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Sides, Shaffer Earn ABCA All-Region Honors

From Alvernia University

May 31, 2019
Alvernia Golden Wolves

Greensboro, NC (May 28, 2019) – Alvernia baseball seniors Nathan Sides and Ian Shaffer earned ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors, as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association on May 28.

Sides earned Mid-Atlantic First Team All-Region honors as a shortstop, and Shaffer earned Third Team honors as a utility player.

This is the second time Sides has earned ABCA All-Region honors, he was a first team selection in 2017 as a sophomore. This is the first time that Shaffer has earned ABCA All-Region honors.

Sides has had a career year for the Golden Wolves, and continues to add to his postseason accolades. Earlier today, Sides was named a d3baseball.com All-American. Earlier this month, Sides picked up d3baseball.com All-Region honors, was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year, and was a First Team All-MAC Commonwealth selection.

Sides led Alvernia and the MAC Commonwealth with a .453 batting average, which was good for seventh in the country. He finished second in the country with 86 hits over 190 at bats. Sides had a team-high 15 doubles and a team-high five triples. He hit three home runs on the season and drove in 49 runs while scoring 59 of his own. Sides was also 17-18 on stolen base attempts. In the field, Sides had a .963 fielding percentage with 119 assists and 87 putouts on 214 chances.

Shaffer, an All-MAC Commonwealth honorable mention selection, finished second in the MAC Commonwealth with eight home runs. He batted .329 on the season with 53 hits, including 14 doubles and two triples. He drove in 30 runs while scoring 54 on his own. Shaffer has split time this year in the infield, outfield, and as a designated hitter. He finished his senior season with an .880 field percentage. He had 30 assists and 56 putouts on 100 chances.

Sides and Shaffer are the 18th and 19th players, respectively, to earn ABCA/Rawlings Honors since the award began in 2013.
Bret Williams of Penn State Harrisburg was named the Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year. Jack Bunting of Johns Hopkins was named the Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year.

2019 Mid-Atlantic-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams
NCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team
Pos.PlayerCl.SchoolState
CDavid Cardona IIIJr.The College of New JerseyNJ
1BCole BeekerJr.SwarthmorePA
2BMiguel TorresSr.Penn State HarrisburgPA
3BAaron BarclaySr.Washington CollegeMD
SSNate SidesSr.AlverniaPA
OFBret WilliamsJr.Penn State HarrisburgPA
OFMatt WoodsSr.RowanNJ
OFAlex MummeJr.UrsinusPA
DHNate DavisJr.Johns HopkinsMD
UTTravis Van HoutenJr.Penn State HarrisburgPA
PIan McColeSo.MisericordiaPA
PJack BuntingSr.Johns HopkinsMD
PJonathan ColeJr.Franklin & MarshallPA
PDanny SerreinoSr.RowanNJ
PJoel BartoniSr.ArcadiaPA
NCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team
Pos.PlayerCl.SchoolState
CRyan ZwierJr.Washington CollegeMD
CMatt RiebesellSr.MuhlenbergPA
CSteve YelinSo.William PatersonNJ
1BMitch WalkerJr.RowanNJ
2BPeter IannarilliJr.ManhattanvilleNY
2BTyler KmiecJr.ImmaculataPA
2BDave TatoianSr.Gwynedd MercyPA
SSKenny JaremaSr.MisericordiaPA
SSZach LipshitzSr.DrewNJ
OFCharlie LevittSr.SwarthmorePA
OFChris DeGiacomoGr.Johns HopkinsMD
OFSteven DiGirolamoSo.William PatersonNJ
OFNick WhiteSr.DeSalesPA
OFDerek ManningJr.ElizabethtownPA
OFConnor HardingSo.ScrantonPA
OFLuke TyreeSr.MarymountVA
UTFrank LoGiudiceJr.KeanNJ
PCorey MartinezSr.William PatersonNJ
PJon MierzwaSr.CatholicDC
PJohn PocciaJr.DeSalesPA
NCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic All-Region Third Team
Pos.PlayerCl.SchoolState
CJack MateroSo.ManhattanvilleNY
1BAnthony HarroldSr.RowanNJ
2BJohn CarelloSr.KeanNJ
SSWill KarpJr.HaverfordPA
SSDanny BorupSr.The College of New JerseyNJ
OFSteve LorenzSo.SusquehannaPA
OFJon FleckJr.CentenaryNJ
OFJacob SimonJr.The College of New JerseyNJ
OFMack McKissonSo.CabriniPA
OFCharlie BareboSr.DeSalesPA
UTIan ShafferSr.AlverniaPA
PIan ScheidemannSr.Rutgers-CamdenNJ
PJack BuckleyJr.Franklin & MarshallPA
PAndrew DiPiazzaSr.RowanNJ
PPeter NielsenJr.The College of New JerseyNJ
Mid-Atlantic Position Player of the Year: Bret Williams, Jr., OF, Penn State Harrisburg
Mid-Atlantic Pitcher of the Year: Jack Bunting, Sr., Johns Hopkins

 

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