Thursday morning four Lyndon baseball players were named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Conference Team while head coach Tom White earned Coach of the Year honors. Devon Rollins (Winooski, Vt.) and Andre Eason Jr. (Waterbury, Conn.) received First Team honors while Ryan Cordeiro (Rollinsford, N.H.) and Jason Doris (Lincoln, R.I.) received Second Team honors.
Devon Rollins led the team in almost all offensive categories, including batting average (.369), on-base percentage (.431), slugging percentage (.510), hits (55), runs (37), doubles (10), home runs (3), and stolen bases (22). He was second on the team with 22 runs batted in. At first base, Rollins recorded 310 putouts and 18 assists while committing only two errors for a .994 fielding percentage.
Andre Eason Jr. led the team in RBIs with 26 while hitting .349 at the plate. He added a .412 on-base percentage and .380 slugging percentage. Eason Jr. finished the season with 45 hits, 19 runs, two doubles, one triple, and 13 stolen bases. The center fielder was perfect on defense recording 80 putouts and four assists without a single error.
Ryan Cordeiro was solid in the second spot of the lineup, hitting .290 with a .380 on-base percentage and .336 slugging percentage. He was third on the team with 38 hits, and second in runs (30), doubles (6), and stolen bases (21). Cordeiro also added 13 RBIs. One of the top defensive short stops in the league, the junior recorded 110 assists and 53 putouts with just nine errors for a .948 fielding percentage. Cordeiro was also named to the NAC Second Team last year.
In just his sophomore season, Jason Doris made huge contributions to the team at the plate, and behind the plate. The catcher allowed just three passed balls while recording 118 putouts. Doris batted .269 with a .346 on-base percentage. He registered 18 hits, one triple, seven runs, and seven RBIs.
Coach White, in only his fourth season at the helm of the Hornets, has been voted by his peers to earn his first Coach of the Year honor. The squad posted a 22-20 overall record and a 13-11 mark in conference play, an 11-game improvement from a year ago, including seven more wins in conference action and the No. 3 seed in the NAC Tournament. Lyndon finished in the top-2 of the conference in stolen bases (80), batting average (.286), and fielding percentage (.960). Lyndon was one of the toughest teams to strike out, posting a league second-best 192 strikeouts, while drawing the fourth-most walks (114). The team also posted 324 hits, 184 runs, 152 RBI, 35 doubles, seven triples, and three home runs. Defensively, the Hornets topped the league with 33 double plays and were top-3 in several pitching categories, including the second-lowest number of hits allowed (309), and third in runs (198), earned runs (149), strikeouts (220), and strikeouts per 9 innings (6.62). In all of Division III, Lyndon ranks eighth with 47 sacrifice bunts and is 33rd in stolen bases.