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CAA Coach of the Year Mark Scalf of UNCW with CAA Assistant Commissioner Steve Kanaby

All-CAA Baseball Awards

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          Release: 05/22/2012
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (May 22, 2012) - Hofstra senior outfielder Danny Poma (Monterey, Calif.) was selected as the 2012 CAA baseball Player of the Year and William & Mary senior Matt Davenport (Chesapeake, Va.) was chosen as the 2012 CAA Pitcher of the Year as the conference announced its post-season award winners on Tuesday night.

Other top honors went to Hofstra junior second baseman Matt Ford (Lansing, N.Y.) as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and Northeastern freshman second baseman Jason Vosler (West Nyack, N.Y.) as the CAA Rookie of the Year. UNCW's Mark Scalf was named the CAA Coach of the Year.

Poma produced one of the top offensive seasons in the nation in 2012. His .435 batting average and 97 hits rank second in Division I, while he leads the country with 76 runs scored and 31 doubles. He also tops the CAA in stolen bases (26), total bases (149), on-base percentage (.504) and slugging percentage (.668). The senior outfielder also hit seven homers and drove in 47 runs. Poma is one of 35 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, which is awarded to the nation's top player. He is the first Hofstra player to ever receive the Bill Brooks CAA Player of the Year award.

Davenport went 7-5 for the Tribe this season and led all CAA starting pitchers with a 1.73 ERA. The senior right-hander topped the conference with 109.1 innings pitched and recorded a league-high 90 strikeouts while walking only 16. He threw a CAA-best six complete games and recorded a pair of shutouts. Opponents batted just .210 against him this season. Davenport ranks 8th in the nation in complete games, 12th in WHIP and 16th in ERA.

Ford had an excellent year defensively for Hofstra, committing only nine errors in 258 chances at second base for an impressive .966 fielding percentage. His 155 assists were the fifth-most in the CAA and he was involved in 44 doubles plays, which was the highest total by a CAA middle infielder. Ford also had a solid season offensively batting .379 with 46 RBI's and 19 stolen bases.

Vosler batted .312 with a team-high 15 doubles and 33 runs scored for Northeastern. The freshman second baseman was second on the team in RBI's (43) and third in home runs (6). He also excelled in the field with just seven errors in 197 chances for a .966 fielding percentage.

Scalf guided UNCW to the CAA regular-season title with an impressive 24-6 mark, which was the second-highest win total in league history. The Seahawks were just 16-15 in early April but closed the regular season by winning 19 of their final 24 contests to improve to 35-20 overall. They were impressive in all phases of the game, ranking second in the conference in batting, pitching and fielding. The CAA Coach of the Year honor is the fifth in Scalf's career.

Hofstra placed a league-high five players on the All-CAA first team. Poma and Ford were joined by junior first baseman Jared Hammer (.383, 4 HR, 64 RBI's), junior shortstop Dalton Rouleau (.341, 30 RBI's, 25 SB) and senior designated hitter Kevin Flynn (.350, 28 RBI's). UNCW had three players make the first team with senior outfielders Andrew Cain (.316, 9 HR, 38 RBI's) and Thomas Pope (.374, 39 RBI's) and senior pitcher Tyler McSwain (8-3, 3.17 ERA).

George Mason had a pair of first-team selections in senior utility player Brig Tison (.368, 34 RBI's) and junior closer Chris O'Grady (2-0, 14 saves, 0.50 ERA). Rounding out the squad were W&M's Davenport, Northeastern junior catcher Jon Leroux (.347, 12 HR, 50 RBI's) and VCU sophomore third baseman Joey Cujas (.379, 45 RBI's).

The awards were presented on Tuesday evening in Harrisonburg, Va. on the eve of the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Baseball Championship, which gets underway Wednesday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Park.

