Sophomores shine for Saints as seven players earn All-Region Accolades.

All Region Selections

Seven Saints earned themselves NJCAA All-Region accolades earlier this month coming off a Region III Championship season.

The sophomore class led the way with all five members earning selections, along with freshman infielders Austin Tisch and Jason Swope tabbed as well. 

Dalton Donachie and Zach Barrett both were selected as Pitchers, Blaze Chamberlain, Kenny Robinson as Outfielders, Tommy Cannon as a catcher, while Tisch and Swope were listed as as infielders. 

Donachie, Region III Pitcher of the Year, went 5-4 on the year posting a career best 2.72 ERA with 44 strikeouts through 56.1 frames.  In the Region, Dalton posted an impressive 2-0 record with two complete games, one shutout, and 1 earned run in 16 innings against a stringent Monroe offense that averaged 6.3 runs per game. Donachie was also named 2017 Mercyhurst North East Male Athlete of the Year.

Fellow pitcher, Zach Barrett, finished 2017 with a flawless 4-0 record out of the pen, beating Monroe twice in relief roles.  His final victory of the season was in a relief role to clinch the Region III championship. Barrett finished the season with a 4.75 ERA in 17 appearances, tossing 41.2 innings.

Tommy Cannon's veteran leadership and experience helped solidify his spot as an All-Region Catcher.  Cannon's bat played a big role in the Saints success, swatting .336 with 16 2Bs, 4 3Bs, and 1 HR, while knocking in 30 RBIs.

The Saint outfield was well represented in the Regional selections by sophomore duo Blaze Chamberlain and Kenny Robinson. 

Batting 3rd and 4th majority of the year, the two proved to be a relentless tandem in the box.

Robinson batter .287 notching 31 hits that included 3 home runs and 3 triples. The sophomore swiped 15 bags while knocking in 26 RBIs while holding down Centerfield. 

The Saints left fielder and utility man, Blaze Chamberlain, led the team in nearly every offensive category with 47 hits, 31 RBIs, .373 average, .660 slugging, .448 on base percentage, 18 doubles, 4 bombs, and threw in a trio of Triples to his All-Region resume. 

The freshman infielders, Austin Tisch and Jason Swope round out the Saints in All-Region selections with impressive first year numbers.

The versatile Swope, who played every infield position (except catcher), was tied for second on the team in hits with 46, owning a .317 batting average in his first college campaign. He tallied 22 RBIs, 22 walks, and scored 28 runs.

 Tisch, who also belted 46 hits, frequently mixed from 1B to DH throughout the year. Austin finished the year 3rd in average, swatting .329 with seven 2Bs, 1 round tripper , and a pair of triples. Tisch knocked on 25 runs, scored 27, and posted a .955 fielding percentage at first base.