UNCW Seahawks dominate All-CAA baseball team

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Sophomore Nick Feight, who leads the nation in runs batted in, and senior Ryan Foster, the nation’s winningest pitcher, were named pitcher and player of the year, respectively, by the Colonial Athletic Association baseball coaches on Tuesday.

Mark Scalf, who is in his 25th season at the lead of the program, earned his seventh Coach of the Year honor. Scalf opened the season by winning his 800th game and has qualified the Seahawks for the conference tournament in each of his seasons with the program.

UNCW, the regular season champions, placed 10 players on the all-conference squads, including five first-team picks including sophomore Brian Mims, junior Daniel Stack and senior Steven Linkous in addition to Feight and Foster. Foster shared Pitcher of the Year honors with Northeastern junior Aaron Civale.



Feight enters the conference tournament this week with a nation-leading 85 runs batted in along with a conference-leading 19 home runs. He also leads the conference in total bases (158) and slugging percentage (.763) and is tied for the lead with 22 doubles. Feight becomes the first UNCW player since Mark Carver in 2008 to earn the league’s Player of the Year award and the fifth overall.

Foster, who has tied the program record for wins in a season with 12, has made 14 starts and suffered just one loss on the season. The righthander ranks second in the league with a 2.41 earned run average and is third in opponent batting average at .225. Foster becomes the second Seahawk to earn the honor, joining Mat Batts, who was the league’s pitcher of the year in both 2013 and 2014.

Linkous, a senior, is one of three Seahawks to repeat as All-CAA honorees. Linkous has ignited the Seahawks offense all season, hitting a league-leading .384 and leading the nation in runs (70) and runs per game (1.35). The local product from Leland, N.C., has 29 stolen bases on the season and became UNCW’s all-time triples leader earlier this season.

Joining Linkous on the first team were Mims and Stack. Mims moved into the starting position at second base this season and has posted a career season, hitting .369 with 27 extra base hits, 65 runs scored and 53 driven in. In the field, Mims has committed just three errors in 259 total chances. Stack, meanwhile, also has moved into the starting lineup this season at third base and responded with career-highs in batting average (.286), slugging percentage (.503), home runs (10) and runs batted in (38).

Three Seahawks were named to the second-team with juniors Casey Golden and Gavin Stupienski repeating as second-team honorees and junior outfielder Robbie Thorburn earning his first All-CAA honor. Golden has appeared in 30 games this season and hit a career-high eight home runs while driving in 28 runs. Stupienski, who has hit a career-high 12 home runs, is hitting .341 entering the tournament and ranks second to Feight in RBI’s with 54, which also has him second in the conference. Thorburn moved to centerfield as a junior and responded with a career-high .367 while stealing 19 bases. The Raleigh, N.C., native also was named to the All-Academic team and is on the national ballot for CoSida Academic All-America honors.

Sophomore righthander Austin Magestro was named to the third team and rounds out the Seahawk award winners. Magestro has keyed the UNCW bullpen with a 4-3 record and two saves while striking out 59 batters in just 39.1 innings.

Freshman Alex Royalty was named to the All-Rookie team after going 7-2 during the regular season and striking out 53 in 66 innings.

UNCW’s five first-team selections were tied with the 2005 club for second most in the program’s history behind 2008’s six first-teamers. With 10 players earning All-CAA honors, this year’s team ranks second to the 12 that earned All-CAA honors in 2012.