 

2012 ALL-CAA BASEBALL TEAM

(selected by CAA Head Baseball Coaches)

 

FIRST TEAM

Player, School                                      Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/Previous School                          2012 Stats

Jon Leroux, Northeastern                 C            Jr.        Auburn, Mass./Auburn                                  .347, 12 HR, 50 RBI

Jared Hammer, Hofstra                      1B         Jr.        Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central             .383, 4 HR, 64 RBI         

Matt Ford, Hofstra                              2B         Jr.        Lansing, N.Y./Lansing                                      .379, 2 HR, 46 RBI, 19 SB

Dalton Rouleau, Hofstra                     SS          Jr.        Lompoc, Calif./Allan Hancock Coll.              .341, 5 HR, 30 RBI, 25 SB

Joey Cujas, VCU                                   3B         So.       Midlothian, Va./Manchester                         .379, 2 HR, 45 RBI

Andrew Cain, UNCW#                        OF         Sr.       Greenville, N.C./J.H. Rose                              .316, 9 HR, 38 RBI, 20 SB

Danny Poma, Hofstra*                       OF         Sr.       Monterey, Calif./Cuesta College                  .435, 7 HR, 47 RBI, 26 SB

Thomas Pope, UNCW*                       OF         Sr.       Clinton, N.C./Clinton                                       .374, 4 HR, 39 RBI, 14 SB

Brig Tison, George Mason#               UT         Sr.       Vienna, Va./James Madison                           .368, 0 HR, 34 RBI         

Kevin Flynn, Hofstra                           DH         Sr.       Morristown, N.J./CC of Morristown              .350, 1 HR, 28 RBI

Matt Davenport, William & Mary     SP          Sr.       Chesapeake, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk           7-5, 1.73 ERA, 90 K's

Tyler McSwain, UNCW                       SP          Sr.       Sophia, N.C./Randleman                                8-3, 3.17 ERA, 63 K's

Chris O'Grady, George Mason          RP         Jr.        Congers, N.Y./Clarkstown North                   2-0, 14 svs., 0.50 ERA

2012 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Danny Poma, OF, Hofstra

2012 CAA PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Matt Davenport, RHP, William & Mary

2012 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Matt Ford, 2B, Hofstra

2012 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Jason Vosler, 2B, Northeastern

2012 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR:  Mark Scalf, UNCW

SECOND TEAM

Player, School                                      Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/Previous School                          2012 Stats

Matt Reistetter, Hofstra%                  C            So.       Hauppauge, N.Y./Hauppague                        .270, 0 HR, 18 RBI

Hunter Ridge, UNCW#                       1B         Jr.        Asheboro, N.C./SW Randolph                       .329, 3 HR, 40 RBI

Michael Bass, UNCW                          2B         Jr.        Fairmont, N.C./Fairmont                                .321, 0 HR, 28 RBI, 20 SB

Jake Koenig, UNCW                            SS          Sr.       Simpsonville, S.C./Spartanburg Meth.         .292, 2 HR, 28 RBI

Matt Campbell, UNCW#                     3B         Sr.       Salisbury, Md./Pitt Community College       .289, 4 HR, 25 RBI, 18 SB

Aaron Barbosa, Northeastern%        OF         So.       Dracut, Mass./Dracut                                     .349, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 14 SB

Kenny Jackson, Hofstra                      OF         So.       Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot                    .340, 4 HR, 36 RBI

Dan Schafferman, George Mason    OF         Sr.       Wilmington, Del./John Dickinson                    .338, 5 HR, 39 RBI         

Brendan Butler, Towson                    UT         Fr.       Bel Air, Md./John Carroll                                 .300, 1 HR, 33 RBI, 13 SB

Alex Maruri, Delaware                       DH         Jr.        Bronx, N.Y./Stepinac/Elon                             .344, 2 HR, 21 RBI         

Corey Crispell, Delaware                   SP          Sr.       Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham                   6-4, 3.75 ERA, 52 K's

