April 27, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
USC Aiken's Parreira, Felician's Holland 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 April 25. University of South Carolina-Aiken junior infielder Brian Parreira is the National Hitter of the Week, while Felician University senior pitcher John Holland is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Parreira (Annapolis, Md./Mount Saint Mary’s) hit .706 in four games with a 1.588 slugging percentage as the Pacers went 4-0. The senior from Annapolis, Md., set a new conference-games record as he scored six runs in the second game at Montevallo. He hit four home runs and drove in 17 in the four games, nine of those in the three matchups at UM. He opened his week with a home run and six RBIs against Newberry. He was 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs in game one at Montevallo, and had another four hits and two home runs in the series finale, including the game-winner in the ninth. Parreira drew three walks for a .762 on-base percentage and was behind the plate in three of the four games. He did not commit an error while throwing out two attempted base stealers, turning a double play and registering five assists.

Holland (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Liberty HS) became Felician's career leader in wins with 20, as he posted two victories last week allowing no runs in 14.1 innings pitched with only three hits allowed. He opened the week with a complete game, two-hit, 3-0 win over Philadelphia University on Tuesday, and he followed that up by hurling 7.1 scoreless innings on Sunday in a 7-0 victory over Bloomfield.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
• Atlantic: Dan Clark, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Hitter); Jarod Morrison, Gannon (Pitcher)
• Central: Kris Ashland, Augustana (Hitter); Dominic Austing, St. Cloud State (Pitcher)
• East: Rob Andreoli, LIU Post (Hitter); John Holland, Felician (Pitcher)
• Midwest: Lee Sonseller, Ohio Dominican (Hitter); Tyler Jandron, Northwood (Pitcher)
• South: Drake Tucker, North Alabama (Hitter); Will Myers, Alabama-Huntsville (Pitcher)
• South Central: Bligh Madris, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Austin Paisar, Eastern New Mexico (Pitcher)
• Southeast: Brian Parreira, South Caorlina-Aiken (Hitter); Ethan Carpenter, Tusculum (Pitcher)
• West: Cameron Santos, Chico State (Hitter); Matthew Gunter, Hawaii-Pacific (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)