Twelve Redhawks were honored as All-Conference Performers when the AMCC announced their postseason awards today.
La Roche College sophomore Nick Tunstall has been selected as the AMCC Pitcher of the Year. In four starts and twenty-five innings, he did not allow a run against conference competition. Overall, Tunstall led the AMCC in ERA (1.44) and seventh in batting average against (.192). Tunstall also makes the All-Conference First Team.
Luis Navedo is on the First Team for the second straight season to go along with Second Team in 2015 and Third Team in 2014. Navedo was a D3Baseball All-American Honorable Mention last season and a D3Baseball and ABCA All-Region performer. He led the AMCC in runs, ranked fourth in doubles and RBIs, fifth in hits, seventh in total bases, eighth in walks and ninth in triples and home runs. He also ranked in the top fifty nationally in doubles, runs and RBIs.
Ian Velez is the First Team third baseman after making it as a Third Team outfielder last year. Velez led the AMCC in hits while ranking second in batting average, sixth in on base percentage and runs, eighth in total bases and RBIs and ninth in triples. Velez ranked third in the nation in toughest to strike out, sixteenth in hits and twenty-ninth in batting average.
Mitchel Yard is on the First Team after having a breakout 2017 season. He was twice named AMCC Player of the Week and made D3Baseball's National Team of the Week. He led the AMCC in triples while ranking fourth in total bases, slugging percentage and home runs, fifth in RBIs, sixth in hits and seventh in doubles. He also ranked nationally in triples, slugging percentage, home runs and total bases.
Cole Cogley makes the Second Team after a tremendous sophomore campaign. He threw 16.2 innings of relief with a 3.78 ERA and a 2.25 ERA against conference opponents. Cogley had a strong outing in the AMCC Tournament.
David Lemley is in the Second Team after being on the First Team and All-Region Third Team last year. He earned AMCC Player of the Week and D3Baseball's National Team of the Week honors earlier this year. Lemley led the AMCC in RBIs, ranked second in hits and total bases, third in runs, doubles, batting average and on base percentage, fourth in home runs and fifth in slugging percentage. He also ranked nationally in batting average, RBIs, doubles, slugging percentage, hits, home runs, doubles, runs and total bases. He is also the school's leader in career home runs.
Joe Professori is on the Second Team at second base after making Third Team DH last year. Professori ranked sixth in the AMCC in hits, seventh in batting average and doubles, eighth in on base percentage and ninth in triples.
Corey Lazor is on the Second Team after being a First Team and All-Region performer last year. Lazor ranked second in the AMCC in triples, third in hits, sixth in runs, and ninth in batting average and home runs. He also holds the AMCC record for most hits in a season and is a 2-time AMCC All-Tournament Team performer.
Tanner Stanz is on the Third Team after a breakout year on the mound. He ranked second in the AMCC in wins and third in ERA. He was also ranked nationally in ERA and defeated Pitt-Bradford in the AMCC Tournament Semifinal.
Regis Sauer is on the Third Team after Second and Third Team appearances. He led the AMCC in wins while ranking eighth in ERA. He also ranked tenth in the country in wins and currently ranks second on the school's all-time wins list.
Shane Roebuck is on the Third Team after anchoring the backstop for the past two seasons. He ranks sixth in the AMCC in home runs and is fourth all-time at La Roche.
Jonathan Spina makes the Third Team after a tremendous sophomore year. Spina consistently ranked as one of the top defensive players in the AMCC and was on D3Baseball's National Team of the Week. He ranked second in the AMCC in triples and sixth in runs and hits. Spina was also named to the AMCC All-Tournament Team.
For the fourth year in a row, and sixth time in the past seven years, Coach of the Year honors goes to La Roche head coach Chase Rowe. Rowe led the Redhawks to a 15-1 conference record and their fourth consecutive regular season and conference tournament titles.