Marlins Place Two on ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Squad

Photos by: Jerry Sprouse - jerrysprouse.photoreflect.com
Photos by: Jerry Sprouse - jerrysprouse.photoreflect.com

Marlins Place Two on ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Squad

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Senior Justin Erby and freshman Patrick Monteverde were recognized on the ABCA/Rawlings All-South Region Second Team as the squads were announced.

Erby, fresh off a D3baseball.com First Team All-South Region nod, finds himself on the ABCA/Rawlings second team. He was an ABCA/Rawlings All-South Third Team selection last year.

Erby consistently found himself third in the Marlin batting order this season, capitalizing to lead the squad in several major offensive categories. He batted .389, scored 46 runs, drove in 41 more, and connected on five home runs, all team bests. He also stole eight bases and contributed 22 extra-base hits on the year.

Monteverde continues to see accolades roll in after an impressive rookie campaign which saw him garner ODAC Rookie of the Year laurels.

Monteverde moved right to the top of VWC's rotation as he went 6-2 overall and 6-1 in league play on the way to posting an overall-best 2.20 ERA. That mark sits at 2.29 in league play, fifth-best among qualifying hurlers. The Marlins' southpaw tossed a league-high 59.0 innings against conference foes (73.2 overall) and fanned the second-most batters (38) while on the hill. His 52 overall punchouts rank third. Monteverde enters the tournament having pitched six or more innings in each of his past five starts, going 4-1 during that span.

2017 South-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

NCAA Div. III South All-Region First Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Tom LaBriola

Sr.

Salisbury

MD

1B

Kyle Mathews

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite

VA

2B

Brad Pennington

Fr.

NC Wesleyan

NC

3B

Blake Butcher

Sr.

LaGrange

GA

SS

Tavin Thompson

Sr.

LaGrange

GA

OF

Joe Hall

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite

VA

OF

Drew Judson

Jr.

Hendrix

AK

OF

Cole Migliorini

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

VA

OF

Trey Mears

Sr.

Wesley

DE

DH

Jake Loew

Sr.

Shenandoah

VA

UT

Pete Grasso

Sr.

Salisbury

MD

P

Stephen Himic

Sr.

Birmingham-Southern

AL

P

Billy Dimlow

So.

Emory

GA

P

Ryan Broaderick

Jr.

LaGrange

GA

P

Colin Morse

Jr.

Shenandoah

VA

 

NCAA Div. III South All-Region Second Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Dan Cameron

Sr.

Shenandoah

VA

1B

Caleb Bloye

Jr.

Covenant

GA

2B

Trevor Denton

Jr.

Guilford

NC

2B

Jeff Butler

So.

Randolph-Macon

VA

3B

Jorge Leon

So.

Hendrix

AR

3B

Jack Barry

So.

Salisbury

MD

SS

Alfred Francis

Sr.

Berry

GA

SS

Chris Seibert

Jr.

Wesley

DE

OF

Matt Lillard

Jr.

Hendrix

AR

OF

Blane Swift

Sr.

LaGrange

GA

OF

Sean Guida

Jr.

Roanoke

VA

OF

Justin Erby

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan

VA

DH

Casey Bell

Sr.

LaGrange

GA

P

Ryan Gaines

Sr.

Birmingham-Southern

AL

P

Michael Thomas

Sr.

Christopher Newport

VA

P

Jeff Oster

Sr.

Salisbury

MD

P

Patrick Monteverde

Fr.

Virginia Wesleyan

VA

P

Jonathan Fleckenstein

Sr.

LaGrange

GA

P

Tyler Hott

Sr.

Shenandoah

VA

 

NCAA Div. III South All-Region Third Team

Pos.

Player

Cl.

School

State

C

Will Hylton

Sr.

Lynchburg

VA

1B

Luke Nussman

So.

Shenandoah

VA

2B

Tristan Baker

So.

Shenandoah

VA

3B

Ryan Weston

Sr.

Washington & Lee

VA

SS

David Scott

Sr.

Birmingham-Southern

AL

SS

Trey Akins

So.

Sewanee

TN

OF

Lane Deaver

Sr.

Ferrum

VA

OF

Brady Ballstadt

So.

Piedmont

GA

OF

Abel Arocho

Sr.

Shenandoah

VA

OF

Seth Brosius

Sr.

York

PA

UT

Rich Misischia

So.

Birmingham-Southern

AL

P

Hunter Peck

So.

Ferrum

VA

P

Piero Amador

Jr.

Greensboro

NC

P

Andrew Weekley

Sr.

LaGrange

GA

P

Nick Ferngren

Jr.

Rhodes

TN

P

Danny Devereux

So.

Washington & Lee

VA

 

All-Region Position Player of the Year: Pete Grasso, Sr., Util., Salisbury

All-Region Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Broaderick, Jr., LaGrange