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OC Sports Baseball Players of the Week: April 15-21
 April 24, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Christian Cox (Hutchinson CC, Kan.), Preston Tarkington (Crowder College, Mo.), Mark DeMilio (Westchester CC, N.Y.), Alan Carey (Westchester CC, N.Y.), Cody Stashak (Cumberland County, N.J.) and Jacob French (Tyler JC, Texas) have been named OC Sports NJCAA baseball players of the week for games April 15-21.


DIVISION I PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Christian Cox – Hutchinson Community College, Kan.
Right Field – Aberdeen, S.D. – Roncalli High School

Going 3-2 in their five games last week, the Dragons received a heavy dose of offense from Cox. The sophomore compiled a .647 batting average (11-for-17) with a double and a homerun. Cox added 7 RBIs, three stolen bases and six runs scored to his weekly totals. Extending his hitting streak to six games, Cox is batting .342 this season with 12 RBIs and seven stolen bases.


DIVISION I PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Preston Tarkington – Crowder College, Mo.
Right-Handed Pitcher – Searcy, Ark. – Searcy High School

Making two appearances last week for the Roughriders, Tarkington provided some solid relief and picked up his seventh win of the season. After striking out two batters in one inning of an 11-4 loss to Fort Scott CC (Kan.), Tarkington delivered seven solid innings against Mineral Area College (Mo.). The freshman allowed only three hits and no runs, while striking out nine to hold on to a 1-0 victory. Thus far in 2013, Tarkington has a 3.47 ERA with 75 strikeouts for the No. 6 Roughriders.


DIVISION II PLAYER OF THE WEEK  

Mark DeMilio – Westchester Community College, N.Y.
Third Base – Valhalla, N.Y. – Valhalla High School

Despite having their 19-game win streak snapped last week, the Vikings picked up three victories behind DeMilio’s stellar hitting. The sophomore sported a .520 batting average (13-for-25), hitting three doubles and a triple. On the week, DeMilio drew four walks while accumulating seven RBIs, two stolen bases and six runs scored. Defensively, DeMilio recorded five putouts and eight assists without an error. The No. 13 Vikings have seen DeMilio bat for a .382 average this season with 16 RBIs.


DIVISION II PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Alan Carey – Westchester Community College, N.Y.
Right-Handed Pitcher – Staten Island, N.Y. – Tottenville High School

Last week, Carey provided the Vikings with nine solid innings of pitching en route to a 6-1 win at rival Sullivan County CC (N.Y.). The sophomore held opposing hitters to just one earned run on one hit and a walk in the outing. Carey racked up 10 strikeouts on his way to victory. Having pitched a team-high 48 innings for the No. 13 Vikings this season, Carey has a 2.25 ERA with a team-high 52 strikeouts.


DIVISION III PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Cody Stashak – Cumberland County College, N.J.
Pitcher/Centerfield – Mays Landing, N.J. – Oakcrest High School

Stashak’s bat powered the Dukes to victory in four of their five games last week. The freshman posted a .389 batting average (7-for-18), hitting three doubles and a triple. Stashak drove home 12 RBIs across the week while scoring six runs of his own. Adding to his impressive week, Stashak also pitched seven hitless innings in a 6-0 win at Middlesex County (N.J.). Batting for a .362 average in 2013, Stashak leads the Dukes with 13 doubles and 40 RBIs.


DIVISION III PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Jacob French – Tyler Junior College, Texas
Right-Handed Pitcher – Kingwood, Texas – Kingwood High School

Going on the road to face Division II’s top ranked LSU-Eunice, French’s effort on the mound backed the Apaches to an 8-2 victory. The sophomore pitched all nine innings in the outing, giving up only two runs – one unearned – on eight hits. French added five strikeouts to give him 50 on the season. The No. 2 Apaches' top hurler in 2013, French boasts a 2.07 ERA in a team-high 61 innings pitched.