2016 ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM

(selected by CAA Head Baseball Coaches)

 

FIRST TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                                   2016 Stats

Nick Feight, UNCW                                   C            So.       Gainesville, Va./Battlefield                               .362, 19 HR, 85 RBI’s

Tyler McVicar, Elon                                  1B         Sr.       Melrose, Mass./Maiden Catholic                    .326, 9 HR, 46 RBI’s

Brian Mims, UNCW                                  2B         So.       Montclair, Va./Forest Park                               .369, 13 HR, 53 RBI’s

Brady Policelli, Towson                           SS          Jr.        Walkersville, Md./Walkersville                       .375, 9 HR, 45 RBI’s

Daniel Stack, UNCW                                 3B         Jr.        Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day                      .286, 10 HR, 38 RBI’s

Jordan Glover, Delaware                        OF         Jr.        Marlton, N.J./Cherokee                                    .360, 52 RBI’s, 22 SB

Steven Linkous, UNCW                           OF         Sr.       Leland, N.C./North Brunswick                          .384, 40 RBI’s, 29 SB

Ky Parrott, James Madison                     OF         Jr.        Herndon, Va./Herndon                                     .319, 29 RBI’s, 57 BB

Nick Zammarelli, Elon                              UT         Jr.        Lincoln, R.I./Lincoln                                           .332, 8 HR, 48 RBI’s

CJ Young, Elon                                           DH         Jr.        Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area                     .302, 1 HR, 27 RBI’s

Aaron Civale, Northeastern                   SP          Jr.        East Windsor, Conn./Loomis Chaffee             8-3, 1.84 ERA, 111 K’s

Ryan Foster, UNCW                                 SP          Sr.       Advance, N.C./Davie County                            12-1, 2.41 ERA, 57 K’s

Chris Hall, Elon                                          RP         Jr.        Winnetka, Ill./New Trier                                   2-2, 10 svs., 3.07 ERA

 

2016 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nick Feight, C, UNCW

2016 CAA CO-PITCHERS OF THE YEAR: Aaron Civale, RHP, Northeastern and Ryan Foster, RHP, UNCW

2016 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Josh Treff, C, Northeastern

2016 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Richie Palacios, 2B, Towson

2016 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR:  Mark Scalf, UNCW

 

SECOND TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                                   2016 Stats

Nick Tierno, Delaware                             C            Jr.        Voorhees, N.J./Eastern                                      .340, 1 HR, 35 RBI’s

Charley Gould, William & Mary             1B         Sr.       Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest                             .342, 5 HR, 40 RBI’s

Richie Palacios, Towson                          2B         Fr.       Brooklyn, N.Y./Berkely Carroll                         .329, 38 RBI’s, 32 SB

Chad Carroll, James Madison                 SS          Sr.       Oakton, Va./Oakton                                           .372, 23 RBI’s, 22 SB

David Leiderman, Hofstra                       3B         Jr.        Merrick, N.Y./Bellmore JFK                              .271, 7 HR, 35 RBI’s

Casey Golden, UNCW                              OF         Jr.        Siler City, N.C./Jordan-Matthews                     .347, 8 HR, 28 RBI’s

Ryan Hall, William & Mary                      OF         So.       Richmond, Va./Cosby                                        .332, 3 HR, 28 RBI’s

Robbie Thorburn, UNCW                        OF         Jr.        Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons                        .367, 23 RBI’s, 19 SB

Gavin Stupienski, UNCW                         UT         Jr.        Columbus, N.J./Hun School                              .341, 12 HR, 54 RBI’s

Ryder Miconi, William & Mary              DH         Jr.        Guilford, Conn./Guilford                                   .301, 2 HR, 23 RBI’s

Dustin Hunt, Northeastern                     SP          Jr.        Andover, Mass./St. John’s Prep                       6-3, 2.85 ERA, 86 K’s

Bailey Ober, Col. of Charleston             SP          So.       Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian                 6-4, 3.65 ERA, 90 K’s

Mike Fitzgerald, Northeastern               RP         Jr.        Holland, Pa./Germantown Academy              3-3, 11 svs., 3.34 ERA

 

THIRD TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                                   2016 Stats

Zach Tondi, James Madison                    C            So.       Wood-Ridge, N.J./Bergen County                   .340, 6 HR, 33 RBI’s

Brett Johnson, James Madison              1B         Jr.        Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s-Belfield           .324, 6 HR, 34 RBI’s

Cullen Large, William & Mary                2B         So.       Chesterfield, Va./James River                          .329, 6 HR, 41 RBI’s

