Alfred State freshmen pitcher Andrew Santobuono (Unatego) was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Rookie of the Week. Santobuono was impressive in his first collegiate start.
Santobuno threw eight shutout innings in his collegiate debut as the Pioneers defeated Houghton 10-0. He allowed just four hits (three singles and a triple) while walking none and striking out 10.
Tre D'Amico (Frostburg State) was named the hitter of the week and Keith Long (Texas-Tyler) was named the pitcher of the week.
Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters, and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Player of the Year Award, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.