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Starting Pitcher David Hatt Named 2013 NCBWA Honorable Mention All-American

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - Slippery Rock, Pa.

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Senior David Hatt delivers a pitcher in the first inning against Franklin Pierce in the NCAA Division II East Region Championship game on May 19, 2013, in Manchester, N.H. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

For the fifth year in a row and sixth out of the last seven seasons, Wilmington University baseball head coach Brian August has coached at least one player to All-American status as senior David Hatt earned National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Honorable Mention All-American.

The 2013 NCBWA East Region Pitcher of the Year, Hatt (Toronto, Canada) finished his Wildcat career by tossing three scoreless innings on two days rest in starting the NCAA Division II East Region championship game against Franklin Pierce.

Hatt was named First Team in all four post-season organizations as he was named First Team NCBWA, ABCA, Daktronics, and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, including the NCBWA East Region and CACC Pitcher of the Year awards. He finished 7-1 with a 2.08 earned run average in 16 starts, throwing 91 innings. He threw a complete game shutout against Felician, striking out a season high nine batters in the 1-0 victory. He struck out 56 batters while only allowing 18 walks with batters only hitting .212 against the righty.

After transferring to Wilmington from Burlington County College, Hatt tossed 167.2 innings over two seasons making 31 appearances and 26 starts. In 15 decisions, Hatt went 12-3, tossing three complete games and was a part of five shutouts through his two seasons. Including a 1.76 earned run average as a junior, Hatt finishes his Wilmington career with a 1.93 ERA while only allowing batters to hit .215 off him.  The right-handed pitcher struck out 101 batters in his career while only walking 34 hitters.

The Wildcats have now had an All-American in five straight seasons, dating back to Cody Holliday in 2009. Joe Harris earned All-American status as a pitcher in 2010 and 2011, along with Matt Umba and Mike Godwin in 2011. Jordan Oncay continued the streak in 2012 before Hatt made it five years in a row this season. Jason Rust started the Wilmington All-American wall with an outstanding season in 2007.

Hatt was the only member of the CACC to be named an NCBWA All-American in 2013.

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NCBWA 2013 Division II All-America Teams

Player of the Year: Michael Schulze (Missouri Western State)
Pitcher of the Year: Harvey Martin (Minnesota State)
Coach of the Year: Matt Magers (Minnesota State)

FIRST TEAM
Starting Pitcher: Harvey Martin (Minnesota State)
Starting Pitcher: Chris Murphy (Millersville)
Starting Pitcher: Glenn Wallace (Sonoma State)
Starting Pitcher: Harmen Sidhu (Sonoma State)
Relief Pitcher: Kyle Renaud (Missouri-St. Louis)
Catcher: Kyle Petty (California, Pa.)
First Baseman: Chris Dula (Catawba)
Second Baseman: Allen Staton (North Greenville)
Third Baseman: Nick Sell (Seton Hill)
Shortstop: Michael Schulze (Missouri Western State)
Outfielder: Chandler Brock (Alabama-Huntsville)
Outfielder: Zach Esquerra (California Baptist)
Outfielder: Ryan Messina (Shepherd)
Designated Hitter: Bradon Reitano (Mount Olive)
Utility Player: Cameron Scott (Columbus State)

SECOND TEAM
Starting Pitcher: Ethan Carter (UNC Pembroke)
Starting Pitcher: Trevor Graham (Franklin Pierce)
Starting Pitcher: Jason Hoppe (Minnesota State)
Starting Pitcher: Carl O’Neal (St. Mary’s)
Relief Pitcher: Dillon McNamara (Adelphi)
Catcher: Mike Russo (St. Thomas Aquinas)
First Baseman: Zach Stone (Millersville)
Second Baseman: Jake Warner (Pitt-Johnstown)
Third Baseman: Grant Fink (Missouri Western State)
Shortstop: Lydell Moseby (Benedict)
Outfielder: Zach Bricknell (Young Harris)
Outfielder: Patrick Grady (Lander)
Outfielder: Bubba Dotson (Missouri Western State)
Designated Hitter: Ben Kingsley (Delta State)
Utility Player: Taylor Taska (Texas A&M-Kingsville)

THIRD TEAM
Starting Pitcher: Jake Baldwin (Ashland)
Starting Pitcher: Brannon Easterling (St. Edward’s)
Starting Pitcher: Alex Regan, (Mount Olive)
Starting Pitcher: Jon Bengard (California Baptist)
Relief Pitcher: Taylor Grover (USC Aiken)
Catcher: Geno Escalante (Mount Olive)
First Baseman: Kale Sumner (Hawaii Pacific)
Second Baseman: Adrian English (Barry)
Third Baseman: Jordan Edgerton (UNC Pembroke)
Shortstop: Will Kengor (Slippery Rock)
Outfielder: Steven Brault (Regis)
Outfielder: Ryan Lewis (Columbus State)
Outfielder: Travis Moore (Winston-Salem State)
Designated Hitter: Tyler Hickernell (Winston-Salem State)
Utility Player: Pat Kregeloh (Shippensburg)

HONORABLE MENTION
Starting Pitcher: Will Anderson (Cal State Monterey Bay); James Baune (Southern Arkansas); Josh Branstetter (Delta State); Anthony Campanella (Grand Valley State); Dave Hatt (Wilmington); Shayne Herold (Gannon); Dylan James (West Texas A&M); Nick Lomalsco (Catawba); Michael Manley (Delta State); Tim Mayza (Millersville); Junior Mendez (Southern New Hampshire); Jordan Peterson (St. Joseph’s); Jamie Sexton (West Georgia); Brandon Simmons (Missouri Western State); Jake Stephens (West Florida); Kyle Teague (Grand Valley State); Dylan Wolchick (Lander).  
Relief Pitcher: Mike Adams (Tampa); Reese Gregory (St. Cloud State); Jonathan Perez (St. Mary’s).
Catcher: Nolan Johnson (Minnesota State); Nick Tindall, (Quincy).
First Baseman: Giancarlo Brugnoni (Grand Valley State); Jason Matusik (Lynn); Kevin Mitchell (Colorado Mesa); John Oropeza (Central Missouri).
Second Baseman: Cesar Abreu (Arkansas Tech); Ryan Cooperstone (Cal State Los Angeles); Taylor Johnson (St. Edward’s); Kevin Zak (Grand Valley State).
Third Baseman: Blair Moore (California Baptist); Jacob Nelson (Metro State); Tyler O’Daniel (Indianapolis).
Shortstop: Dan Kemp (Franklin Pierce); Mike Mercurio (Mount Olive); Blake Miller (Western Oregon); Nate Robertson (Colorado State Mesa).
Outfielder: Rich Baerga (St. Thomas Aquinas); Matt Borgschulte (Drury); Casey Cotter (Merrimack); Michael Danner (Tampa); Luke Esquerra (California Baptist); Nate Hewes (Augustana, S.D.); Chris Knott (East Stroudsburg); Taed Moses (Saint Leo); Lee Neumann (Angelo State); Andrew Pezzuto (Southern New Hampshire); Blake Schmenk (Findlay); Cody Strang (Winona State); Ivory Thomas (Cal State Dominguez Hills).
Designated Hitter: Peter Creamer (Eastern New Mexico); Jeremy Weber (Cal State Los Angeles).
Utility Player: Robert Kelly (St. Anselm); Brian Wuest (Nebraska-Kearney).