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Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Has Eight Individual Postseason Honors From The South Atlantic Conference
Drew Yniesta was one of two Bears named to the South Atlantic Conference First Team.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Baseball Has Eight Individual Postseason Honors From the South Atlantic Conference

Lenoir-Rhyne baseball garnered eight all-conference selections as the South Atlantic Conference announced season awards on Wednesday.

The Bears had two named to the all-conference first team in Drew Yniesta as a designated hitter and starting pitcher Joshua Lanham. Second team honors went to outfieldder Wade Cuda, second baseman Cole Laskowsi, catcher Nick Clarno and starting pitcher Andrew Patrick.

All-conference third team members representing the Bears include outfielder David Bell. The South Atlantic Conference also announced an all-defensive team and L-R’s Erick Ramirez was named to the team at third base.

This season, the Bears led the South Atlantic Conference in four statistical categories. L-R had the best team slugging percentage at .513. home runer per game at 1.42, team earned rund average of 3.79 and strikeouts per game with 11.9.

Lenoir-Rhyne will begin play in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Friday when they take on Queens as part of the double elimination tournament.


2022 SAC Baseball All-Conference

All-SAC First Team

OF – Nick Brassington, Queens

OF – Andrew Motsinger, Wingate

OF – Zane Tarrance, Newberry

1B – Henry Gibson, Newberry

2B – Seaver King, Wingate

SS – Braylin Marine, Newberry

3B – Zach Weaver, Mars Hill

C – Logan McNeely, Wingate

DH – Drew Yniesta, Lenoir-Rhyne

SP – Brody McCullough, Wingate

SP – Joshua Lanham, Lenoir-Rhyne

SP – Greg Brown, Catawba

RP – Sam Brodersen, Wingate

All-SAC Second Team

OF – Wade Cuda, Lenoir-Rhyne

OF – Zane Keener, Tusculum

OF – Kyle Jenkins, Mars Hill

1B – Nick Vella, Anderson

2B – Cole Laskowski, Lenoir-Rhyne

SS – Micah Genter, Carson-Newman

3B – Isaiah Williams-Rhem, Wingate

C – Nick Clarno, Lenoir-Rhyne

DH – Tyler Lala, Mars Hill

SP – Austin Mitchell, Wingate

SP – Matt Bradley, Carson-Newman

SP – Andrew Patrick, Lenoir-Rhyne

RP – Robbie Cowie, Catawba

All-SAC Third Team

OF – David Bell, Lenoir-Rhyne

OF – Jacob LeBron, Newberry

OF – Dillon Lewis, Queens

1B – Mitch Farris, Wingate

2B – Jomar Lugo, Newberry

SS – Phill Griffor, Coker

3B – Jonathan Velez, Newberry

C – Carlos Hernandez, Anderson

DH – Tyler Campbell, Virginia-Wise

SP – Josh Dotson, Wingate

SP – Ethan LeBron, Newberry

SP – Patrick Queener, Lincoln Memorial

RP – Corey Avant, Wingate

All-Defensive Team

RF – Jacob LeBron, Newberry

CF – Zane Tarrance, Newberry

LF – Kyle Jenkins, Mars Hill

1B – Mitch Farris, Wingate

2B – Jomar Lugo, Newberry

SS – Braylin Marine, Newberry

3B – Erick Ramirez, Lenoir-Rhyne

C – Logan McNeely, Wingate

P – Austin Mitchell, Wingate

Player of the Year

Braylin Marine, Newberry

Pitcher of the Year

Brody McCullough, Wingate

Freshman of the Year

Seaver King, Wingate

Coach of the Year

Jeff Gregory, Wingate


Statistical Champions

Team Batting Average – Newberry (.336)

Team Slugging Percentage – Lenoir-Rhyne (.513)

Team On-Base Percentage – Newberry (.438)

Team Doubles Per Game – Wingate (2.26)

Team Triples Per Game – Anderson (0.47)

Team Home Runs Per Game – Lenoir-Rhyne (1.42)

Team Stolen Bases Per Game – Newberry (3.17)

Team Earned Run Average – Lenoir-Rhyne (3.79)

Team Strikeouts Per Game – Lenoir-Rhyne (11.9)


Batting Average – Braylin Marine, Newberry (.437)

On-Base Percentage – Henry Gibson, Newberry (.530)

Slugging Percentage – Mitch Farris, Wingate (.774)

Home Runs Per Game – Tyler Campbell, UVA Wise (0.36)

RBIs Per Game – Braylin Marine, Newberry (1.50)

Doubles Per Game – Braylin Marine, Newberry (0.42)

Triples Per Game – Braylin Marine, Newberry (0.12)

Stolen Bases Per Game – Zane Tarrance, Newberry (0.71)

Earned Run Average – Brody McCullough, Wingate (1.84)

Strikeouts Per Nine Innings – Brody McCullough, Wingate (17.27)

Pitching Victories – Austin Mitchell, Wingate (10)