Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:27

Lenoir-Rhyne's St. Clair Named to Two All-Region Teams

Thomas St. Clair finished the season with a 10-4 record, a 2.28 earned run average and a school single-season record of 116 strikeouts Thomas St. Clair finished the season with a 10-4 record, a 2.28 earned run average and a school single-season record of 116 strikeouts Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Thomas St. Clair has been named to both the CCA and the NCBWA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Baseball First Teams. CCA is the Conference Commissioner’s Association and the NCBWA is the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

St. Clair, a senior pitcher from Winston-Salem, N.C., was named the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher Of The Year in April after finishing the season with a 10-4 record, a 2.28 earned run average and a school single-season record of 116 strikeouts.

St. Clair also threw three complete games including one shutout and set a school single-game mark of 17 strikeouts in a 9-0 win over Anderson on Friday, February 24, in Anderson, S.C.

St. Clair was named the league pitcher of the week four times, region pitcher of the week twice and the Division II national pitcher of the week by the NCBWA for his performance against the Trojans. St. Clair also finished his career with 284 strikeouts, three off tying the school record.

The CCA teams are voted on by members of D2SIDA, the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association. All first team D2CCA NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region selections will be included on the ballot for All-America consideration. The D2CCA NCAA Division II All-American teams will be announced on Friday, May 26.


2017 NCAA Division II All-Southeast
Region Baseball Teams

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE BASEBALL WRITERS ASSOCITION
First Team
SP - Joseph Benitez, Sr., USC Aiken
SP - Austin Hutchison, Sr., Mount Olive
SP - Thomas St. Clair, Sr., Lenoir-Rhyne
RP - Zach Mozingo, Sr., Mount Olive
C - Andrew Webster, Sr., Barton
1B - Mason McClellan, Jr., Columbus State
2B - Hunter Merrill, Sr., Mars Hill
3B - Chase Allen, So., Limestone
SS - Brandon Benson, Sr., Georgia College
OF - Nick Beinlich, Jr., Belmont-Abbey
OF - Michael Gouge, Sr., North Georgia
OF - Luke Setzer, Jr., Catawba
DH - Zach Mozingo, Sr., Mount Olive
UTIL - Calvin Hawke, Sr., Barton

Second Team
SP - Caleb Kutsche, Sr., Columbus State
SP - Daniel McCrary, Jr., North Georgia
SP - Bruce Zimmerman, Sr., Mount Olive
RP - Bryan Blanton, Jr., Catawba
C - Zach Almond, Jr., Catawba
1B - Drew Ellis, Jr., Mount Olive
2B - Kyle Smith, Jr., Catawba
3B - Cal Gentry, Fr., Georgia College
SS - Connor Hoover, Jr., North Georgia
OF - Logan Augustine, Jr., Lincoln Memorial
OF - Mitchell Price, Sr., USC Aiken
OF - Mike Warren, Jr., Armstrong State
DH - Ryan Patterson, Sr., Armstrong State
UTIL - Colin Rosenbaum, Jr., Belmont-Abbey

Player of the Year - Brandon Benson, Sr., Georgia College
Pitcher of the Year - Austin Hutchison, Sr., Mount Olive
Coach of the Year - Carl Lancaster, Mount Olive

CONFERENCE COMMISSIONER'S ASSOCIATION
First Team
1B - Drew Ellis, Mount Olive, Jr.
2B - Hunter Merrill, Mars Hill, Sr.
3B - Cal Gentry, Georgia College, Fr.
SS - Brandon Benson, Georgia College, Sr.
C - Andrew Webster, Barton, Sr.
OF - Luke Setzer, Catawba, Jr.
OF - Michael Gouge, North Georgia, Sr.
OF - Nick Beinlich, Belmont Abbey, Jr.
DH - Ryan Patterson, Armstrong State, Sr.
UTIL (Non-Pitcher) - Luke Westerberg, USC Aiken, Sr.
UTIL (Pitcher) - Hayden Buffkin, UNC Pembroke, Sr.
SP - Austin Hutchison, Mount Olive, Sr.
SP - Joseph Benitez, USC Aiken Sr.
SP - Thomas St. Clair, Lenoir-Rhyne, Sr.
SP - Dylan Peppers, North Georgia, Sr.
RP - Zack Mozingo, Mount Olive, Sr.

Second Team
1B - Mason McClellan, Columbus State, Jr.
2B - Michael Bell, North Georgia, Sr.
3B - Chase Allen, Limestone, So.
SS - Ricky Surum, Mount Olive, Sr.
C - Zach Almond, Catawba, Jr.
OF - Logan Augustine, Lincoln Memorial, Jr.
OF - Mike Warren, Armstrong State, Jr.
OF - Mitchell Price, USC Aiken, Sr.
DH - Zack Mozingo, Mount Olive, Sr.
UTIL (Non-Pitcher) - Jarratt Mobley, UNC Pembroke, Fr.
UTIL (Pitcher) - Dominic Morabito, Lincoln Memorial, Jr.
SP - Bruce Zimmermann, Mount Olive, Sr.
SP - Daniel McCrary, North Georgia, Jr.
SP - Caleb Kutsche, Columbus State, Sr.
SP - Tucker Burgess, North Greenville, So.
RP - Bryan Blanton, Catawba, Jr.

Pitcher of the Year - Austin Hutchison, Mount Olive, Sr.
Player of the Year - Brandon Benson, Georgia College, Sr.

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