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Baseball places 12 players on PBC All-Academic team

Baseball places 12 players on PBC All-Academic team

GREENWOOD – The Lander baseball team landed 12 players on the Peach Belt Conference's All-Academic team, the PBC office announced today.

Vincent Addona, Bailey Connell, Fraser Ellard, Mike Fitschen, Ryan Flores, Robbie Hoyt, Carson Jones, Alex Moore, Carson Schlegel, Marshall Thompson, Joseph Whitt, and Colton Yeager earned all-academic honors for the Bearcats. Lander's 12 selections led the conference and accounted for nearly one-fourth of the 52-player list.

To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.

Addona, a senior public administration major from Cary, N.C., drove in 16 runs and posted a 3.69 GPA. 

Connell, a senior exercise science major from Waxhaw, N.C., batted .288 with a team-high 15 doubles and a 3.67 GPA. 

Ellard, a junior business major from Roswell, Ga., struck out 30 batters in 21.2 innings while finishing with a 3.92 GPA.

Fitschen, a junior business major from Margate, Fla., batted .293 while appearing in all 50 games, recording a 3.77 GPA.

Flores, a junior business major from Garner, N.C., made 19 appearances on the mound with a 3.63 GPA.

Hoyt, a senior buisness major from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., posted a 4.00 GPA while making a team-high 22 appearances and setting the program record for career pitching appearances. 

Jones, a senior exercise science major from Asheville, N.C., set the program record for career home runs while finishing with a 3.34 GPA. 

Moore, a senior business major from Sarasota, Fla., started 13 games and recorded a 3.75 GPA.

Schlegel, a sopohomore mass communications major from Clermont, Fla., posted a 2.66 ERA in 15 appearances with a 3.70 GPA.

Thompson, a sophomore exercise science major from Juliette, Ga., recorded a 4.00 GPA while striking out 34 batters in 19.2 innings.

Whitt, a senior exercise science major from Graniteville, S.C., led the pitching staff with six wins in 13 starts while finishing with a 3.34 GPA.

Yeager, a junior business major from Jacksonville, Fla., totaled a team-high 55 hits with a 3.52 GPA.