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Tigers Represented with Eight on All-NCAC Baseball Team; Martin Named NCAC Coach of the Year

Tigers Represented with Eight on All-NCAC Baseball Team; Martin Named NCAC Coach of the Year

May 9, 2012

Alex WrightElliott RossGreencastle, Ind. - In voting by the North Coast Athletic Conference coaches, DePauw placed eight student-athletes on the all-NCAC baseball teams.

Second baseman Pat Lyons (So., Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette) and third baseman Alex Wright (Sr., Fishers, Ind./Cathedral) were named to the first team as infielders, while Brendon Pashia (So., St. Louis, Mo./De Smet Jesuit) was a first team outfielder and Elliott Ross (Sr., Cleves, Ohio/La Salle) a first team pitcher.

Lyons hit .317 for the Tigers and drove in 28 runs and posted a .978 fielding percentage. Wright (pictured far left) batted .327 with 12 doubles, 29 RBI and a .954 fielding percentage. Pashia hit .354 with 10 doubles, three triples, four homers, 32 runs and 29 RBI. Ross (pictured near left) posted a 7-1 record on the mound with a 4.18 earned run average. He allowed just 14 walks in 71.0 innings and opposing hitters batted just .252 against him.

Shortstop Zach Starr (Sr., Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) and Robbie Stein (So., Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) were second team choices.

Head Coach Jake MartinStarr, who missed part of the season due to injury, led the Tigers with a .418 batting average, six homers and a .663 slugging percentage and had a .967 fielding percentage. Stein hit .352, scored 31 runs, drove in 34 and committed just one error in the outfield.

Catcher Sam Swafford (Sr., Noblesville, Ind./Noblesville) and first baseman Rob McPike (Sr., Avon, Ind./Avon) earned honorable mention.

DePauw head coach Jake Martin (pictured right) was named the NCAC Coach of the Year after directing the Tigers to a 33-12 overall record including a 12-4 record in NCAC games and the western division top seed.

DePauw, in its first season in the NCAC, finished second at last week's conference tournament and is currently ranked 22nd by both D3baseball.com and in the latest coaches' poll.