2012 All-NCAC Baseball Team Announced
Wabash senior first baseman John Holm (Naperville, IL/Naperville Central) and Wooster senior pitcher Josh Stidham (Monclova, OH/Anthony Wayne) have been named the Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, to highlight the 2012 All-North Coast Athletic Conference baseball selections.
Holm, who captured his second-consecutive Player of the Year award and makes his third-consecutive appearance on the All-NCAC first team, posted a .302 batting average (42-of-139) and led the NCAC in total bases (89), RBI (41), walks (29) and home runs (11) in 40 total games this season.
Stidham makes his debut on the All-NCAC squad as a member of the first team. He has been the ace of the Fighting Scot's pitching staff in 2012, posting a 7-2 record on the hill with a 2.14 ERA. In 67.1 total innings of work, he has allowed just 16 earned runs on 59 hits to go along with 51 strikeouts.
Two other Wabash players joined Holm as repeat selections on the first team, including junior Montana Timmons (Lafayette, IN/McCutcheon) and senior Chris Deig (Evansville, IN/F.J. Reitz). Timmons earned this third-straight first-team selection, while Deig earned his second-straight first-team selection and third all-conference distinction overall after also earning second-team laurels in 2010.
Ohio Wesleyan freshman pitcher Charles Cooper (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) was named Newcomer of the Year by vote of the league coaches. In 58.0 innings of work on the hill, Cooper posted an overall reocrd of 3-4 with a conference-leading 1.86 ERA and 50 strikeouts. In addition, Cooper earned second team All-NCAC laurels.
DePauw's Jake Martin earned Coach of the Year honors by vote of the league coaches after leading the Tigers to a regular season record of 30-10. Martin, who earns his first career NCAC Coach of the Year honor, helped the Tigers climb to their highest national ranking in program history after reaching as high as No. 11 on the ABCA Coaches' Poll on April 17th.