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Seven Bobcats Named to All-AMCC Baseball Squad

ERIE, PA — Seven members of the Frostburg State baseball team were named to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference squad in a recent vote by the league's head coaches.

Junior catcher Jake Mannon (Southampton, N.J./Lenape) and sophomore designated hitter Ryan Hamerski (Olney, Md./Sherwood) were selected to the first team, while senior first baseman Steve Simpson (Harrington, Del./Lake Forest), senior third baseman Chris Hammond (Brookville, Md./Sherwood (Montgomery-Germantown CC)), junior outfielder Tim Wilkins (Baltimore, Md./Mervo) and sophomore second baseman Sean Davis (Olney, Md./Sherwood) earned second-team honors.

Junior shortstop Dave Sanchez (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) was an honorable mention selection.

Mannon is currently FSU's fourth leading hitter at .367, and he is tied for the team lead with nine doubles and two triples. He is also tied for second with 33 hits and 29 runs, and he ranks third with 26 RBIs.

Hamerski is second on the team with a .400 batting average and three home runs, and he is fifth with 20 RBIs.

Simpson, a first-team selection last season, ranks third on the squad with a .384 batting average and is fourth with 28 runs. His nine doubles are tied for the team lead, and he has added 33 hits, 27 walks, two homers and a triple.

Hammond is hitting .360 in his first season with the Bobcats, and his 29 RBIs rank second on the team. He is tied for second with three home runs, tied for third with seven doubles and tied for fourth with 32 hits.

Wilkins tops FSU with a .402 batting average, six home runs and 31 RBIs. He is also tied for the team lead with two triples, tied for second with 33 hits and ranks fifth with 26 runs. He has also smacked six doubles.

Davis, who earned honorable mention honors a year ago, is hitting .318 with six doubles and a triple. One of only three Bobcats to start all 30 games they have played this season, he leads the team with 34 hits and is tied for second with 29 runs. He also has 17 walks, 11 RBIs and eight stolen bases.

Sanchez has also started all 30 games for FSU and is hitting .364 with 32 hits, 18 runs and 16 RBIs. He is tied for third with seven doubles, and he has added a pair of home runs.

Pitt-Bradford freshman shortstop Joe Trietly was voted the AMCC Newcomer of the Year, while Penn State Behrendsenior outfielder Jake Boyle earned Player of the Year honors for the second straight season. Penn State Behrend's Paul Benim was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to the league regular-season title.

The Bobcats are currently 17-13 on the season and will face St. Mary's College of Maryland on Saturday in a doubleheader at the Hot Stove Fields in Cumberland beginning at noon.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780