DeCarli Headlines ECC Representation on NCBWA All-Region Teams

DeCarli Headlines ECC Representation on NCBWA All-Region Teams

Bridgeport, Conn. - Twelve student-athletes from the East Coast Conference were named All-Region selections by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Tuesday afternoon.  ECC Pitcher of the Year, Jake DeCarli from LIU Post, was the lone First Team selection.

DeCarli was dominant on the mound for the Pioneers this season, finishing with a 6-1 record and a 0.76 earned run average. In 71.0 innings pitched on the year, he allowed only 35 hits for a miniscule .148 batting average against, and also struck out 60 hitters. In addition, his ERA currently ranks third in all of Division II.

Five ECC standouts including ECC Player of the Year, Stanley Susana, and ECC Rookie of the Year, Giovanni Dingcong of St. Thomas Aquinas, earned spots on the Second Team. Joseph Pena is the third student-athlete from ECC Champion, St. Thomas Aquinas, to make the list, while Bridgeport's Tim Bickford and PJ Martino round out the ECC representation on the Second Team.

Six earned a spot on the Honorable Mention list, as well. They are David Groeneveld (LIU Post), John Ascenzia (Bridgeport), John Cruz (Dowling), RJ Going (Dowling), Rob Anderson (Bridgeport), and Shea Spitzbarth (Molloy).

2015 NCBWA All-East Region Team
First Team
C: Matt Walsh, Franklin Pierce
1B: Mike Montville, Southern New Hampshire
2B: Josh Swirchak, Wilmington
3B: Jay Jabs, Franklin Pierce
SS: Dan Fratus, Stonehill
OF: Cristian Fiorito, Concordia
OF: Sam Goings, Wilmington
OF: Carson Helms, Southern New Hampshire
DH: Chris LaVorgna, Franklin Pierce
UTL: Frank Samluck, Wilmington
SP: Jake DeCarli, LIU Post
SP: Brendan O'Rourke, Franklin Pierce
SP: Dominic Raia, Chestnut Hill
RP: Tyler Fries, Wilmington

Second Team
C: Matt Lopes, Wilmington
1B: Brennan Price, Felician
2B: Joseph Pena, St. Thomas Aquinas
3B: Stanley Susana, St. Thomas Aquinas    
SS: Christian Adorono, Wilmington
OF: Giovanni Dingcong, St. Thomas Aquinas
OF: Chris Hoyt, Stonehill
OF: John Razzino, Franklin Pierce
DH: Tim Bickford, Bridgeport
UTL: Matt O’Herron, Franklin Pierce
SP: Mike Lundin, Franklin Pierce
SP: Jonathon Mulford, Adelphi
SP: Jamie Treml, Wilmington
RP: PJ Martino, Bridgeport

NCBWA East Player of the Year: Jay Jabs, Franklin Pierce, Sophomore
NCBWA East Pitcher of the Year: Brendan O'Rourke, Franklin Pierce, Senior
NCBWA Coach of the Year: Jayson King, Franklin Pierce

Honorable Mention
1B: David Groeneveld, LIU Post
2B: Nick Baviello, Southern Connecticut State
SS: John Ascenzia, Bridgeport
OF: John Cruz, Dowling
OF: Tom Nagy, Bentley
OF: Erik Poldroo, Concordia
UTL: RJ Going, Dowling
SP: Rob Anderson, Bridgeport
SP: Shea Spitzbarth, Molloy
SP: Cole Warren, Southern New Hampshire
RP: Paul Fahey, Franklin Pierce