Metrick, Logsdon Named to All-MEC Baseball Squad

Metrick, Logsdon Named to All-MEC Baseball Squad

BRIDGEPORT -- The Mountain East Conference today announced its top individual award winners for the 2016 season with Shepherd's Tre Porter taking Player of the Year honors, and teammate Sam Crater earning Pitcher of the Year accolades. Concord's Trevor Wiersma was tabbed as the MEC Freshman of the Year, while West Virginia State's Sean Loyd was selected as the league's Coach of the Year.

Porter, a senior from Stephens City, Va., led the MEC in eight offensive categories this past season: slugging (.790), on-base percentage (.492), runs scored (58), RBI (58), triples (5), total bases (124), walks (34) and home runs (16). He hit .374 for the Rams and had a .944 fielding percentage at shortstop.

Crater, a senior from Dillsburg, Pa., was selected as the league's Pitcher of the Year for the second-consecutive season. He went a perfect 8-0 on the season and posted a 2.72 ERA. He tossed three complete games and struck out 34 in 43 innings pitched.

Wiersma, a freshman from Vancouver, British Columbia, hit .361 in his rookie campaign for the Mountain Lions. He belted 18 doubles on the year (second in the MEC), hit four home runs and drove in 47. Wiersma was also a first team All-MEC selection at first base.

Loyd is the MEC Coach of the Year after directing the Yellow Jackets to the MEC South Division title. WVSU went 29-13 on the year and 24-8 in conference play. Loyd coached eight players who earned All-MEC honors this year, including a league-best five first team selections.  

West Virginia Wesleyan landed two players on the All-MEC Team.

First baseman Michael Logsdon and releiver Chris Metrick were both selected to the Second Team.

Wesleyan ended the year with a 25-22 record.

The All-MEC teams and awards are selected by a vote of the league's coaches.

All-MEC First Team
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
C Julio Rosales Notre Dame Jr. Barquisimeto, Venezuela
1B Trevor Wiersma Concord Fr. Vancouver, British Columbia
2B Trayvis Patterson W.Va. State So. Saginaw, Mich.
SS Tre Porter Shepherd Sr. Stephens City, Va.
3B Josh Kiser W.Va. State Sr. St. Albans, W.Va.
Utility Ty Lighton UVa-Wise Sr. Ashburn, Va.
DH Brad Sullivan Concord Sr. Mechanicsville, Md.
OF Austin Norman Fairmont State So. Fairmont, W.Va.
OF Trent Porter W.Va. State Sr. Ona, W.Va.
OF J.J. Sarty Shepherd So. Purcellville, Va.
OF Andrew Seigel Concord Sr. Ashburn, Va.
SP Sam Crater Shepherd Sr. Dillsburg, Pa.
SP Logan Johnson Fairmont State Sr. Charles Town, W.Va.
SP Dustin Kincaid W.Va. State Sr. Scott Depot, W.Va.
SP Greg Stagani West Liberty Jr. Richmond, Ohio
RP Curtis Johnson W.Va. State Sr. Sudbury, Ontario
All-MEC Second Team
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
C Christian Hamel Shepherd Fr. Pasadena, Md.
1B Michael Logsdon W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Bridgeport, W.Va.
2B Austin Barnhart Notre Dame So. Berea, Ohio
2B Damario Brown Urbana Jr. Laurel, Miss.
SS DJ Busby West Liberty Sr. St. Clairsville, Ohio
3B Nick Ely Notre Dame Fr. Aurora, Ohio
Utility Michael Brown Shepherd Jr. Brandywine, Md.
Utility Brent West Urbana Jr. Mechanicsville, Va.
DH Daniel Heleine Shepherd So. Hedgesville, W.Va.
OF Ross Barker Notre Dame Sr. Windsor, Ontario
OF Danny Beaver Notre Dame Jr. Oakville, Ontario
OF Jamison Jones W.Va. State Sr. Keyser, W.Va.
OF Andy Szamski Concord So. Glen Arm, Md.
SP Josh Falbo W.Va. State Sr. Hurricane, W.Va.
SP Tyler Hall W.Va. State Jr. Charleston, W.Va.
SP Mark Smyth West Liberty Sr. Bloomingdale, Ohio
SP Wes Stauffer Glenville State So. Orrville, Ohio
SP Jake Welch Notre Dame Sr. Spencerport, N.Y.
RP Hank Beasore Notre Dame Sr. Dayton, Ohio
RP Chris Metrick W.Va. Wesleyan So. Beckley, W.Va.
All-MEC Honorable Mention
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
C Paul Williams Concord So. Vinton, Va.
1B Kiefer Quick Notre Dame Sr. Leamington, Ontario
2B Justin Lewis Glenville State Sr. Boonsboro, Md.
SS Chad Frazier Concord So. Roanoke, Va.
3B Mickey Barea Urbana So. Battle Creek, Mich.
Utility Tristan Fields Charleston So. Charleston, W.Va.
DH/SP Steven Klaiber UVa-Wise Sr. Roanoke, Va.
OF Jacob Carney Shepherd Jr. Stephens City, Va.
OF Rob Farley Shepherd Jr. Cockeysville, Md.
OF Jordan Meyer West Liberty Sr. Toronto, Ohio
OF/SP Dillon Sunnafrank Wheeling Jesuit Jr. Cambridge, Ohio
SP Josh Armbruster Notre Dame So. Broadview Heights, Ohio
SP John Bentley Shepherd Jr. Stephens City, Va.
SP Chris Kelly Concord Sr. Grundy, Va.
RP Cody Hudson Wheeling Jesuit Jr. Shadyside, Ohio