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Bowden Named National Baseball Hitter of the Week

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DALLAS, Texas (NCBWA) -- The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association released its initial 2018 NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards for the week ending on February 26.  Catawba senior first baseman Chance Bowden is the National Hitter of the Week, while Lee University senior pitcher Jumpei Akanuma is the National Pitcher of the Week.

Bowden (Salisbury, N.C. / Salisbury HS), had a monster week at the plate for the Catawba Indians, batting .611 with four home runs, a double, a triple and 13 RBI. Thanks to his offensive prowess, Catawba was 4-0 for the week, including a three-game sweep of Coker. In the series with Coker, Bowden batted .833, going 10-for-12 at the plate with a pair of four-hit games. In Saturday’s doubleheader, he was a perfect 8-for-8 with 10 RBI. He also tied a school record with three home runs and had seven RBI in the final game of the series.

Akanuma (Kyoto, Japan / College of the Desert, Calif.) pitched a complete game no-hitter against West Alabama, striking out 11 batters in seven innings of work on his way to being named Gulf South Conference Pitcher of the Week.

Division II Regional Players of the Week:
- Atlantic: Zarley China, East Stroudsburg (Hitter); Perry DellaValle, Seton Hill (Pitcher)
- Central: Bryan Miranda, Soutwestern Oklahoma State (Hitter); Zac Shoemaker, Missouri Southern (Pitcher)
- East: Andre Jackson, Concordia, N.Y. (Hitter); Rob Naughton, Felician (Pitcher)
- Midwest: JT Conti, Wayne State, Mich. (Hitter); Tyler Jandron, Northwood (Pitcher)
- South: Zack Shannon, Delta State (Hitter); Jumpei Akanuma, Lee University (Pitcher)
- South Central: Donnie Perez, St. Mary’s, Texas (Hitter); Ryan Johnson, Lubbock Christian (Pitcher)
- Southeast: Chance Bowden, Catawba (Hitter); Greg Valentine, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
- West: Alex Eliopulos, UC-San Diego (Hitter); Isaiah Carranza, Azusa Pacific (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.

2018 NCBWA Division II Players of the Week:
- Feb. 21: Austin Norman, Fairmont State (Hitter); Dillon Cate, Carson-Newman (Pitcher)
- Feb. 28: Chance Bowden, Catawba (Hitter); Jumpei Akanuma, Lee University (Pitcher)

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

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April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

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April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

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April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

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April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

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April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

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April 11

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

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April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

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April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

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April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

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April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

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April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

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April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

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April 27

Baseball vs. Anderson (SAC Tournament) 1-4

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 0-7

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 6-16

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April 28

Baseball vs. Wingate (SAC Tournament) 3-2

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April 29

Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) 7-0

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April 30

Baseball vs. Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament) 9-0

Baseball vs. Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament) 7-9

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