May 11, 2012
OC Sports NJCAA Baseball Players of the Week
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nick Miller (Northeastern JC, Colo.), Derek Neeper (Northeastern JC, Colo.), Greg Carroll (Westchester CC, N.Y.), Matt Faia (Northern Essex CC, Mass.) and Matt Engler (Onondaga CC, N.Y.) have been named NJCAA Baseball Players of the Week for games April 30 – May 6.
Northeastern swept Division I honors with Miller earning Player of the Week and Neeper claiming Pitcher of the Week. The Division II Pitcher of the Week was Carroll. Faia was named Division III Player of the Week, while Engler took Pitcher of the Week for the division.
DIVISION I PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nick Miller; Northeastern Junior College, Colo.
First Base; Loveland, Colo.; Mountain View High School
Miller claimed Division I Player of the Week honors after hitting for the cycle in the Plainsmen’s 8-3 win over Trinidad State JC (Colo.) last week. The sophomore went 5-for-5 in the victory with two hits, a double, a triple and a home run. Miller batted in two runs, scored three of his own and stole a base in the effort. Northeastern and Miller have advanced to the championship series of the Region 9 tournament and will take on No. 12 Lamar CC (Colo.) this weekend in a three-game series.
DIVISION I PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Derek Neeper; Northeastern Junior College, Colo.
Right-Handed Pitcher; Loveland, Colo.; Mountain View High School
Facing Trinidad State JC (Colo.) in their first game of the Region 9 tournament, the Plainsmen turned to Neeper for the crucial win. The sophomore hurler delivered with seven solid innings in an 8-3 victory. Neeper struck out eight batters, giving up two runs on seven hits. Northeastern and Neeper will face-off against No. 12 Lamar CC (Colo.) this weekend in the Region 9 championship series.
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