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NAIA Baseball Weekly Awards Announced - #7

April 30, 2008
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Trevor Stringer of Wayland Baptist (Texas) University has been selected as the NAIA Baseball Pitcher of the Week while Chase Burch of Auburn University at Montgomery (Ala.) was awarded the NAIA Baseball Player of the Week for April 21-27. These are the final NAIA national baseball weekly awards for the 2008 season.

Stringer, a 5-11 freshman from Lubbock, Texas was a streak stopper in his performance against No. 1 Lubbock Christian (Texas) last Saturday. Trevor went 8.2 innings recording 10 strike outs and held a LCU offense that averaged over 10 runs to just one in the 7-1 Wayland Baptist victory. He came one out away from the complete-game shutout and halted LCU's 38-game winning streak. The one run allowed was just the second time all year that LCU was held to one or no runs. Stringer walked one batter and gave up just one extra base hit.

Burch, a 6-1 senior outfielder from Birmingham, Ala., was awarded the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Tournament Most Valuable Player after he went 10-for-21 (.476) at the plate. He scored eight runs, posted eight extra-base hits including four homers, and totaled 16 RBI in a 4-1 week for AUM. He was intentionally walked three times in the SSAC Championship game and had a 1.238 slugging percentage overall. He helped AUM jump two spots in this week's Top 25 to No. 16 and the Senators won the SSAC title by defeating No. 3 Lee (Tenn.) over the weekend.

Other Pitcher of the Week Nominees:
Pat Lyon, College of Idaho; Josh Mann, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Justin Barrett, Auburn
Montgomery (Ala.); Dan Rhodes, Dakota State (S.D.); Erich Holsten, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Nick Love,
Bellevue (Neb.); Rene Ramirez, Warner Southern (Fla.)

Other Player of the Week Nominees:
Cody Brubaker, College of Idaho; Chris Williams, Doane (Neb.); Blake Kelley, Rogers State (Okla.); Aaron
Bee, Berea (Ky.); Kyle Albright, Embry-Riddle (Fla.); Richey Burgos, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio);
Garrett Brewer, St. Joseph (Vt.); Jeff Alexander, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Drew Farley, Bellevue (Neb.); Andrew
Hansen, Union (Tenn.); Joel Johnson, Missouri Baptist

2007-08 Composite Award Winners:
March 19:
Pitcher - Brian Albert, Biola (Calif.)
Player - Stevie Lewis, Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

March 26:
Pitcher - Josh Hake, Park (Mo.)
Player - Landon Camp, Oklahoma City

April 2:
Pitcher - Levi Curry, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)
Player - Brett Hunt, Brescia (Ky.)

April 9:
Pitcher - Brent Ebinger, Lambuth (Tenn.)
Player - Kyle Greene, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

April 16:
Pitcher - Bryan Joseph, Edward Waters College (Fla.)
Player - Julian Alvarez, Bacone College (Okla.)

April 23:
Pitcher - Jeff Sonnenberg, Madonna (Mich.)
Player - Calvin O'Rear, McKendree (Ill.)

April 30:
Pitcher - Trevor Stringer, Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Player - Chase Burch, Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.)

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