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Concord's Wenger Named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week

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The National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA) released its first weekly NCAA Division II National Players of the Week awards of the season and Concord University senior shortstop Josh Wenger has been named the National Hitter of the Week as announced by the NCBWA on Wednesday.

Wenger was named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday, hitting .692 (9-for-13) with three runs scored, 12 RBI and two home runs last week to lead Concord to a 2-1 record at the WVIAC-CIAA Challenge. He also had an on-base percentage of .733 while slugging 1.231.

He launched two home runs, including one grand slam, on his way to a five-RBI day at the plate in Concord's 13-4 win against Chowan. He followed that performance up by going 4-for-4 with four RBI in another CU win vs. St. Augustine's. Wenger closed out his week by driving in three more runs and going 3-for-5 in a losing effort at Winston-Salem State. For the season, Wenger is batting .500 (12-for-24) and has a perfect fielding percentage in 25 chances.

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 Howser Award Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-America awards, publication and writing contests.

Concord will open up its 2013 home schedule with a pair of double headers Saturday and Sunday against Atlantic Region rival Indiana (Pa.). First pitch is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on both days.

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