March 31, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
Lubbock Christian’s Rogers and California Baptist’s King honored
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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 29. Lubbock Christian senior designated hitter Ryan Rogers is the National Hitter of the Week, while California Baptist junior pitcher Garett King is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Rogers (Littlefield, Texas/Littlefield HS), helped LCU to a 4-0, which included a 3-0 Heartland Conference sweep over St. Mary's with a team that offensively generated 53 runs in the four games on the week. The junior hit .706 (12-of-17) with two doubles, five runs and seven RBI. He had multi-hit performances in all four games, including a pair of four-hit contests. Rogers went 4-of-6 in at bats with the bases loaded and 6-for-8 in at bats with runners in scoring position. He produced an RBI in three of the four games, including a 4-RBI performance in LCU's final game of the StMU series. Rogers had a .750 on base percentage and a .824 slugging mark on the week.

King (Anaheim Hills, Calif./Nebraska) earned his second weekly conference honor with a historic performance against Academy of Art. He threw a nine-inning no-hitter with 15 strikeouts, setting CBU NCAA records with both milestones. He threw 92 pitches and faced the minimum 27 batters, with two runners reaching base on a hit-by-pitch and a dropped third strike. King never had a 3-2 count and faced only one 2-2 count in the game. He is 4-1 with a 2.68 ERA and is second in the PacWest with strikeouts.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: John Koon, West Virginia Wesleyan (Hitter); Eli Nabholz, Millersville (Pitcher)
• Central: Kris Ashland, Augustana (S.D.) (Hitter); Bryant Haralson, Henderson State (Pitcher)
• East: John Stanton, Southern New Hampshire (Hitter); Frankie Moscatiello, St. Thomas Aquinas (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Tanner Hudson, Missouri-St. Louis (Hitter); Roscoe Blackburn, Malone (Pitcher)
• South: Clay Casey, Delta State (Hitter); Rob Gustitus, Lee (Pitcher)
• South Central: Ryan Rogers, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Hayden Harvey, Arkansas-Fort Smith (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Jarratt Mobley, North Carolina-Pembroke (Hitter); Evan Estridge, Newberry (Pitcher)
• West: Billy King, Northwest Nazarene (Hitter); Garett King, California Baptist (Pitcher)

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2017 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
• Week ending Feb. 22: J.D. Osbourne, Tampa (Hitter); Donovan Armas, Lynn (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 1: Jake Walters, Quincy (Hitter); Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 8: J.D. Osbourne, Tampa (Hitter); Trevor Abshire, Point Loma Nazarene (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 15: Adrian Tovalin, Azusa Pacific (Hitter); Joshua Payne, West Texas A&M (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 22: Andrew Webster, Barton (Hitter); Gus Varland, Concordia-St. Paul (Pitcher)
• Week ending March 29: Ryan Rogers, Lubbock Christian (Hitter); Garett King, California Baptist (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 4: Tyler Walters, Slippery Rock (Hitter); Steven Bower, North Georgia (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 11: Justin Graff-Rowe, Central Missouri (Hitter); Will Myers, Alabama-Huntsville (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 18: Cole Brooks, Saginaw Valley State (Hitter); Jason Blank, Augustana (S.D.) (Pitcher)
• Week ending April 25: Brian Parreira, USC Aiken (Hitter); John Holland, Felician (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 2: Blaine Crim, Mississippi College (Hitter); Parker Dyson, West Liberty (Pitcher)
• Week ending May 9: Chris Devery, Colorado State-Pueblo (Hitter); Sean Horner, Palm Beach Atlantic (Pitcher)