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Final Pitcher & Player of the Week

May 03, 2011
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Matt Loomis of Davenport (Mich.) has been named the NAIA National Baseball Pitcher of the Week and Kansas Wesleyan's Brandon Trodick has been tabbed National Player of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Loomis and Trodick were selected based on their performances from April 25 - May 1 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings. The duo is the final award winners for the 2011 season.

Loomis pitched a nine inning complete game no-hitter in a 5-0 Panther victory over visiting Aquinas (Mich.) in the second game of a doubleheader on April 29. Loomis allowed just three base runners to reach, on a walk, an error and a hit by pitch. Loomis struck out nine Aquinas batters, including the final three Saints in the ninth inning. The Alma, Mich., native is 3-3 on the mound in his junior campaign with a 1.86 ERA in 38 2/3 innings of work.

Trodick went a combined 9-for-12 with a pair of home runs and knocking in seven runs in Kansas Wesleyan's four-game sweep of Ottawa (Kan.). The junior first baseman had a .750 average to go along with a 1.250 slugging percentage and a .824 on base percentage. Behind his play at the plate, the Coyotes became the only Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference team to sweep the Braves this season. The four wins also earned KWU its third KCAC title in the last four seasons. Trodick, who hails from Las Vegas, Nev., leads the Coyotes' offense, batting .455 and slugging .822.

Pitcher Nominees: Ismael Gutierrez, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Andre Kinder, Peru State (Neb.); Koby Hearn, Union (Ky.); Gardner Adams, Asbury (Ky.); Jacob Genz, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Matt Loomis, Davenport (Mich.); Brett Blaise, Belhaven (Miss.); Derrick Weber, Mount Mercy (Iowa); PJ Francescon, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.); Tommy Papucci, Patten (Calif.); Roberto Gonzalez, Dickinson State (N.D.); Grant Cosby, Rogers State (Okla.); Jerrid Rydell, Saint Francis (Ind.); Devyn Rivera, California Baptist; Mark Ahern, St. Francis (Ill.); Ryan Crosby, UVa.-Wise; Mitch Ludtke, Concordia (Ore.); Eddie Pantzlaff, Northwestern (Iowa.); Steve Miller, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio).

Player Nominees: Andre Terrell, Culver-Stockton (Mo.); Aldo Mendez, Wayland Baptist (Texas); Chris Hammett, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Frank Marko, Point Park (Pa.); Corey Throckmorton, Union (Ky.); Jesse Cummings, Clarke (Iowa); Marc Luttrell, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.); Jimmy Maxwell, Sioux Falls (S.D.); Matt McNeil, Davenport (Mich.); Anthony Doss, Belhaven (Miss.); Andy Racus, Jamestown (N.D.); Ryne Otis, Taylor (Ind.); Matt Owens, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.); David Whiteside, Patten (Calif.); Jerrod Moore, Berea (Ky.); Phillip Butler, Shawnee State (Ohio); Francisco Rosario, Bellevue (Neb.); Brian Sharp, California Baptist; Mike Cero, Concordia (Ore.).

2011 Composite Award Winners (Pitcher; Player)
Week 1: Ryan Vigue, Embry-Riddle (Fla.).); Kevin Smith, LSU Shreveport (La.)
Week 2: Jesse Darrah, Fresno Pacific (Calif.).); Jerrod Moore, Berea (Ky.)
Week 3: Shane Prance, Purdue-North Central (Ind.).); Miguel Beltran, Oklahoma City
Week 4: Ryan O'Gara, Webber International (Fla.).); Jeff Bultinck, Madonna (Mich.)
Week 5: Justin James, Ave Maria (Fla.); Ryan Burnaman, Lubbock Christian (Texas)
Week 6: Danny Gidora, Texas at Brownsville; Robert Prieto, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)
Week 7: Josh Trejo, York (Neb.); Adrian Bravo-Carmona, Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
Week 8: Matt Loomis, Davenport (Mich.); Brandon Trodick, Kansas Wesleyan