Baseball wins ten All-CCC Team honors, Pitcher of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) recently announced its 2022 Baseball All-Conference Teams and major award winners. Ten Seahawks were selected as honorees, including two that were named as Pitcher of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
As Pitcher of the Year, Dominic Perachi ’23 was nearly untouchable on the mound for Salve Regina as he led the league in eight wins, 99 strikeouts, and an ERA of 0.47. His miniscule earned run average is also best in all of NCAA Division III this year. Nationally, Perachi is also sixth in the division in strikeouts, third in strikeouts per nine (15.36), and ninth in WHIP (0.83). His 4.97 hits allowed per nine is also ninth in the country. He allowed just three earned runs all season, contributing to his 8-0 record over nine starts. He also had five games with double-digit strikeouts, peaking at 17 Ks against Wentworth. He was selected as the CCC Pitcher of the Week four times this year.
The Defensive Player of the Year was Dylan Ketch ’20, who is currently a graduate student. Ketch was fantastic behind the plate for Salve Regina this year, committing just one error and two passed balls in 37 games. He recorded a fielding percentage of .997, while commanding a pitching staff that currently holds a 3.05 ERA and leads the league with 11.75 strikeouts per nine innings.
Joining Perachi on the All-CCC First Team pitchers mound was Salve Regina reliever Andrew Roman ’22. Around the infield, Michael Breen ’24 earned the spot at shortstop. The All-CCC Second Team included pitcher Patrick Maybach ’20, a current graduate student; outfielder Matt D’Amato ’23; and Dustin Siqueira ’21, a current graduate student, who was named the utility player. Starting pitcher Brayden Clark ’24, along with outfielders Brandon Grover ’24 and Tyler Petrosino ’24 represented the Seahawks on the All-CCC Third Team.
Voting for the All-CCC Teams and major awards was conducted by the nine CCC baseball head coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. For the complete list of All-CCC honorees and major award winners, go here.
The Commonwealth Coast Conference, founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of 10 full member and two associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 19 intercollegiate sports.