Times Staff Report
April 30, 2013
BEREA - The KIAC released the baseball all-conference team, player of the year, pitcher of the year and coach of the year on Monday.
Alice Lloyd College junior pitcher Neil Dillon was named to the All-KIAC Team. Point Park University sophomore third baseman Jordan Crowell was named the KIAC Player of the Year. In 45 games this season, Crowell is batting .437 (59-for-135) with 37 runs batted in and nine doubles. His .437 batting average ranks second nationally in the NAIA.
Indiana University Southeast pitcher Elliott Fuller was named the KIAC Pitcher of the Year. Fuller pitched 60.2 innings over 10 games on the season and finished with a 0.89 earned run average. He had a 6-2 record and struck out 35 opposing batter on the season. The senior pitcher ranks 3rd in NAIA total earned runs allowed (6) and earned run average (0.89).
Point Park University head coach Loren Torres was named the KIAC Coach of the Year. Torres led the Pioneers to the regular season and conference tournament championships this season. Point Park is 38-13 overall and will advance to the NAIA national tournament.
2013 KIAC Honors
Player of the Year
Jordan Crowell – Point Park University
Pitcher of the Year
Elliott Fuller – Indiana University Southeast
Coach of the Year
Loren Torres – Point Park University
Position Name Class School Hometown
C/P Ryan Akins SO Berea Lexington
2B Tom Birko JR Point Park Kennedy Twp., Pa.
SS Blake Crowe JR Berea Irvine
3B Jordan Crowell SO Point Park Milford, Ohio
P Neil Dillon JR Alice Lloyd Wayne, W.Va.
RHP Elliott Fuller SR IU Southeast Clayton, Calif.
C/RHP Louis Helmburg JR IU Southeast Lexington
1B Austin Hunt JR Berea Richmond
OF Mitchell Mattingly SR IU Southeast Jeffersonville, Ind.
RF Don McDuffee SR Point Park Champaign, Ill.
RHP Zach McLean SR Brescia Zionsville, Ind.
OF Casey Messner SR Asbury Lexington
LF Rob Novia SR Point Park North Port, Fla.
P Manny Perdomo JR Point Park Miami, Fla.
INF Frank Pluskota JR IU Southeast Dyer, Ind.
C Hank Stewart JR Brescia Cartersville, Ga.