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Baseball Players of the Week (Feb. 18-24)
DI Player: Jacob Mena (2B) – Western Texas College
DI Pitcher: Miles Gully (LHP) – Western Texas College
DII Player: Michael Gilbert (UTL) – Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
DII Pitcher: Domenick Carlini (LHP) – Northwest Mississippi CC
DIII Player: Cody Stashak (P) – Cumberland County, N.J.
DIII Pitcher: None

Baseball Players of the Week (Feb. 25 – March 3)
DI Player: Aaron Wright (1B) – Chattanooga State, Tenn.
DI Pitcher: A.J. Sunstrom (RHP) – Darton State, Ga.
DII Player: Casey Rodrigue (CF) – LSU-Eunice, La.
DII Pitcher: Cody Reed (LHP) – Northwest Mississippi CC
DIII Player: Tim Gallagher (CF) – Cumberland County, N.J.
DIII Pitcher: Pedro Maldonado (RHP) – Cedar Valley College, Texas

Baseball Players of the Week (March 4-10)
DI Player: Reid Mathews (3B) – Walters State, Tenn.
DI Pitcher: Matt Blackham (RHP) – Johnson County CC, Kan.
DII Player: Ryan Hutson (SS) – Pasco-Hernando CC, Fla.
DII Pitcher: Joe Gancinski (RHP) – Mercyhurst North East, Pa.
DIII Player: Robert Parrish III (1B) – Rainy River CC, Minn.
DIII Pitcher: Ty Paddock (RHP) – Rainy River CC, Minn.

Baseball Players of the Week (March 11-17)
DI Player: Matt Burgess (1B) – Crowder College, Mo.
DI Pitcher: Brooks de Montluzin (LHP) – Florida State-Jacksonville
DII Player: Kyle Dolan (1B) – Pearl River CC, Miss.
DII Pitcher: Bob Peck (RHP) – Pasco-Hernando CC, Fla.
DIII Player: Kevin Alonso (SS) – Bergen CC, N.J.
DIII Pitcher: None

Baseball Players of the Week (March 18-24)
DI Player: Alex Kline (1B) – Western Texas College
DI Pitcher: Clayton Brewster (LHP) – Dodge City CC, Kan.
DII Player: Krisjon Wilkerson (C) – Pearl River CC, Miss.
DII Pitcher: Nick Brooks (RHP) – East Mississippi CC
DIII Player: None
DIII Pitcher: None

Baseball Players of the Week (March 25-31)
DI Player: Dylan Delso (C) – Cowley County CC, Kan.
DI Pitcher: Ryan Etsell (RHP) – Hillsborough CC, Fla.
DII Player: Tim Anderson (SS) – East Central CC, Miss.
DII Pitcher: Cody Stokes (RHP) – Mercyhurst North East, Pa.
DIII Player: None
DIII Pitcher: None

Baseball Players of the Week (April 1-7)
DI Player: Ka’ai Tom (RF) – Fort Scott CC, Kan.
DI Pitcher: John Underwood (RHP) – Palm Beach State, Fla.
DII Player: Andrew Butts (DH) – Delta College, Mich.
DII Pitcher: Westin Stringer (LHP) – Jones County JC, Miss.
DIII Player: Dominic Olszta (RF) – Joliet JC, Ill.
DIII Pitcher: Dylan Deavy (RHP) – Minnesota State

Baseball Players of the Week (April 8-14)
DI Player: Jarred Smith (DH) – SC of Florida
DI Pitcher: John Underwood (RHP) – Palm Beach State, Fla.
DII Player: Cameron Johnson (3B) – Lackawanna College, Pa.
DII Pitcher: Joe McLaren (RHP) – Macomb CC, Mich.
DIII Player: Mike Jacobsen (P/1B) – Columbia-Greene CC, N.Y.
DIII Pitcher: Zachary Beckwith (RHP) – Northern Essex CC, Mass.

Baseball Players of the Week (April 15-21)
DI Player: Christian Cox (RF) – Hutchinson CC, Kan.
DI Pitcher: Preston Tarkington (RHP) – Crowder College, Mo.
DII Player: Mark DeMilio (3B) – Westchester CC, N.Y.
DII Pitcher: Alan Carey (RHP) – Westchester CC, N.Y.
DIII Player: Cody Stashak (P/CF) – Cumberland County, N.J.
DIII Pitcher: Jacob French (RHP) – Tyler JC, Texas



























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