2008 NCBWA DIVISION III PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

KENOSHA, Wis. – The NCAA Division III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association have selected McMurry University third baseman Derek David (Sr., Richmond, Texas/Richmond/Western Texas Junior College) as the 2008 NCBWA NCAA Division III Position Player of the Year and Christopher Newport University’s Kenny Moreland (Sr., Springfield, Va./Lee) as the NCBWA Division III Pitcher of the Year.

David, who collected seven-of-eight first-place votes was named American Baseball Coaches Association “Player of the Year” and the American Southwest Conference West Division “Hitter of the Year” with a .432 batting average, 79 runs scored, 11 doubles, 26 home runs, 73 RBI, an .879 slugging percentage, a .506 on-base percentage and eight-of-nine stolen bases. Moreland, with five first-place votes, was named “D3baseball.com” “Pitcher of the Year,” American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America, ABCA South Region “Pitcher of the Year” and USA South Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” with a 13-0 record, a 1.97 earned run average, 1.30 walks per nine innings and 9.53 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .198 against him.

Regional Position Players of the Year
New England

Chris Burleson, SS, University of Southern Maine

Jr., Portland, Maine (Deering)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association third-team All-America, the Little East Conference “Player of the Year” with a .383 batting average, 63 runs scored, 10 doubles, five triples, nine home runs, 50 RBI, a .633 slugging percentage, a .491 on-base percentage and 19-of-23 stolen bases.

New York

Shane Wolf, Utility, Ithaca College

Sr., Freeville, N.Y. (Lansing)

Named “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-New York Region and first-team All-Empire 8 Conference with a .321 batting average, 39 runs scored, 10 doubles, three home runs, 31 RBI, a .438 slugging percentage, a .396 slugging percentage and seven-of-seven stolen bases…as a pitcher, compiled a 10-1 record with a 2.80 earned run average, 1.40 walks per nine innings and 9.55 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .251 against him.

Mid-Atlantic

Dale Curry, C, Alvernia College

Sr., Philadelphia, Pa. (Father Judge)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association second-team All-America, “D3baseball.com” third-team All-America and the President’s Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” with a .424 batting average, 49 runs scored, 20 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 64 RBI, a .775 slugging percentage, a .494 on-base percentage and two-of-three stolen bases.

South

Trae Bailey, SS, Christopher Newport University

Jr., Chesapeake, Va. (Great Bridge)

Named second-team All-America by both the American Baseball Coaches Association and “D3baseball.com,” ABCA South Region “Player of the Year” and USA South Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” with a .427 batting average, 53 runs scored, 21 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs, 62 RBI, a .772 slugging percentage, a .508 on-base percentage and eight-of-eight stolen base.

Mideast

Brian Moran, OF, Grove City College

Sr., Columbia, Md. (Chapelgate Christian)

Named first-team All-America by both the American Baseball Coaches Association and “D3baseball.com” with a .454 batting average, 45 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples, eight home runs, 50 RBI, a .769 slugging percentage, a .559 on-base percentage and 34-of-37 stolen bases.

Central

Brian Kolb, SS, Wheaton College (Ill.)

So., Carlsbad, Calif. (Sante Fe-Christian)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America, ABCA first-team All-Central Region and College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin “Player of the Year” with an NCAA Division III-leading batting average of .527, 45 runs scored, 19 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 52 RBI, an .808 slugging percentage, a .559 on-base percentage and 25-of-25 stolen bases.

Midwest

Doug Coe, C, Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Sr., Appleton, Wis. (North)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America, “D3baseball.com” second-team All-America and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Position Player of the Year” with a .438 batting average, 51 runs scored, 12 doubles, 15 home runs, 59 RBI, an .810 slugging percentage and a .542 on-base percentage.

West

Derek David, 3B, McMurry University

Sr., Richmond, Texas (Richmond/Western Texas JC)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association “Player of the Year” and the American Southwest Conference West Division “Hitter of the Year” with a .432 batting average, 79 runs scored, 11 doubles, 26 home runs, 73 RBI, an .879 slugging percentage, a .506 on-base percentage and eight-of-nine stolen bases.

Regional Pitchers of the Year

New England

Tim Kiely, P, Trinity College (Conn.)

Sr., Swampscott, Mass.

Named first-team All-America by both the American Baseball Coaches Association and “D3baseball.com and New England Small College Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” with an 11-1 record, 1.48 earned run average, 1.48 walks per nine innings and 9.93 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York

Joe Zongol, P, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sr., Flower Mound, Texas (Southington, Conn. HS)

Named “Debaseball.com” second-team all-America, American Baseball Coaches Association second-team All-New York region and the Liberty League’s “Pitcher of the Year” with a 9-2 record, a 1.99 earned run average, 3.14 walks per nine innings and 8.58 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .210 against him.

Mid-Atlantic

Ryan Kulik, P, Rowan University

Sr., Marlton, N.J.

Named American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America, “D3baseball.com” third-team All-America and the New Jersey Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” with an 8-2 record, a 1.77 earned run average, 2.29 walks per nine innings and 13.74 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .181 against him.

South

Kenny Moreland, P, Christopher Newport University

Sr., Springfield, Va. (Lee)

Named “D3baseball.com” “Pitcher of the Year,” American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America, ABCA South Region “Pitcher of the Year” and USA South Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” with a 13-0 record, a 1.97 earned run average, 1.30 walks per nine innings and 9.53 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .198 against him.

Mideast

Dan Remenowsky, P, Otterbein College

Sr., Appleton, Wis. (North)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association second-team All-Mideast Region and the Ohio Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” with a 5-2 record, one save, a 2.23 earned run average, 2.97 walks per nine innings and 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .240 against him.

Central

Brent Kulavic, P, Illinois Wesleyan University

So., Springfield, Ill. (Pleasant Plains)

Named “D3baseball.com” honorable mention All-America, ABCA first-team All-Central Region and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin “Pitcher of the Year” with a 6-1 record, a 1.82 earned run average, 1.82 walks per nine innings and 8.95 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .205 against him.

Midwest

Lonnie Robinson, P, University of St. Thomas (Minn.)

Sr., Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Osseo)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association second-team All-America and first-team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with an 8-1 record, a 2.94 earned run average, 1.82 walks per nine innings and 9.80 strikeouts per nine innings…opponents batted .212 against him.

West

Wayde Kitchens, P, Chapman University

Jr., Oceanside, Calif. (Vista)

Named American Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-America with an 8-0 record with a 0.69 earned run average, 4.15 walks per nine innings and 9.00 strikeouts per nine inning…opponents batted .150 against him.