Seven Tigers Earn All-SCAC Baseball Honors; Tschantz Named Pitcher of the Year
May 22, 2008
May 22, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Seven members of the 35-11 Tigers earned all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors and one collected one of the league's top accolades in voting by the conference's head baseball coaches. The complete team is available here.
John Tschantz (pictured) became the first DePauw player to earn one of the SCAC's player of the year awards in the Tigers' 10 years in the conference as he was named the SCAC Pitcher of the Year.
Tschantz finished the season with an 8-3 record and a 2.45 earned run average which ranked third in the conference. His eight wins ranked second in SCAC play, while opponents hit just .235 off of him which ranked third. In his four SCAC regular season games, the senior posted a 4-0 record with a 0.96 ERA. Tschantz was previously an honorable mention choice in 2005 and 2007.
Joining Tschantz on the all-SCAC first team were outfielders Matt Kleine and Justin Weiner and designated hitter Mike Stout.
Kleine, a first team selection each of the last two years, hit .345 this season with a team-high 48 runs batted in. He scored 40 runs and shared the team lead with 13 doubles. Kleine earned a spot on this year's SCAC all-tournament team.
Weiner hit .313 this year with a team-best 52 runs scored which ranked fourth in the conference. His 39 stolen bases led the SCAC and was one shy of tying the DePauw single-season record.
Stout finished with a .373 batting average and led the Tigers with nine homers (third in SCAC) and a .676 slugging percentage (fourth in SCAC). He also scored 49 runs and drove in 40.
Three Tigers earned honorable mention including catcher Jack Gavin and pitchers Jeremy Alland and Jack Gavin.
Gavin hit .373 and drove in 22 in 24 games and was named to the SCAC all-tournament team this year. Alland, an all-SCAC choice in 2007, posted a 5-2 record and a 2.58 ERA, while Meyers was 7-2 with a 3.67 ERA. Alland recorded 65 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings.
The Tigers finished the season with a school-record 35 wins and placed third at the SCAC tournament.