2009 NCBWA Division III Players of the Year

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
KENOSHA, Wis. – The NCAA Division III members of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association have selected Pomona-Pitzer College first baseman Drew Hedman (Sr., Redding, Calif./Shasta) as the NCBWA NCAA Division III Hitter of the Year, while Trinity College’s Jeremiah Bayer (Sr., Greenfield, Mass./Deerfield Academy) was named NCBWA NCAA Division III Pitcher of the Year. Hedman was a unanimous pick of the eight-member sports information director’s panel, while Bayer received seven-of-eight first-place votes.

Hedman was named “D3baseball.com Player of the Year, “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, American Baseball Coaches Association/Collegiate Baseball “Co-Player of the Year,” ABCA first-team All-America, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .500 batting average, 60 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs (leads NCAA Division III), 79 RBI, 13-of-13 stolen bases, a 1.038 slugging percentage and a .578 on-base percentage.

Bayer was named “D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year,” “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, ABCA first-team All-America, the New England Small College Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year,” first-team all-conference and New England Regional Championship all-tournament with a 12-1 record, a 0.85 earned run average, 8.88 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.27 walks per nine innings.

Regional Position Players of the Year
New England

Sean Killeen, Catcher

Trinity College

Sr., Greenfield, Mass.

Named ABCA and “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, the New England Small College Athletic Association “Player of the Year,” first-team all-conference and New England Regional Championship all-tournament with a .440 batting average, 57 runs scored 18 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 53 RBI, three stolen bases, an .846 slugging percentage and a .565 on-base percentage.

New York

Patrick Reardon, Catcher

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jr., Troy, N.Y. (LaSalle Institute)

Named ABCA and “D3baseball.com” second-team All-America, the Liberty League “Player of the Year” with a .409 batting average, 61 RBI, 22 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 54 RBI, seven stolen bases, a .689 slugging percentage and a .491 on-base percentage.

Mid-Atlantic

Mike Moceri, Second Base

Kean University

Jr., Yardville, N.J. (Hamilton East)

Named ABCA and “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, the New Jersey Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .433 batting average, 54 runs scored, 22 doubles, seven triples, two home runs, 59 RBI, nine stolen bases, a .640 slugging percentage and a .460 on-base percentage.

South

Mike Celenza , First Base

Salisbury University

Jr. Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard)

Named ABCA and “D3baseball.com” second-team All-America, the Capital Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .469 batting average, 62 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, 57 RBI, a .781 slugging percentage and a .581 on-base percentage.

Mideast

Tim Tepe, Shortstop

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder)

Named ABCA first-team All-America, “D3baseball.com” second-team All-America, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .489 batting average, 57 runs scored, 21 doubles, six triples, seven home runs, 58 RBI, a .792 slugging percentage and a .536 on-base percentage.

Central

Andy Fuiten, Outfielder

Webster University

Sr., Decatur, Ill. (Lincoln College)

Named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .407 batting average, 53 runs scored, 11 doubles, 15 home runs, 58 RBI, nine stolen bases, an .822 slugging percentage and a .532 on-base percentage.

Midwest

Kyle Johnson, Catcher

Concordia College (Moorhead)

Sr., Cambridge, Minn. (Cambridge-Isanti)

Named ABCA third-team All-America, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .404 batting average, 29 runs scored, 14 home runs, 36 RBI, a .947 slugging percentage and a .540 on-base percentage.

West

Drew Hedman, First Base

Sr., Redding, Calif. (Shasta)

Pomona-Pitzer College

Named “D3baseball.com Player of the Year, “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, ABCA “Co-Player of the Year,” ABCA first-team All-America, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference “Player of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a .500 batting average, 60 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, 23 home runs (leads NCAA Division III), 79 RBI, 13-of-13 stolen bases, a 1.038 slugging percentage and a .578 on-base percentage.

Regional Pitchers of the Year

New England

Jeremiah Bayer

Trinity College

Sr., Greenfield, Mass. (Deerfield Academy)

Named “D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year,” “D3baseball.com” first-team All-America, ABCA first-team All-America, the New England Small College Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year,” first-team all-conference and New England Regional Championship all-tournament with a 12-1 record, a 0.85 earned run average, 8.88 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.27 walks per nine innings.

New York

Andrew Mondo

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jr., Clifton Park, N.Y. (Shenendehowa)

Named ABCA second-team All-America and the Liberty League “Pitcher of the Year” with an 11-3 record, a 3.03 earned run average, 9.10 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.15 walks per nine innings and a .255 opponent batting average.

Mid-Atlantic

Zeb Engle

Ursinus College

Sr., Spring City, Pa. (Spring-Ford)

Named ABCA and “D3baseball.com” second-team All-America, Centennial Conference “Pitcher of the Year” and first-team all-conference with a 9-0 record, a 1.87 earned run average, 10.03 strikeouts per nine innings, 3.09 walks per nine innings and a .238 opponent batting average.

South

Noah Solomon

Trinity University

So., Austin, Texas (Anderson)

Named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” with a 5-1 record, a 1.94 earned run average, 8.17 strikeouts per nine innings, 3.60 walks per nine innings and a .196 opponent batting average.

Mideast

Mark Miller

College of Wooster

Sr., Convoy, Ohio (Crestview)

Named ABCA first-team All-America, North Coast Athletic Conference “Pitcher of the Year” and NCAA Division III Baseball Championship all-tournament with an 11-2 record, a 2.51 earned run average, 6.71 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.70 walks per nine innings and a .244 opponent batting average.

Central

Jerrold Martijn

Sr., Wartburg College

Orangestad, Aruba/Kirkwood CC

Named ABCA third-team All-America, first-team All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and IIAC “Pitcher of the Year” with a 10-1 record, a 3.51 earned run average, 9.33 strikeouts per nine innings and 4.06 walks per nine innings…opponents batted .233 against him.

Midwest

Matt Schuld, University of St. Thomas (Minn.)

Jr., Plymouth, Minn. (Robbinsdale-Armstrong)

Name ABCA first-team All-America, “D3baseball.com” third-team All-America, first-team All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III Baseball Championship all-tournament with a 12-1 record, a 3.25 earned run average, 8.00 strikeouts per nine innings, 3.08 walks per nine innings and a .234 opponent batting average.

West

Brett Holland, Texas-Tyler

Sr., Lindale, Texas

Named American Southwest Conference East Division “Pitcher of the Year” with a 9-5 record, a 3.24 earned run average, 11.93 strikeouts per nine innings, 2.61 walks per nine innings and a .252 opponent batting average.

Position Player of the Year Voting
Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TP
Drew Hedman
8
64
Sean Killeen
5
1
2
51
Tim Tepe
1
5
2
47
Mike Moceri
1
2
2
1
1
1
38
Mike Celenza
2
2
2
1
1
27
Patrick Reardon
2
4
1
1
23
Kyle Johnson
3
3
2
20
Andy Fuiten
1
1
2
4
18
Pitcher of the Year Voting
Name
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TP
Jeremiah Bayer
7
1
62
Mark Miller
3
3
1
1
45
Zeb Engle
2
1
4
1
43
Matt Schuld
1
2
2
1
1
1
41
Andrew Mondo
1
3
2
1
1
27
Noah Solomon
1
1
2
1
1
2
26
Brett Holland
1
1
2
2
2
25
Jerrold Martijn
1
1
1
2
3
19