Ryne Ogren, Elon                                     SS          Fr.       Devon, Pa./Conestoga                                       .290, 4 HR, 32 RBI’s

Diaz Nardo, Delaware                              3B         So.       Harbeson, Del./Cape Henlopen                      .238, 6 HR, 39 RBI’s

Kyle Baker, Delaware                              OF         Fr.       Hockessin, Del./Wilmington Charter              .346, 2 HR, 24 RBI’s

Pat Madigan, Northeastern                    OF         Jr.        Freeport, N.Y./Holy Trinity                               .262, 6 HR, 30 RBI’s

Cam Walsh, Northeastern                      OF         Fr.       Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury                                  .323, 1 HR, 15 RBI’s

Charlie McConnell, Northeastern         UT         Fr.       Reading, Mass./Belmont Hill School               .289, 21 RBI’s, 25 SB

Doug Trimble, Delaware                         DH         Jr.        Rosemont, Pa./Episcopal Academy                 .293, 5 HR, 26 RBI’s

Dan Powers, William & Mary                 SP          Jr.        Vienna, Va./James Madison                              7-5, 4.29 ERA, 32 K’s

Brandon Walter, Delaware                    SP          Fr.       New Castle, Del./Hodgson Vo-Tech                7-3, 3.63 ERA, 85 K’s

Austin Magestro, UNCW                         RP         So.       Manassas, Va./Hylton                                        4-3, 2 svs., 3.20 ERA

 

CAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                                   2016 Stats

Kyle Baker, Delaware                              OF         Fr.       Hockessin, Del./Wilmington Charter              .346, 2 HR, 24 RBI’s

Dupree Hart, Col. of Charleston            2B         Fr.       Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern                            .309, 11 2B, 32 RBI’s

Charlie McConnell, Northeastern         IF/OF    Fr.       Reading, Mass./Belmont Hill School               .289, 21 RBI’s, 25 SB

Ryne Ogren, Elon                                     SS          Fr.       Devon, Pa./Conestoga                                       .290, 4 HR, 32 RBI’s

Liam O’Regan, Elon                                  OF/C     Fr.       Middletown, R.I./Middletown                          .262, 9 HR, 28 RBI’s

Richie Palacios, Towson                          2B         Fr.       Brooklyn, N.Y./Berkely Carroll                         .329, 38 RBI’s, 32 SB

Nick Patten, Delaware                             1B         Fr.       Butler, Pa./IMG Academy (Fla.)                       .285, 12 HR, 46 RBI’s

Alex Royalty, UNCW                                P            Fr.       Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook                                     7-2, 4.64 ERA, 53 K’s

Bodie Sheehan, William & Mary           P            Fr.       Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial                     4-4, 4.73 ERA, 37 K’s

Cam Walsh, Northeastern                      OF         Fr.       Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury                                  .323, 1 HR, 15 RBI’s

Brandon Walter, Delaware                    P            Fr.       New Castle, Del./Hodgson Vo-Tech                7-3, 3.63 ERA, 85 K’s

 

CAA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

Player, School                                           Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/Previous School

Paul Beers, Towson                                 P            Sr.       Clarksville, Md./Atholton

Mike Driscoll, Northeastern                   P            Jr.        North Reading, Mass./St. John’s Prep

Ben Garner, James Madison                  P            Sr.       Burke, Va./Paul VI

Chris Hardardt, Hofstra                           C            Jr.        Middle Village, N.Y./Holy Trinity

Danny Lynch, Elon                                   IF           Sr.       Miami, Fla./Columbus

Ryder Miconi, William & Mary              IF           Jr.        Guilford, Conn./Guilford

Kevin Mohollen, Delaware                     OF         R-Fr.    Wallingford, Pa./Strath-Haven

Alex Pastorius, Col. of Charleston         OF         Sr.       Midlothian, Va./Calvert Hall

Robbie Thorburn, UNCW                        OF         Jr.        Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons