Seven Saints Named All-Region

Seven Saints Named All-Region

Seven Saints receive post season recognition as they were selected to the NJCAA All Region III team. Drew DelSignore, Nolan Freeman, Luke Baranchak, Zack Miller, Jesse Staudt, Joe Grober, and Scott Pierce were all selected.

The Saints were led by Region III player of the year, sophomore catcher, Drew DelSignore. Drew hit .401 the spring. DelSignore led the Saints in homeruns 12, runs scored 50, doubles 17, RBI 45, and stolen bases with 15. Drew is the career leader in homeruns, hits, runs scored, and RBI. Dre finished the season with an impressive 27 game hitting streak which leads the country.

Nolan Freeman was the Saints ace this season Freeman compiled a school record 8 wins and a 5.40 ERA. The sophomore led the Saints staff in with 68 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.

Zack Miller, a sophomore infielder, has his best season in 2016. Miller hit .417 with 5 homeruns. He was tied for the led in doubles with 17 and was second on the team in RBI with 44.

Jesse Staudt was the surprise of the year. After an injury sidelined him most of 2015 Staudt set the school record for hits with 62. He hit an impressive .417 with 6 homeruns and 37 RBI out of the leadoff spot.

Joe Grober shattered the school record this year as a sophomore pitcher with 24 appearances in 49 games. He compiled a 4-1 record and recorded a team high 3 saves on the year.

Despite a Lis Franc sprain in his right big toe in early April, sophomore outfielder Scott Pierce led the team in hitting with a .450 average. Pierce hit 9 homeruns and drove in 37 while smacking 13 doubles. Pierce is in the top 5 in almost every statistical category including a school record 34 career doubles. He finished 3rd in single season average and 3rd in career average hitting an astounding .414 in his two years.

Luke Baranchak is the only freshman to make the list. The freshman shortstop hit .331 with 8 doubles, 3 triples and 3 homeruns. Baranchak was sidelined for part of the spring with a hip flexor strain but continued to battle through it and played in 44 out of the 49 games this season.