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Offline NCWC

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Re: 2-Way Players
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2009, 09:18:18 pm »
Yost, for Averett in 2003.  Around .356 with 9 homeruns. 9-1 with a 2.40 on the mound.
16 USA South/ Dixie Conference titles, 12 Regional titles, 2  World Series titles

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Re: 2-Way Players
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2009, 10:46:22 am »
A question was asked why aren't there more two way players in D1?  I think one reason is the number of quality players that are avaiable at the D1 level.  They don't need to have that many two way players.  Another reason from my standpoint is the time and dedicaion of a practice schedule for two positions at the D1 level.  From watching D1 and D3 baseball the overall talent level of hitters are different.  D1 lineups go much deeper than a D3 lineups that I have watched.  Pitchers need to be focused and dedicated at the D1 level.  D3 you can actually be a thrower and not a pitcher and get by.  Not bad mouthing either level just something I have noticed.


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Re: 2-Way Players
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2009, 11:12:09 am »
Some good points there baseballdad.  When you take the practice and work that pitchers do then add on top of that the work involved with being a hitter and a position player, that really adds up to a lot of extra wear and tear in the course of a few months.  You would have to think some coaches just don't want to risk the chance of injury either if you are a good starting pitcher, they are not that easy to come by so that may be why some coaches are reluctant to do it. I'm sure there are more kids across the country that could effectively do both but just never get the chance if they at a top pitcher on their team.

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Re: 2-Way Players
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2009, 01:11:17 pm »
Here is a quick list of the national all-americans who were listed as utility players.

1985: Steve Durelli, NC Wesleyan
1988: Rod Correia, Mass Dartmouth;  Tom Aldrich, Bowdoin
1989: John Nielson, Carleton; Dave Niemeyer, William Penn; Matt Malario, Marietta

1990: Paul Urrutia, Claremont-Mudd-Scripts
1991: Dave Kennedy, Montclair State; Mike McCarroll, Marietta; John Neilson, Carleton
1992: Doug Huffman, Marietta
1993: Harry Torgerson, Illinois Benedictine; Mike Susi, Eastern Conn State; Chris Coste, Concordia-Morehead
1996: Kevin O'Leary Bridgewater State (Mass); Garvin Winfield, Carthage
1997: Joe Thomas, MariettaMike Garvis, Emory; Cale Shepherd, Chapman; Kevin Montelbano, William Paterson
1998: Dan Farnham, Marietta

2000: Eric Albright, Chapman; Dam Marchetti, Ohio Wesleyan; Eric Servais, Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Zack Brown, Tufts
2001: Derek Johnson, Denison; Nick Johnson, Ripon; Scott Allan, Montclair State; Nik Lubisich, Willamette
2002: Todd Meyer, Alvernia; Travis Teeter, Rensselaer; Brady Endl, Wisconsin-Whitewater; Steve Plucinski, Lakeland
2003: Nick Johnson, Ripon; Tyler Mott, Ohio Wesleyan; Thomas Meeks, Ferrum; Jason Beale, Ferrum; Derek Dormanen, Concordia-Morehead
2004: Brady Endl, Wisconsin.-Whitewater; Drew Shamrock, Denison; Josh Lee, McMurry
2005: Derrick Jones, George Fox; Zach Lutz, Alvernia
2006: Jason Connely, Western New England; Jeremy Peters, Ithaca; Matt Fuller, St John Fisher; Zack Lutz, Alvernia

2007: Kurt Yacko, Chapman; Shawn Gilblair, Eastern Conn; Jordan Zimmermann, UW-SP; Zach Lutz, Alvernia; Adam Rosen, Maryville; Andy Shields, Washington (Mo.); Sam Mann, Wash. & Jeff
2008: Shane Wolf, Ithaca; Chandler Barnard, Trinity (Conn.); Ken Carroll, RPI; Kurt Yacko, Chapman; Scott     Fisher, Richard Stockton; Greg Ford, Keene State


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Re: 2-Way Players
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2009, 11:19:22 pm »
As for "NEXTEL" guys, that is what Coach Anderson from SU calls them, must point out (Soph), Greg VanSickler

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The 2008 USA South Conference and Virginia State Sports Information Directors Association Rookie of the Year... Outstanding competitor… has All-America potential... As a freshman: earned league Rookie of the Year honors after hitting .439 overall and an even .500 in league play... was named either the league's rookie pitcher or rookie player of the week in every week except one this spring... earned first team All-USA South honors at utility... named USA South Conference Rookie Player of the Week on February 25 after contributing five hits in eight at-bats in wins over Waynesburg and DeSales... drove in four runs in those two contests... was named USA South Conference Rookie Pitcher of the Week on March 3 after scattering nine hits in a 7-3 win over Methodist on March 1... did not walk a batter and had four strikeouts in that victory... grabbed his third league honor in four weeks after hitting .529 as the Hornets played Piedmont, LaGrange and Christopher Newport twice and Gettysburg and Maryville one time... had one double and one home run in those contests... grabbed his second Rookie pitcher honor on March 24 after beating Averett 9-7 on March 22... also hit .467 at the plate for the week... earned another USA South Conference player honor on March 31 after hitting .429 with five runs scored, five RBI and two walks as SU defeated Dickinson and swept Ferrum... went 4 for 6 with a double and a pair of RBI against NC Wesleyan on April 6 to help earn another USA South Conference Player honor on April 7... also had a win on the mound (over EMU) during that week... kept the streak going by being named again on April 14 after hitting .642 in games against Catholic, Frostburg and a pair against Greensboro... hit .667 over the weekend series with Greensboro... capped his year by being named Rookie of the Year for the entire department... also named second team All-South by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

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