Duran Named Regional Pitcher of the Year; Six Earn ABCA All-East Region Honors

Duran Named Regional Pitcher of the Year; Six Earn ABCA All-East Region Honors

Central Islip, N.Y. - Six East Coast Conference student-athletes were named to the 2009 ABCA All-East Region teams, including Regional Pitcher of the Year Gabriel Duran (Dowling).

Duran, who has tied a Dowling single season record for wins, has a 9-2 record with a 1.45 ERA, which is good for 4th in all of Division II. In 80.2 innings, he has struck out 79 batters and leads Division II in Hits Allowed per 9 innings. He has also saved 2 games, including the Golden Lions' East Region clinching victory over Adelphi.

Senior pitcher Keith Couch from Adelphi University joins Duran as a First Team selection.   Couch led the Panthers' pitching staff this season, compiling a 9-2 overall record with a 1.31 ERA.  In his 89.1 innings, he struck out 75 batters while holding his opponents to a .205 average.

Senior first baseman Bill Melillo (Adelphi), senior catcher Ryan Boelsen (Adelphi), junior outfielder T.J. Greig (Molloy) and junior pitcher Pete Budkevics (C.W. Post) round out the ECC representation with Second Team nods.

2009 ABCA All- East Region Team

First Team

Pos

Name

School

1B

Ryan Geffert

So. Conn. St.

2B

Mike Baillargeon

Assumption

3B

Mike DiReda

Assumption

 

PJ Rodriguez

Nyack

UTL

Ted Lerud

Franklin Pierce

C

Mike Dowd

Franklin Pierce

OF

Cody Holliday

Wilmington

OF

Derek Migrants

Assumption

OF

Jeff Bercume

Merrimack

OF

Ray Keelan

Caldwell

P

Gabriel Duran

Dowling

P

Kyle Vazquez

Franklin Pierce

P

Keith Couch

Adelphi

P

Ted Haley

U-Mass Lowell

RP

Justin Moore

Dominican

DH

Derek Ingui

Franklin Pierce

Second Team

Pos

Name

School

1B

Bill Melillo

Adelphi

2B

Charlie Pagliarulo

Bentley

3B

Corey Huffine

Post

 

Tyler Mentzer

Philadelphia

UTL

Willie Mann

Dominican

C

Ryan Boelsen

Adelphi

OF

TJ Greig

Molloy

OF

James Roche

Bentley

OF

Kevin Rivers

Franklin Pierce

OF

Alexi Colon

Dominican

P

Tom Cote

Franklin Pierce

P

Tom Kahl

Dominican

P

Matt Guisti

Stonehill

P

Pete Budkevics

C.W. Post

RP

Rob Nicholas

Franklin Pierce

C

Ricky Maldonado

Bloomfield

Position Player of the Year: Mike Baillargeon, Sr., Assumption
Pitcher of the Year: Gabriel Duran, So., Dowling
Rookie of the Year: Mike Dowd, Fr., Franklin Pierce
Coach of the Year: Rick Giannetti, Dominican