Minnich Tabbed Player Of The Year

Shepherd designated hitter Nathan Minnich was tabbed the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II Atlantic Regional Player of the Year Wednesday.

Minnich batted .433 with 14 home runs, nine doubles and 38 RBI during the 2011 season.

Four WVIAC players garnered first-team honors while five were named to the second team and five picked up third-team accolades. Seven were on the honorable mention squad.

Joining Minnich on the first team from the WVIAC were West Virginia Wesleyan’s Gene Franks (1B), Seton Hill’s Tom Deangelis (3B) and WV State’s outfielder Robert Hawkins.

First-team all-region selections are now eligible for NCBWA All-America honors.


The complete list of NCBWA Division II All-Atlantic Region performers included:


Player of the Year – Nathan Minnich, Shepherd

Pitcher of the Year – Jeremy Gigliotti, East Stroudsburg

Coach of the Year – Joe Spano, Mercyhurst



Starting Pitcher – Eric Aschley, Mercyhurst

Starting Pitcher – * Jeremy Gigliotti, East Stroudsburg

Starting Pitcher – Randy Sturgill, California (Pa.)

Relief Pitcher – Ryan Oglesby, Slippery Rock

Catcher – Brian Kochik, Lock Haven

First Baseman – Gene Franks, West Virginia Wesleyan

Second Baseman – Joe Wendle, West Chester

Shortstop – Mike August, Bloomsburg

Third Baseman – Tom Deangelis, Seton Hill

Outfielder – Robert Hawkins, West Virginia State

Outfielder – Shane Houck, Kutztown

Outfielder – * Matt Howard, Slippery Rock

Designated Hitter/Utility Player – Nathan Minnich, Shepherd

* Received the most votes


Starting Pitcher – Zach McElroy, Davis & Elkins

Starting Pitcher – Cy Mozingo, West Virginia Wesleyan

Starting Pitcher – Brooks Rothschild, Millersville

Relief Pitcher – Brian Warheit, Seton Hill

Catcher – Eric Doyle, Davis & Elkins

First Baseman – Kyle Meads, Elizabeth City State

Second Baseman – Zak Blair, Mercyhurst

Shortstop – Rashad Ingram, St. Augustine’s

Third Baseman – Josh Wenger, Concord

Outfielder – Bo Darby, West Virginia State

Outfielder – Evan Gazza, Davis & Elkins

Outfielder – Kevin McCall, Mercyhurst

Designated Hitter/Utility Player – Ryan Moore, Chowan



Starting Pitcher – Mike McGonigle, Millersville

Starting Pitcher – John Gale, West Virginia State

Starting Pitcher – Brandon Stewart, St. Augustine’s

Relief Pitcher – Sam O’Neill, Mercyhurst

Catcher – Matt Albaugh, Kutztown

First Baseman – Justin Bagbey, Chowan

Second Baseman – Joey Ianiero, Bloomsburg

Shortstop – Keith Morrisroe, Concord

Third Baseman – John Schraer, Charleston

Outfielder – Andy Leach, Fairmont State

Outfielder – Melvin Robinson, Lincoln (Pa.)

Outfielder – Joe Pierce, St. Augustine’s

Designated Hitter/Utility Player – Zach Martin, Pitt-Johnstown



Starting Pitcher – Tom Bush, Shippensburg; Nick Gillung, Mercyhurst; Zach Jeney, Slippery Rock; Chase Pickering, West Virginia State; Rick Raraigh, Seton Hill; Ben Rawding, Mercyhurst; Brad Schnelle, Seton Hill; Lou Trivino, Slippery Rock. Relief Pitcher – Zach Eckley, Millersville; Evan Kendall, West Virginia State. Catcher – Kyle Morrow, Pitt-Johnstown; Kyle Petty, California (Pa.). First Baseman – Derek Kline, Millersville; Jerry Lloyd, Bloomsburg. Second Baseman – Nick Barbera, Pitt-Johnstown; Colby Wiggins, Chowan. Shortstop – Cody Young, Lock Haven. Third Baseman – Alex Howard, St. Augustine’s; Vern Powell, Indiana (Pa.). Outfielder – Mike Dugan, Kutztown; Chris Edgar, Millersville; Shane Latshaw, Mercyhurst; Wayne Lewis, St. Augustine’s; Josh Logan, Seton Hill; Kevin Miller, Mansfield; Frank Sirolli, Indiana (Pa.). Designated Hitter/Utility Player – Kevin Cressman, Lock Haven; Bill Gerstenslager, Mercyhurst; Eric Herman, Shippensburg; Ethan Santora, Mercyhurst; Darryl Stringfield, Virginia State.

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