— The Frostburg State baseball team placed nine players on the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Baseball Team.
The nine Bobcat representatives were the most out of any school in the conference and the second most in school history.
Senior Mike Gitzen (Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls), juniors, Allen Peake (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and Bryan Burke (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst (LIU) and freshman Aaron Main (Brunswick, Md./Brunswick) were all named to the AMCC first team.
Gitzen had career numbers in batting average (.380), runs (52), hits (60), RBIs (46) and homeruns (9) this season. He ranks 25th in the country in homeruns and 34th in slugging percentage (.706). Against Richard Stockton (4/24), he went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with a double, a homerun, four runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base.
Peake started and played in all 44 games for FSU this season. He leads the AMCC in RBIs (56) and ranks first on the team in homeruns (10) and seventh in batting average (.325). Peake was a stellar 10- for-18 at the plate, slugging 12 RBIs, scoring five runs, hitting two doubles and two homeruns in the Bobcats last four games.
In Burke’s first season in the black and red, he finished first in triples (6) and tied for first for hits (62), while being second on the team in batting average (.419). He also went 27-for-31 on stolen base attempts this season, ranking him 44th in the NCAA. Against Pitt-Bradford (4/30) he went 4-for-5 with four RBI, three runs, two triples and a double.
Main, went 9-2 overall this season with a league-leading 2.81 ERA and a perfect 5-0 in conference play. He also led the conference in innings pitched (89.2), strikeouts (75), and complete games (8). He was a three-time player of the week recipient in the AMCC and he ranks 20th in victories and 32nd in strikeouts in the NCAA. Main tossed a three-hitter against St. Joseph’s (3/10), allowing one run, and striking out a season-high 12 batters.
Senior Ryan Webb (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) was the lone Bobcat named to the second team. He finished the season first on the team and second in the conference in batting average (.427). His .781 slugging percentage was a career high and first in the AMCC and 26th in the country. In a game against Medaille (4/21), Webb tied three school records, going 3-for-3 with three homeruns, eight RBIs, and 12 total bases.
FSU placed four more players on the honorable mention team. Senior Todd Holmes (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry), juniors Brett Mitchell (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and Andrew Speights (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) and sophomore Scott Eastment (Warrenton, Pa./Paul VI (Georgetown)) were all honored with this award.
Holmes finished the season with a .284 batting average, 25 hits, 21 runs, 20 RBIs, and five homeruns. Mitchell hit .374 on the season with 49 hits, 32 runs, 31 RBIs, 17 doubles and two homeruns. Speights finished the season tied for first on the team in hits (62), first in doubles (18) and runs (54) and fifth in batting average (.373). Eastment went 8-1 this season with a 5.06 ERA. He struck out 36 batters, recorded 2 complete games, and acquired one save.
Frostburg State finished the regular season 30-13 overall and 13-5 in the AMCC. It travels to Boyertown, Pa. for an NCAA first-round matchup against Gwynedd-Mercy on Wednesday, May 16 at 9:30 am.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303