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Velez, Yard, Lemley, Lazor and Navedo Earn All-Region Nods

Velez, Yard, Lemley, Lazor and Navedo Earn All-Region Nods

The La Roche College Baseball team was well represented on both's and ABCA Rawlings All-Region Teams. The Redhawks placed five on this year's D3Baseball's Mideast All-Region Team and four on ABCA/Rawlings. Ian Velez and Mitchel Yard made both All-Region First Teams, David Lemley was All-Region Second Team and Luis Navedo was All-Region Third Team. Corey Lazor was a D3Baseball All-Region Third Teamer.

Ian Velez makes the All-Region First Team at Third Base. Velez was also on the AMCC All-Conference First Team 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 the Mideast All-Region First Team designated hitter 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.

David Lemley is on the Mideast All-Region Second Team for the second consecutive season. 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.

Corey Lazor is an All-Region performer for the second consecutive season. 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.

Luis Navedo is on the All-Region Team for the second straight year making the First Team in 2016 and the Third Team this season. He was on D3Baseball's All-American Honorable Mention Team last year and he is a three time AMCC All-Conference performer. Navedo 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.

D3Baseball Mideast All-Region Team

ABCA/Rawlings Mideast All-Region Team