FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
RICHMOND, Va. (January 15, 2009) – George Mason senior outfielder Scott Krieger was selected as the 2009 CAA baseball preseason Player of the Year in voting by the league’s head coaches.
Krieger batted .381 with 16 doubles, a school-record 21 homers and 60 RBI in 2008 and has already been named to preseason All-America teams selected by Collegiate Baseball and Ping! Baseball. Krieger earned second-team All-CAA honors a year ago and was a first-team all-conference pick as a sophomore after hitting .365 with 20 homers and 68 RBI. He also received CAA All-Tournament team accolades in 2008 after belting five homers and setting tournament records with 14 RBI and 32 total bases in four games. Krieger is on pace to become Mason’s career leader in several offensive categories.
Krieger was one of four George Mason players chosen to the preseason All-CAA baseball team. He was joined by junior first baseman Justin Bour (.398, 15 HR, 65 RBI), junior second baseman Ryan Soares (.315, 49 RBI) and junior catcher Chris Henderson (.339, 41 RBI).
Georgia State and James Madison each had three players selected to the squad. Representing the Panthers are junior third baseman Bradley Logan (.376, 11 HR, 63 RBI), senior designated hitter/infielder Derek Simmons (.379, 32 RBI) and junior pitcher Robinson Polanco (8-4, 4.35 ERA). Making the team from the Dukes are junior outfielder Alex Foltz (.355, 7 HR, 38 RBI), sophomore pitcher/infielder Trevor Knight (7-3, 6 svs./.360) and sophomore pitcher Turner Phelps (8-0, 3.87 ERA).
Rounding out the preseason All-CAA team are Towson junior shortstop Nick Natoli (.349, 37 RBI), who was the CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, William & Mary senior outfielder Rob Nickle (.331, 48 RBI) and UNC Wilmington sophomore relief pitcher Stephen Harrold (4-2, 6 svs., 3.71 ERA).
2009 PRESEASON ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM
Player, School Pos. Cl. Hometown 2008 Stats
Chris Henderson, George Mason C Jr. Marlton, N.J. .339, 5 HR, 41 RBI
Justin Bour, George Mason 1B Jr. Centreville, Va. .398, 15 HR, 65 RBI
Ryan Soares, George Mason 2B Jr. Harwich, Mass. .315, 7 HR, 49 RBI
Nick Natoli, Towson SS Jr. Ellicott City, Md. .349, 3 HR, 37 RBI, 17 SB
Bradley Logan, Georgia State 3B Jr. Augusta, Ga. .376, 11 HR, 63 RBI
Scott Krieger, George Mason OF Sr. Towson, Md. .381, 21 HR, 60 RBI
Alex Foltz, James Madison OF Jr. Mathias, W.Va. .355, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 19 SB
Rob Nickle, William & Mary OF Sr. Amelia, Va. .331, 10 HR, 48 RBI
Trevor Knight, James Madison P/IF So. Charlottesville, Va. 7-3, 6 svs., 6.25 ERA/.360, 28 RBI
Derek Simmons, Georgia State DH/IF Sr. Duluth, Ga. .379, 6 HR, 32 RBI
Turner Phelps, James Madison SP So. Roanoke, Va. 8-0, 3.87 ERA, 86 K’s
Robinson Polanco, Georgia State SP Jr. Puerto Plato, D.R. 8-4, 4.35 ERA, 71 K’s
Stephen Harrold, UNC Wilmington RP So. Raleigh, N.C. 4-2, 6 svs., 3.71 ERA
Honorable Mention: Frank Pesanello, C, Northeastern; Jason Stifler, C, Towson; Ryan Cuneo, 1B, Delaware; Richard Gonzales, 2B, VCU; James Williamson, 2B, William & Mary; Gerard Hall, SS, Old Dominion; Matt Prokopowicz, 3B, Hofstra; Matt Van Horn, OF, Georgia State; Mike Tamsin, IF, Northeastern; Daniel Cropper, SP, UNC Wilmington; Dan Gerjets, SP, George Mason; Cameron Roth, SP, UNC Wilmington; Jordan Flasher, RP, George Mason; Josh Squatrito, RP, Towson