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McDaniel Leads Baseball Picks

McDaniel Leads Baseball Picks

FOREST, Va. - Senior J.J. McDaniel headlines seven Shenandoah University baseball players earning All-ODAC accolades in selections announced Thursday as part of the start of the 2015 ODAC Baseball Tournament.

McDaniel, along with classmate Nolan Overby and juniors Billy Arens and Ricky Pardo, were all named first team All-ODAC.

Junior Darrell Thompson, Michael Scimanico and Ryan Mossman round out the honorees as second team selections.

Thompson and Scimanico were selected as starting pitchers with Mossman, a pitcher/outfielder combination player, was selected at the utility spot.

The selections are the second ever for all but Pardo and Mossman, who are being honored for the second time.

McDaniel, who was named third team All-ODAC as a second baseman last season, earns first team honors this spring after hitting .412 with four home runs and 26 RBI.

He was named ODAC Player of the Week on April 6.

Arens repeats his first team honor from 2014, albeit at a new position. Shifting from shortstop to second base, Arens did not miss a beat this year as he is hitting .351 with two home runs and 22 RBI.

This past weekend, he had a walkoff double with one out in the ninth to drive in the winning run in a 3-2 ODAC win over Lynchburg.

Overby, a second team All-ODAC honoree last season, grabs first team designated hitter honors this year. The current ODAC Player of the Week is hitting .333 with a team-leading six home runs as well as 27 RBI.

Pardo, who has played both left and center field this season, rounds out the first team honorees with his .336 average.

Pardo has two home runs, 22 RBI and a second-best-on-team (to Arens) 31 runs scored.

Thompson, Scimanico and Mossman comprise 3/4 of the starting rotation, have a combined 12 wins and three saves and each has been named ODAC Pitcher of the Week this season.

Scimanico lead this trio with a 4-0 mark and 34 strikeouts in 44.0 innings pitched.

He has earned wins over Roanoke, Guilford, Hampden-Sydney, Randolph-Macon and Virginia Wesleyan in conference play.

Thompson, the Hornets No. 1 starter, is 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.

He defeated Guilford, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia Wesleyan and Emory and Henry in conference play.

Mossman, 3-0 with three saves in eight appearances, has a 1.69 ERA in 37 1/3 innings pitched.

Mossman is an every day player who is hitting .391 with a second-best-on-team 11 doubles in 87 at-bats. His batting average is an even .500 when he hits for himself as a pitcher.

2015 ALL-ODAC BASEBALL AWARDS
ODAC Player of the Year: Zach Bach, Sr., 1B, Virginia Wesleyan 
ODAC Pitcher of the Year: Sean Greiser, Jr., Virginia Wesleyan 
ODAC Coach of the Year: Ben Spotts, Eastern Mennonite
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Rick Spiers, Fr., OF/P, Randolph-Macon
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Jeff Gray, Sr., 1B, Hampden-Sydney



ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM

James Walsh

SP

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

Sean Greiser

SP

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Austin Marzullo

RP

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite

Will Black

C

So.

Roanoke

Zach Bach

1B

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Billy Arens

2B

Jr.

Shenandoah

J.J. McDaniel

3B

Sr.

Shenandoah

Justin Rodriguez

SS

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite

Joe Hall

OF

So.

Eastern Mennonite

Joe Rogers

OF

Sr.

Lynchburg

Ricky Pardo

OF

Jr.

Shenandoah

Nolan Overby

DH

Sr.

Shenandoah

Rick Spiers

UT

Fr.

Randolph-Macon

 
 
 
 

ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM

Michael Scimanico

SP

Jr.

Shenandoah

Darrell Thompson

SP

Jr.

Shenandoah

JT Williamson

RP

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Mitchell Keeler

C

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

Bransen Christopher

1B

Sr.

Emory & Henry

Joe Tomasulo

2B

Jr.

Lynchburg

Stuart Brown

3B

So.

Randolph-Macon

Cal Hodgert

SS

Fr.

Roanoke

Spencer Wiles

OF

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

Will Decker

OF

So.

Roanoke

Taylor Erby

OF

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Jonathan Munn

DH

So.

Lynchburg

Ryan Mossman

UT

Jr.

Shenandoah

 
 
 
 

ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM

Ryan Leake

SP

Jr.

Bridgewater

Steven Woerner

SP

Jr.

Bridgewater

Chad Hill

RP

Sr.

Roanoke

C.J. Lindsay

C

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Jeff Gray

1B

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney

Jordan Miller

2B

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Matt Murray

3B

Jr.

Virginia Wesleyan

Nate Meiners

SS

Sr.

Randolph-Macon

Darren Yoder

OF

Sr.

Bridgewater

Brian Kluge

OF

Sr.

Roanoke

Justin Erby

OF

So.

Virginia Wesleyan

Nick Maiolo

DH

Jr.

Randolph-Macon

Josh Mason

UT

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan

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