. In the series finale, he tied the school record for hits in a game by going 5-for-5 with a double, a homer, three runs scored and six RBI. He raised his average on the season to .333. Schmidt was the Midwest Conference Performer of the Week.

Gomez, a senior southpaw from Las Cruces , N.M. , went six innings in a relief appearance against #22 Illinois Wesleyan University and threw a nine-inning shutout at Concordia University-Chicago. Against IWU, he recorded eight strikeouts and allowed only two hits. In the CUC game, which clinched the Northern Athletic Conference championship, he threw his fifth complete game of the season, allowing only six hits while adding seven strikeouts. He did not allow a single earned run during his 15 innings last week. Gomez was the Northern Athletics Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Honorable mention hitters: Matt Pexa (St. Thomas MN) - .555 (5-9), 1 2b, 3 hr, 4 runs, 9 RBI, 2 steals, 1.677 slg pct.; Blake Bullis (College of New Jersey) - .455 (10-22), 1 3b, 1 hr, 6 runs, 8 RBI, 5 steals, .636 slg pct.; Chad Ulogar (Thiel) - .563 (9-16), 1 2b, 2 hr, 5 runs, 9 RBI, 1.000 slg pct.; Geoff Dornes (Rochester Tech) - .560 (14-25), 1 2b, 7 runs, 7 RBI, .600 slg pct.; Eric Wetzel (Wilkes) - .555 (5-9), 2 hr, 4 runs, 7 RBI, 1.222 slg pct.

Honorable mention pitchers: Sean Ring (Ohio Wesleyan) - 1-0, 1.17 ERA, 7.2 ip, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts; Adam Johnson (St. John’s MN) - 1-0 0.00 ERA, 7.0 ip, 5 hits, 5 strikeouts; Brett Mahan (Central IA) - 2-0, 1.93 ERA, 14.0 ip, 11 hits, 7 strikeouts; Tom Buckler (Wilkes) - 2-0, 1.64 ERA, 11.0 ip, 7 hits, 5 strikeouts; Luke Wissbroecker (St. Norbert) - 0.00 ERA, 6.1 ip, 1 hit, 3 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)