Michael Trionfo, Towson                   SP          Jr.        Jacksonville, Md./Calvert Hall                       10-3, 3.24 ERA, 51 K's

Blake Hauser, VCU                              RP         Jr.        Chesterfield, Va./Manchester                      5-2, 10 svs., 3.38 ERA

 

THIRD TEAM

Player, School                                      Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/Previous School                          2012 Stats

Josh Tutwiler, Old Dominion             C            Sr.       Bridgewater, Va./Jackson State CC               .291, 8 HR, 31 RBI

Jimmy Yezzo, Delaware                      1B         So.       Cherry Hill, N.J./Bishop Eustace                   .329, 6 HR, 35 RBI

Jason Vosler, Northeastern               2B         Fr.       West Nyack, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep               .312, 6 HR, 43 RBI

Josh Wright, Old Dominion*             SS          Sr.       Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby                     .294, 7 HR, 26 RBI 19 SB

Conner Brown, James Madison        3B         So.       Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin                          .338, 3 HR, 33 RBI         

Ryan Lindemuth, William & Mary    3B         So.       Burke, Va./Lake Braddock                              .376, 5 HR, 48 RBI, 14 SB

Bill Cullen, VCU#                                  OF         So.       Colonial Heights, Va./Thomas Dale               .353, 4 HR, 37 RBI

Cole McInturff, James Madison        OF         Jr.        Centreville, Va./Westfield                             .360, 0 HR, 25 RBI, 14 SB

Tyler Molinaro, UNCW                       OF         Jr.        Charlottesville, Va./Pitt CC                             .265, 14 HR, 38 RBI

Ty McFarland, James Madison%       UT         So.       Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby                    .330, 0 HR, 16 RBI

Zack Helgeson, George Mason         DH         Sr.       Roanoke, Va./Pitt CC                                                 .284, 12 HR, 43 RBI

Mat Batts, UNCW                                 SP          So.       Winston-Salem, N.C./Western Carolina      5-4, 2.65 ERA, 79 K's

John Tiedemann, Hofstra                   SP          Jr.        San Luis Obispo, Calif./Cuesta College        7-4, 4.83 ERA, 62 K's

Devon Pearson, Delaware                 RP         Sr.       Reedsville, Pa./Indian Valley                         4-1, 6 svs., 1.61 ERA

* - 1st team All-CAA in 2011                   # - 2nd team All-CAA in 2011                  % - 3rd team in 2011

CAA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player, School                                      Pos.      Cl.       Hometown/High School                                 2012 Stats

Caden Bailey, Georgia State              SS          Fr.       Suwanee, Ga./Lambert                                  .315, 0 HR, 16 RBI         

Brendan Butler, Towson                    UT         Fr.       Bel Air, Md./John Carroll                                 .300, 1 HR, 33 RBI, 13 SB

Chad Carroll, James Madison            SS          Fr.       Oakton, Va./Oakton                                        .279, 1 HR, 28 RBI, 13 SB

Corey Dick, UNCW                              DH         Fr.       Albemarle, N.C./Albemarle                           .316, 7 HR, 33 RBI         

Josh Eldridge, Old Dominion             OF         Fr.       Lorton, Va./Hayfield                                       .299, 4 HR, 26 RBI

Michael Katz, William & Mary           1B         Fr.       Falls Church, Va./Bishop O'Connell              .316, 10 HR, 58 RBI

Vimael Machin, VCU                           SS          Fr.       San Lorenzo, P.R./P.R. Baseball Acad.         .286, 2 HR, 23 RBI

Tyler Powell, Delaware                      OF         Fr.       Marlton, N.J./Cherokee                                  .329, 0 HR, 21 RBI

Jordan Ramsey, UNCW                       P            Fr.       Lexington, N.C./North Davidson                   4-2, 3.92 ERA, 52 K's

Jason Vosler, Northeastern               2B         Fr.       West Nyack, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep               .312, 6 HR, 43 RBI

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