Matthews and Baquer Earn All-Conference Recognition

Matthews and Baquer Earn All-Conference Recognition

Connor Thomas Tabbed For All-Sportsmanship

LANCASTER, Pa. – A pair of Washington College baseball players have earned All-Centennial Conference honors in a vote by the conference's 10 head coaches.  Junior outfielder Scott Matthews (Goshen, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) was named to the first team and sophomore outfielder Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) earned honorable mention status.  This is the second time Baquer has been named all-conference, while Matthews is a first-time honoree.

Matthews led the team this season in batting (.372), runs (43), hits (54), doubles (18), triples (7), home runs (5), total bases (101), walks (16), on-base percentage (.446) and slugging (.697).  The junior was second on the squad in stolen bases (10) and RBI (30).  He led the Centennial in runs, doubles, home runs, total bases and slugging.  He tied for tops in the conference in triples, was fourth in on-base percentage, tied for fourth in hits and fifth in batting. 

Baquer hit .350 on the season and had team-highs of 36 RBI and 13 stolen bases.  He finished second on the team in batting and doubles (17).  In the conference, he was second in doubles and RBI, fifth in total bases (73), tied for sixth in steals, tied for eighth in sacrifice flies (3) and tied for ninth in most times hit by pitch (6) and hits (49).  In conference-only games, he had a conference-best 12 doubles and was second in hits (31) and RBI (21).  Baquer was an honorable mention selection a year ago.

Sophomore pitcher Connor Thomas (Hainesport, N.J./Rancocas Valley Regional) was Washington's representative on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team.  Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student from each spring program who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team.