DALLAS, Tex. - The National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association released its weekly NCAA Division II National Player of the Week awards for the period ending March 30, it was announced Monday. Saint Leo's Cole Stancil was named NCBWA Division II South Region Hitter of the week. Nova Southeastern's Mitchell Buerosse joined Stancil as the NCBWA Division II South Region Pitcher of the Week.
A native of Ridge Manor, Fla., Stancil led the Lions to a 3-1 week, including a three-game SSC series sweep of Florida Tech on the road. Against the Panthers, Stancil went 6-of-12 (.500) at the plate. In Game two of the series, the sophomore went 3-of-5 with three doubles, including a game-winning RBI double in the top of the 10 th inning. Stancil came in to score an insurance run in an 11-9 extra-inning win. Stancil finished the week hitting .563 (9-of-16) and slugging .750.
The sophomore outfielder was named the SSC Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, March 31.
Stancil becomes the sixth SSC player to earn the NCBWA South Region Hitter of the Week award, while Buerosse earns the conference's second NCBWA South Region Pitcher of the Week award.
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 officials 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, publications and writing contests.
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