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Spartan Foursome Earn All-Region Accolades
YORK, PA – Four York College baseball players earned 2014 d3baseball.com All-South Region honors as announced by the website on Monday.
Seniors Colbe Herr (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and Brad Wenzel (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area) joined junior Derek Pitzer (York, Pa./Dallastown) on the second team. Senior Andrew Hershey (Lancaster, Pa./Penn Manor) earned a spot on the third team.
York had four of the ten players that represented the Capital Athletic Conference on the three squads.
Herr earned second team honors at catcher as he hit .376 with a conference-leading 55 RBI, 42 runs scored, 16 doubles, and 6 home runs. He boasted a .567 slugging percentage and a .413 on-base percentage. Defensively, Herr had a .983 fielding percentage as he threw out 14 runners attempting to steal during the year.
Herr ranks seventh in all of Division III baseball in RBI. He also stole 11 bases for the Green and White this spring.
Wenzel made a splash in his first year as an everyday first baseman for the Green and White. Wenzel hit .417 with 44 runs scored, 48 RBI, 15 doubles, a triple, and a team-high seven home runs from his second spot in the batting order. Wenzel had a .634 slugging percentage and a .462 on-base percentage. Wenzel was sensational with the glove as he had a .997 fielding percentage with just one error in 315 fielding attempts this season.
Wenzel ranks fourth in the country in total hits while he is 13th in total bases.
Pitzer had a very strong junior campaign as the designated hitter for York. The left-handed hitting Pitzer hit .380 with 36 RBI, 31 runs scored, a team-best 21 doubles, one triple, and four home runs. He notched a slugging percentage of .595 and an on-base percentage of .429.
Pitzer ranks seventh in the nation in doubles while he is first in the CAC in the category.
Hershey closed out his Spartan career with another strong campaign. Hershey hit .358 with 57 runs scored, 26 RBI, nine doubles, two triples, and four home runs. He had 13 stolen bases, a slugging percentage of .500 and an on-base percentage of .432. He was hit by a team-high 18 pitches.
Hershey ranks first in the NCAA in runs scored prior to the Division III World Series.
Herr, Wenzel, Pitzer, and Hershey each earned first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference First Team honors for the regular season champion Spartans. York finished the year with 29 wins, their highest win total since the 2007 when the squad fashioned a mark of 32-14.