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Five Named All-State

Five Named All-State

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Five Shenandoah University baseball players earned All-State honors in selections announced Friday afternoon by the Virginia State Sports Information Directors Association.

Michael Scimanico '16 and Phil Morse '16, along with rising seniors Jake Loew and Abel Arocho, were named first team All-State with rising junior Colin Morse named to the second team.

Scimanico and Colin Morse were named as starting pitchers, Phil Morse as a reliever, Loew as a designated hitter and Arocho in the outfield.

All five were previously named All-ODAC with Scimanico, Phil Morse, Loew and Arocho also earning All-Region honors.

Loew and Scimanico capped their seasons by earning second All-America accolades.

The quintet helped Shenandoah to a 35-12 overall record and its third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. SU advanced to the NCAA South Regional championship before being eliminated by Emory (Ga.).

Complete team:

2016 VaSID College Division All-State Baseball Teams
Player of the Year: Travis Lodge, Randolph-Macon College
Pitcher of the Year: James Walsh, Randolph-Macon College
Rookie of the Year: Marcus Begg, Southern Virginia University
Coach of the Year: Ray Hedrick, Randolph-Macon College
First Team
C - James Keller, University of Mary Washington
1B - Connor Henderson, Christopher Newport University
2B - Joe Tomasulo, Lynchburg College
3B - Travis Lodge, Randolph-Macon College
SS - Brandon Kussmaul, Virginia Wesleyan College
OF - Abel Arocho, Shenandoah University
OF - Kenner Berry, Bridgewater College
OF - Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport University
DH - Jake Loew, Shenandoah University
UTIL - Rick Spiers, Randolph-Macon College

SP - Tom Concklin, Washington & Lee University
SP - Jake Perkins, Ferrum College
SP - Michael Scimanico, Shenandoah University
SP - James Walsh, Randolph-Macon College
RP - Phil Morse, Shenandoah University
RP - Hunter Peck, Ferrum College
Second Team
C - Mitchell Keeler, Randolph-Macon College
1B - Stephen Johnston, University of Mary Washington
2B - Keith Roberts, Christopher Newport University
3B - Marcus Begg, Southern Virginia University
SS - Lee Carneal, Hampden-Sydney College
OF - Brian Goodwyn, Hampden-Sydney College
OF - Brandon Lineberry, Emory & Henry College
OF - Mitch Moynihan, University of Mary Washington
DH - Nick Maiolo, Randolph-Macon College
UTIL - Ty Lighton, University of Virginia at Wise

SP - Taylor Gomer, Newport News Apprentice School
SP - Colin Morse, Shenandoah University
SP - T.J. Viracola, Averett University
RP - Danny Devereux, Washington & Lee University
RP - Dylan Gonzales, Hampden-Sydney College
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