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NCBWA National Players of the Week

FROM NCBWA RELEASE

MORGANTOWN, W.Va - The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)­ released the Pro-Line Athletic National Player of the Week awards for the period ending April 4, today. Virginia Tech junior utility player Austin Wates was named National Hitter of the Week, while South Florida junior left-handed pitcher Andrew Barbosa was named National Pitcher of the Week. This marks the third-straight week that a USF pitcher has earned the national recognition. The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season. 

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Big Ten Players of the Week

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Matt Dittman, Illinois

Jr., 1B, Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville

Dittman picks up his second career Player of the Week honor after batting .615 as the Illini went 2-2 at the Caravelle Resort Classic last week. The first-baseman slugged 1.000 and reached base at a .722 clip, combining for an OPS of 1.722. Dittman also scored seven runs and drove in five over the weekend, recording two multi-hit games to raise his batting average to a conference-leading .563. The junior’s best game came on Friday in Illinois’ 11-10 win over No. 10 Coastal Carolina. He went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, scoring three runs and driving in two, also picking up a stolen base. In the Illini’s win over Ball State on Sunday, Dittman went 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBI, a home run and a stolen base, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances.

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