Academic Honor Roll & All-Sportsmanship Team Also Announced
LANCASTER, Pa. — Three student-athletes from the Washington College baseball team have earned All-Centennial Conference honors in a vote conducted by the conference's head coaches. In addition, the conference's All-Sportsmanship Team and Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the sport were announced.
Senior outfielder Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) was selected to the first team, freshman third baseman Aaron Barclay (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) earned a spot on the second team at designated hitter and junior pitcher Billy Griffin (Middletown, Md./Middletown) was named honorable mention along with being the team's choice for the conference's all-sportsmanship team. Sophomores, shortstop Joe Lozupone (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) and pitcher P.J. Mikulus (Plainview, N.Y./Chaminade) garnered sports on the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for the first time.
Baquer, a two-time first team honoree and a four-time all-conference pick, hit a team-best .415 with four home runs and 25 RBI. He led the team in batting average, walks (25), stolen bases (10), triples (5), total bases (82), on-base percentage (.525) and slugging (.667). He tied for the team lead in runs (31) and was second on the team in hits (51) and doubles (9). His four homers was one off the team lead. He leads the Centennial Conference in slugging (.667) and is second in the CC in batting and on-base percentage, fourth in triples and walks and eighth in total bases. Baquer, who finished his career with 187 hits, the second most in program history, is the first Washington baseball player to be a four-year all-conference selectee.
Barclay tied for the team-high in homers with five, ranked third in RBI with 26 and fourth in batting average (.327). The freshman is tied for fourth in the Centennial in homers and seventh in slugging (.574). He is a first time pick to the all-conference team.
Griffin, a first-time honoree, went 4-1 with a 2.52 ERA with his four wins tying for team-high and is currently fifth in the Centennial with his 2.52 ERA. He struck out 30, good for third on the Shoremen, and walked just 11 in 39.1 innings on the mound. Like Barclay, Griffin is a first-time All-Centennial pick.
In order to qualify for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average.
Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student-athlete who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team.