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Two Earn VaSID Baseball Honors

Two Earn VaSID Baseball Honors

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Rising seniors Billy Arens and Darrell Thompson have earned All-State honors for baseball in selections announced recently by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors.

Arens, a first team All-ODAC selection, was selected as a second baseman while Thompson was picked as a starting pitcher.

Both men were named to the VaSID All-State second team.

Thompson, the ODAC Tournament MVP, led the Hornets on the mound this season with a 7-1 record that included 57 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings pitched.

In addition to his ODAC Tournament MVP accolades, Thompson was named second team All-ODAC, ABCA and All-Region and to the Mideast Regional All-Tournament team.

Arens was also selected to the ODAC All-Tournament team and All-Region by the ABCA. He hit .329 this past spring with 53 hits in 161 at-bats.

SU opens its 2016 season in mid-February.

2015 VaSID College Division All-State Baseball Teams

First Team

C – Jono Haught, University of Mary Washington

1B – Zach Bach, Virginia Wesleyan College

2B – James Keller, University of Mary Washington

3B – Kevin Alvarez, Averett University

SS – Justin Rodriguez, Eastern Mennonite University

OF – Brandon Lineberry, Emory & Henry College

OF – Joe Hall, Eastern Mennonite University

OF – Mitch Moynihan,  University of Mary Washington

DH – Jonathan Munn, Lynchburg College

UTIL – Rick Spiers, Randolph-Macon College

SP – Ryan Van Assche, University of Mary Washington

SP – James Walsh, Randolph-Macon College

SP – Sean Greiser, Virginia Wesleyan College

RP – Tyler Daig, University of Mary Washington

RP – Sam Massie, Newport News Apprentice School

Second Team

C – Will Black, Roanoke College

1B – Timothy Coston, Averett University

2B – Billy Arens, Shenandoah University

3B – Chris McCollister, Bluefield College

SS – Nicholas Christopher, Virginia State University

OF – Adam Duncan, Ferrum College

OF – Brian Kluge, Roanoke College

OF – Lee Rossi, Newport News Apprentice School

DH – Ryan Hendrickson, Newport News Apprentice School

UTIL – Joe Rogers, Lynchburg College

SP – Darrell Thompson, Shenandoah University

SP – Mike Brumfield, Newport News Apprentice School

SP – Jay Dee Johnson III, Virginia State University

RP – Austin Marzullo, Eastern Mennonite University

RP – J.T. Williamson, Virginia State University


Player of the Year: Jono Haught, University of Mary Washington

Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Van Assche, University of Mary Washington

Rookie of the Year: Rick Spiers, Randolph-Macon College

Coach of the Year: Bryan Cave, Newport News Apprentice School

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