Six earn conference honors, Kelly named rookie of the year
The baseball team placed six players on the 2013 Commonwealth Coast Conference all-conference team, headlined by a rookie of the year selection for Ryan Kelly ’16.
Kelly, a first-team outfielder, ranks amid the top six in the league for seven offensive categories. He is currently first in leading the league in runs scored (52), while also ranking among the top in stolen bases (25), total bases (71), on base percentage (.478), slugging percentage (.573) and hits (44). Kelly hit .355 on the season and also recorded 26 RBI, drew 16 walks, hit eight doubles, legged out five triples and belted three home runs.
Joining Kelly on the first team are designated hitter Tyler Colby ’14, catcher Dominic Di Sano ’14 and pitcher Kyle Pheland ’15.
Colby currently leads the league in batting average (.413) with 10 of his 43 hits going for extra bases (nine doubles, one triple). He ranks eighth in the league with 28 runs batted in and has scored 22 runs in addition to swiping six bases.
Di Sano ranks fourth in the league in RBI (33) while batting .368 with 12 doubles, one triple and three home runs. His .570 slugging percentage ranks second on the Seahawks, just behind Kelly.
Overall, Pheland has a 6-2 record and a 2.55 earned run average, which ranks fifth in the league. Entering the postseason, he had the most innings pitched on the Seahawks (49.1) and had struck out 34 batters, good for 6.20 strikeouts per game.
The league’s leading run-producer, Joe Haley ’15, was named to the second team as a third baseman. He tops all conference players with 36 runs batted in, and has belted 12 doubles and three triples while stealing six bases.
Ryan Sweenor ’16 was named to the second team as an outfielder. He ranks second on the team in batting with 11 doubles, and hit his first collegiate home run during the first home doubleheader of the season for the Seahawks.