Baseball Player of the Week - May 14, 2017

2017 USCAA Baseball All-American Teams

Congratulations to the 2017 USCAA Baseball All-Americans and special award winners announced Sunday at the pre-tournament banquet.

Student-Athlete of the Year: Brandon Gettig, Penn State DuBois

This year's student-athlete of the year comes from an individual that is involved in the community and has been instrumental in his team's success this season. Brandon Gettis has a 3.8 Cumulative GPA, is a USCAA All-Academic award recipient, and has spent the last three summers as a counselor at Sylvan Hills Christian Service Camp for kids. A sophomore infielder, Gettig is also batting .345 and a team-high 18 walks with a .457 on base percentage.

Coach of the Year:  Chad Geier, Wright State Lake Campus

Chad Geier is in his second year as Head Coach of the Lakers who enter the tournament setting several program firsts: the program's first wins against a NCAA DII and DIII Schools and the program's first ever national ranking of #1 within the USCAA.

Guiding a team comprised almost entirely of freshman and sophomores, his team has competed and won numerous games against very quality competition. In his first season last year, his record was 14-28. This year, his record is 25-16.

Player of the Year: Robbie Watkins, The Apprentice School

A senior, Robbie Watkins has excelled this season on the mound, in the outfield, and at the plate. On the hill, he has a 5-2 record, 4 saves, with 55 strikeouts and only three walks with a 1.83 earned run average. Not only a force as a pitcher, he has posted a. 342 batting average and is 2nd in the USCAA in doubles. This dynamic player has also guided his team to a 26-16 record.

 
 
 

First Team All-American

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Cullen Franz

Alfred St.

Sr.

OF/1B

Darren Raby

Robert Morris-Peoria

Jr

IF

Jeremiah Younker

Penn State Mont Alto

So

OF/RHP

Reid Beffrey

Cleary

Sr

1B/DH

Robbie Watkins

Apprentice

Sr.

RHP/OF

Nicholas Burch

College of St. Joseph

Sr.

P

Christopher Wood

Dean College

So

OF

Nick Casasanta

Penn State Beaver

Sr.

P

Matt Roberts

Penn State Schuylkill

Jr

util

Jake Murray

Cincinnati-Clermont

So.

CF

Mike Brumfield

Apprentice

Jr.

IF/P

Seth Douglas

SUNY Canton

Sr

1B/P/OF

Dustin Lewis

Wright State - Lake Campus

Fr.

2B

AJ Sweatland

Cincinnati-Clermont

So.

Pitcher

Clayton Butler

Penn State Du Bois

So

1st/Pitcher

 

Second Team All-American                         

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Tristan Becker

Wright State - Lake Campus

So

OF

Nick Jacoby

Penn State Schuylkill

So

1B/C

Ryan Hammonds

Dallas

Sr

SP

Thomas Richardson

Apprentice

Sr.

INF

Alex Hart

Penn State Du Bois

Jr

Pitcher

Jared Morello

College of St. Joseph

So.

IF

Dominik Kriner

Penn State Du Bois

Sr

Pitcher

Wilson Matos

SUNY Canton

Jr

INF

Nick Hoogerhyde

Cleary

Jr

C

Cody Hendrickson

Apprentice

So.

C

Jake Allen

Cincinnati-Clermont

Fr.

Pitcher

Gaetano Visconti

Penn State Schuylkill

Sr

OF/P

John Grable

Cleary

Jr

IF

Jovan Henriquez

College of St. Joseph

Jr.

P

Brady Topper

Penn State Mont Alto

Fr

IF

 

Honorable Mention All-American                                                                          

 

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Blaise McCarty

Penn State Beaver

Sr.

3B

Kyle Kaledas

Penn State Schuylkill

So

SS

Billy Lanman

Wright State - Lake Campus

Fr.

INF/P

Travis Schindler

SUNY Canton

Jr

OF

Matt Masi

Penn State Brandywine

So

1B/P

Isaac Stidham

Cincinnati-Clermont

So.

Shortstop

Jordan Stickler

Dallas

So

OF

Thomas Shofi

Alfred St.

Jr.

OF

Chad Cook

Rochester College

Sr

3B

Justin Bowler

Bluefield State

Sr.

Infield

John Gorgone

Penn State Brandywine

Sr

OF

Seth Hanson

Dallas

So

INF/OF

Jordan Price

Penn State Beaver

Sr.

1B

Zac Walsh

Penn State Du Bois

Sr

Catcher

Orlando Cardenas-Juan

Illinois Tech

Fr

2B/3B/OF

Joshua Arroyo

Penn State Greater Allegheny

Jr

1B

Blake German

Rochester College

Sr

1B

Ivan Vazquez

Dean College

So

C

Mickey Montpas

Cleary

Sr

1B

Connor Burr

Wright State - Lake Campus

So

INF

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