Badamo Earns Consensus All-American Status

Badamo Earns Consensus All-American Status

Dowling College senior and ECC Pitcher of the Year, Tyler Badamo, has earned consensus All-American honors with his selection to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Daktronics, and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) teams. Badamo earned First Team status on the ABCA and Daktronics lists and was a Second Team selection by the NCBWA.

Badamo finished the season with a 9-3 record in 15 appearances and 13 starts. Over 108.1 innings pitched, he compiled a 0.83 earned run average, struck out 129 hitters, and allowed only 75 hits, five of which went for extra bases. His ERA was second in all of Division II, while his strikeout total tied for first in the nation. He also tossed five complete games and two shutouts and had a streak of 72.2 innings without allowing an earned run.

St. Thomas Aquinas' Rich Baerga was the only other ECC student-athlete listed on any of the three teams. Baerga, who led the ECC with a .368 batting average and 85 hits, earned a spot on the NCBWA Honorable Mention list for the second straight year.

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2014 ABCA Division II All-America Team
First Team  
1B - Giancarlo Brugnoni, Sr., Grand Valley St.
2B - Tyler Tichenor, So., Trevecca Nazarene
3B - Tony Viger, Sr., Augustana
SS - Erik Lunde, Sr., Lander
IF - Phillip Wilson, Sr., Central Oklahoma
OF - Jay Gonzalez, Jr., University of Mount Olive
OF - Nick Howell, Sr., Trevecca Nazarene
OF - Austin Kaiser, Sr., Colorado Mesa
OF - Bradon Reitano, Sr., University of Mount Olive
C - Jack Goihl, Jr., Augustana
DH - Wes Koenig, Sr., St. Edward's
SP - Dan Altavilla, Jr., Mercyhurst
SP - Tyler Badamo, Sr., Dowling
SP - Jordan DeLorenzo, Jr., University of West Florida
SP - Brannon Easterling, Sr., St. Edwards
RP - Luke Barker, Jr., Chico State
    
Second Team
1B - Connor Lewis, Sr., Lander
2B - Daniel Fraga, Sr., UNC Pembroke
3B - Frank Crinella, So., Merrimack
SS - Will Kengor, Sr., Slippery Rock
IF - Joey Miller, Sr., Concord
OF - Patrick Grady, Sr., Lander
OF - Chris Knott, Sr., East Strousburg State
OF - Cody Robinson, Sr., Northeastern State
OF - Nick Thimesch, Sr., Drury
C - Steve Hazel, Jr., Georgia College and State
DH - Patrick Rients, Jr., SW Minnesota St.
SP - Nick Baker, Sr., Chico State
SP - Craig Brooks, Jr., Catawba
SP - Paul Hvozdovic, Sr., Shepherd
SP - Trevor Oaks, So., Cal Baptist
RP - Benjamin Criscuolo, Fr., Southern New Hampshire
    
Third Team
1B - Blake Stringer, Sr., Oklahoma Christian
2B - Logan Knox, Jr., Regis
3B - Joel Lutz, Sr., Lubbock Christian
SS - Nate Robertson, Jr., Colorado Mesa
IF - Brandon Wilson, Sr., Lubbock Christian
OF - David Armendariz, Sr., Cal Poly Pomona
OF - Ryan Degner, Jr., Missouri Western
OF - Jonathan Freemyer, Sr., NW Oklahoma St
OF - Jackson Oliver, So., Columbus State
OF - Jamie Potts, Jr., Grand Valley State
C - Sal Giardina, Sr., Lynn
DH - Nico Delerme, Sr., East Strousburg St.
SP - Will Landsheft, Sr., Drury
SP - Ethan Bader, Sr., Armstrong Atlantic State
SP - Jason Hoppe, Sr., Minnesota St.
SP - Dylan James, Sr., West Texas St
SP - Preston Packrall, Sr., University of Tampa
RP - Reese Gregory, So., St. Cloud State

Pitcher of The Year - Dan Altavilla Jr. Mercyhurst
Position Player of the Year - Austin Kaiser Sr. Colorado Mesa
DII Player of the Year - Austin Kaiser Sr. Colorado Mesa