Baseball earns major conference accolades
Pitcher Patrick Maybach ’20 was named rookie of the year and head coach Eric Cirella was named coach of the year as the Commonwealth Coast Conference announced its major award winners for baseball. In addition, 11 Seahawks were named to all-conference teams.
Maybach finished the regular season with a 0.91 ERA, going 6-0 with one save in seven appearances. Both his ERA and win total were the best in the conference. Maybach also ranks in the top 10 nationally in ERA (0.91, fourth) and walks and hits per inning pitched (0.83, seventh). In five of his appearances (three starts) he did not allow a run.
Cirella and the Seahawks dominated in conference play and were also strong regionally and nationally. He led his team to a 30-9 overall record, going 14-2 in conference. In the most recent national polls, Salve ranked No. 15 and No. 20. The team was at the top of conference leaderboards in a virtually every category, including hits, runs, doubles, RBI, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, ERA and opponents’ batting average.
In addition to Maybach, who was named to the second team, Seahawks named to all-conference teams included:
- Colton Eremian ’19 – first team, third baseman
- Jimmy Fitzgerald ’18 – second team, pitcher
- Dylan Ketch ’20 – second team, outfielder
- John Militano ’18 – third team, second baseman
- Alex Perry ’18 – second team, first baseman
- Cory Poplawski ’17 – first team, pitcher
- Brody Santilli ’19 – third team, outfielder
- Hunter Sleeper ’17 – second team, shortstop
- Zack Smith ’19 – second team, outfielder
- Christian Vargas ’18 – first team, catcher