DALLAS – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released its weekly NCAA Division III National Players of the Week awards for the week ending March 2. Gallaudet University senior catcher Casey Hicks (Henderson, Nev.) was selected as one of four as honorable mention hitters.
Simon Rosenbaum from Ponoma-Pitzer was the National Hitter of the Week while Chris Bishop from Pacific Lutheran and Jake Perkins from Ferrum were picked as the National Co-Pitchers of the Week as voted on by a panel of Division III members of NCBWA.
Hicks was named North Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week earlier this week. Hicks became only the third player in Division III this year to hit for the cycle (single, double, triple and home run) as he accomplished the feat last Saturday in a 25-1 victory against Valley Forge Christian College. Hicks completed the cycle in his first four at-bats in three innings; he was pulled from the game in the third. He started the cycle with an inside the park grand slam in the bottom of the first inning. He scored four times and recorded eight RBI during the cycle. He has at least one hit in the first seven games of the season and has scored at least one run in six of the first seven games. He is batting .435 with 10 hits, nine runs, two doubles, two triples, one home run and 15 RBI, four walks and two stolen bases in 23 at-bats.
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