MILLERSVILL, (Pa.) – The D2CCA All-Atlantic Region Baseball teams and award winners were announced on Thursday with Shepherd University shortstop Tre Porter being voted the region's player of the year and Millersville's Brandon Miller voted the pitcher of the year.
The D2CCA teams are voted on by sports information directors in the respective regions. The 16 members of the first team will advance to the national ballot for All-America consideration.
Porter led Shepherd to a 37-13 record, a Mountain East Conference Championship and NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament berth by hitting .385 with 19 home runs, 45 RBIs and an .822 slugging percentage. Porter also stole 21 bases in 26 attempts. He ranked eighth in Division II in home runs.
Miller was the No. 1 starter on a 47-5 Millersville club that scored a nationally No. 1 ranking during the regular season. Miller went 10-1 with five complete games, a 1.67 ERA and 89 strikeouts to just 10 walks over 80 2/3 innings. Miller's 0.71 WHIP ranks first in Division II. He also ranks sixth in hits allowed per nine innings.
Eight of the 32 players make their second consecutive appearances on the all-region teams. Millersville's Chas McCormick (OF), Seton Hill's Chris Miller (DH) and Shepherd's Sam Crater (SP) are back-to-back first team selections. Millersville's Dan Stoltzfus (1B), Millersville's Brandon Miller (SP) and Mercyhurst's Colin McKee, moved up to the first team after second team honors in 2015. California's Mick Fennell is on the second team for the second consecutive season.
West Virginia Wesleyan sophomore pitcher Chris Metrick was named to the second team.
He ended the year with a Mountain East Conference leading 11 saves.
He owned a 3-0 record in 22 appearances.
Player of the Year - Tre Porter, SS, Shepherd
Pitcher of the Year – Brandon Miller, Millersville
C – Mitch Stoltzfus, Millersville
1B – Dan Stoltzfus, Millersville (2)
2B – Jay Young, East Stroudsburg
3B – Drew Hercik, East Stroudsburg
SS – Tre Porter, Shepherd
OF – Robert Bennie, East Stroudsburg
OF – J.J. Sarty, Shepherd
OF – Chas McCormick, Millersville (1)
DH – Chris Miller, Seton Hill (1) *
UTILITY (P) – Steve Klaiber, Virginia-Wise
UTILITY (non-P) – Jared Wiesen, Gannon
SP – Brandon Miller, Millersville (2)
SP – Colin McKee, Mercyhurst (2)
SP – Matt Festa, East Stroudsburg
SP – Sam Crater, Shepherd (1)
RP – Curtis Johnson, West Virginia State
C – Anthony Fanelli, Seton Hill
1B – Zac Heide, Seton Hill
2B – Brendan Cox, Mercyhurst
3B – Austin Alonge, Mercyhurst
SS – Tyler Orris, Millersville
OF – Jeremy Musser, Millersville
OF – Mick Fennell, California (Pa.) (2)
OF – Austin Edgette, Bloomsburg
DH – Tyler Walters, Slippery Rock
UTILITY (P) – Dan Sepic, Indiana (Pa.)
UTILITY (non-P) – Zach Cooper, Chowan
SP – Perry DellaValle, Seton Hill
SP – Cam Knott, Mercyhurst
SP – Jim McDade, Millersville
SP – Dustin Kincaid, West Virginia State
RP – Chris Metrick, West Virginia Wesleyan
(1) - Previous first team selection
(2) – Previous second team selection
* - Selected to first team as a catcher in 2015