Seven Hornets receive NAC Baseball accolades

Seven Hornets receive NAC Baseball accolades

Waterville, ME - Seven members of the Lyndon State College baseball team earned North Atlantic Conference honors, as voted on by NAC coaches and announced by the conference office on Friday.  Andre Eason Jr. (Waterbury, CT) was a 1st Team All-Conference selection, while Ryan Cordeiro (Rollinsford, NH), Jason Doris (Lincoln, RI), James Mundy (Brentwood, NH), Codi Smith (Hartford, VT), and Ryder Thorton (Essex, VT) were all 2nd Team selections.  Collin Clark (Rutland, VT) was named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team.

Eason, a senior applied psychology and criminal justice major, was selected as an outfielder.  He batted .406 with a .522 slugging percentage (good for 5th in the NAC).  He also drove in 31 runs and collected 12 extra base hits, including nine doubles.  Defensively, he recorded 75 putouts and 3 assists against only one error in center field.

Cordeiro, a senior accounting and business administration major, was selected as a shortstop.  He batted .312 with ten extra base hits and 17 runs batted in.  defensively, he recorded a .925 fielding percentage on 161 total chances.

Doris, a junior atomospheric science major, was selected as a utility player.  This season he spent time at both catcher and designated hitter.  He hit .326 on the season and only committed one error in 126 chances behind the plate, for a .992 fielding percentage.

Mundy, a junior atmospheric science major, was selected as a pitcher.  The right hander started nine games for the Hornets and compiled a 5-4 record with a team best 2.86 earned run average (6th in the NAC).  He struck out 37 batters against 21 walks for the season.

Smith, a sophomore business administration major, was selected as an outfielder.  He hit .377 on the season with a team best .566 slugging percentage, which places him 3rd in the NAC in both categories.  He delivered nine doubles and a conference best seven triples, and his 16 extra base hits tied for the conference lead.  He also appeared three times on the mound and had 63 putouts and nine assists in the field without committing an error.

Thorton, a freshman music business and industry major, was selected as a catcher.  He hit .457 with a .545 on base percentage and a .565 slugging percentage.  Behind the plate he recorded 95 putouts and 17 assists without committing an error.

Clark, a senior criminal justice major, played in 22 games primarily as an outfielder and pinch runner.  He scored 13 runson the season.  The NAC Baseball Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior.  The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the baseball culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette.

A complete rundown of NAC Baseball award winners can be found HERE.

The Hornets completed the regular season with a 19-18 overall record.  They were a program best 15-7 in the NAC, good for second place.  Lyndon will compete in the NAC Championship Tournament this weekend at Castleton University.  Their first game will be on Saturday afternoon at 12:30 pm, when they play the #3 seed, New England College.  The winner of the NAC Tournament will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament.