March 16, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kit Strief
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Oklahoma Baptist OF drives in 16 runs; Colorado Mesa LHP fires no-hitter
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SELF, HANDY ARE NCBWA
DIVISION II NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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 13. Oklahoma Baptist junior outfielder Kade Self is the National Hitter of the Week and Colorado Mesa sophomore lefty Kannon Handy is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Self (Shawnee, Okla./Cowley College) found great success against East Central as he went 9-for-17 with four home runs and 16 RBI. He entered the series with the Tigers with eight RBI on the year. In game one, he opened the scoring with a home run and won the game with a home run in the top of the ninth. He hit a grand slam and a three-run home run in game two. He doubled and tripled in the finale.

Handy (Herriman, Utah/Jordan HS) was unhittable in the series finale against Colorado School of Mines on Monday, and that is no hyperbole. Handy tossed the eighth no-hitter in Colorado Mesa program history, allowing just one walk in the game's final inning. It took him just 91 pitches to do so and he struck out six batters along the way.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
Atlantic: Ross Mulhall, Shepherd (Hitter); Jared Marshman, Bloomsburg (Pitcher)
Central: Kade Self, Oklahoma Baptist (Hitter); Jordan Ewig, Rogers State (Pitcher)
East: Blaine Lidsky, Stonehill (Hitter); Randy Alejo, The College of Saint Rose (Pitcher)
Midwest: Nate Logan, Grand Valley State (Hitter); Xavier Rivas, Indianapolis (Pitcher)
South: EJ Cumbo, Tampa (Hitter); Jared Beck, Saint Leo (Pitcher)
South Central: Spencer Roach, Eastern New Mexico (Hitter); Kannon Handy, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
Southeast: Alden Cottle, Mount Olive (Hitter); Josh Haney, USC Aiken (Pitcher)
West: Scott Ogrin, Cal State Dominguez Hills (Hitter); Raul Salazar, Cal State San Bernardino (Pitcher)

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.

2022 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
Week ending Feb. 6: Duncan Pastore, Nova Southeastern (Hitter); Justin Fuson, Fresno Pacific (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 13: Harrison Rodgers, Colorado Mesa (Hitter); Jack O'Brien, Hawaii Pacific (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 20: Brock Reller, Northeastern State (Hitter); Jeremy Adorno, Southern Arkansas (Pitcher)
Week ending Feb. 27: Zion Pettigrew, Illinois-Springfield (Hitter); Dominic Proietto, Kutztown (Pitcher)
Week ending March 6: Lewis Beals, Hillsdale (Hitter); Dylan Miller, Point Loma (Pitcher)
Week ending March 13: Kade Self, Oklahoma Baptist (Hitter); Kannon Handy, Colorado Mesa (Pitcher)
Week ending March 20: Sean Johnson, Belmont Abbey (Hitter); Lawson Isaacs, Central Oklahoma (Pitcher)
Week ending March 27: Drey Dirksen, Augustana (Hitter); Mason Philley, Arkansas-Monticello (Pitcher)
Week ending April 3: Enzo Bonventre, Southwestern Oklahoma State (Hitter); Brody McCullough, Wingate (Pitcher)
Week ending April 10: Brennen van Breusegen, Central Missouri (Hitter); Dylan Brosky, California, Pa. (Pitcher)
Week ending April 17: Caleb Stubbings, Colorado-Colorado Springs (Hitter); Colt Webb, Charleston (Pitcher)
Week ending April 24: Joey Polak, Maryville (Hitter); Luke Tupy, St. Cloud State (Pitcher)
Week ending May 1: Ben Gobbel, Belmont Abbey (Hitter); Jack Gonzales, Point Loma (Pitcher)
Week ending May 8: Luke Folsom, Colorado School of Mines (Hitter); Thomas Jones, Rockhurst (Pitcher)