Tre Thomas, Shane Emrich, Joe Professori, and Jon Spina Named All-Region

Tre Thomas, Shane Emrich, Joe Professori, and Jon Spina Named All-Region

The Redhawks placed four on this year's Mideast All-Region Team. Starting pitcher Tre Thomas and relief pitcher Shane Emrich earned spots on D3Baseball's first team and outfielder Jon Spina and designated hitter Joe Professori earned spots on the third team. Thomas is an ABCA/Rawlings First Teamer and Spina a Second Teamer.

D3Baseball Mideast All-Region Team

ABCA/Rawlings Mideast All-Region Team

Tre Thomas had a sophomore year to remember. He went 9-1 with a 1.47 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 61.1 innings. He led the AMCC Conference in wins and ERA and also ranked 16th and 18th in each category. In addition to his spot on the All-Region First Team, he was the AMCC Pitcher of the Year, AMCC All-Conference First Team, AMCC All-Tournament Team, and AMCC Pitcher of the Week (twice). Thomas also picked up a victory in the NCAA Mideast Regional. He allowed just one run and four hits over 6.2 innings to beat Ithaca 5-1.

Shane Emrich was the top relief pitcher in the AMCC and one of the best closers in the country. He finished the season with 7 saves and a 0.71 ERA. He went 3-0 with 40 strikeouts and allowed just 2 earned runs over 25.1 innings. He was an AMCC All-Conference First Team selection and struck out 5 batters in 4 scoreless innings in the NCAA Mideast Regional.

Jonathan Spina ranked eighth in the nation in hits and finished just one shy of tying the school record. He consistently ranked among the AMCC's elite all-around players. He led the conference in plate appearances, at bats, hits, and triples. He ranked second in stolen bases, third in runs, fourth in batting average, fifth in total bases, and eighth in on base percentage. He finished the season with a .412 batting average, 80 hits, 50 runs, and 38 RBIs. He is a two-time AMCC All-Conference performer and was the AMCC Player of the Week.

Joe Professori was one of the most versatile players in the AMCC Conference. He hit .378 with 65 hits, 41 runs, 40 RBIs, and 2 home runs. He tied for the AMCC lead and ranked sixteenth nationally with 6 triples. He ranked second in the AMCC in plate appearances, third in at bats and hits, seventh in total bases, and ninth in walks and batting average. He is a three-time AMCC All-Conference performer.

 

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