NCCSIA announces 2014 North Carolina University Division Baseball All-State Teams

Posted by Press Release on June 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2014 University Division All-State Baseball Teams on Monday. Twenty-six players representing seven different North Carolina Universities were named to the 2014 NCCSIA University Division All-State Teams.

Big South Tournament champion Campbell and Southern Conference Regular Season champion Western Carolina led all teams with three players selected to the first-team each. High Point and UNC Greensboro each had two players selected to the first team while one player was selected from Elon, North Carolina Central and UNC Wilmington.

UNC Wilmington’s Mat Batts and Campbell’s Heath Bowers were selected as the first-team starting pitchers for 2014. Batts was named the CAA Pitcher of the Year for the second-straight season after finishing with a 6-3 record and a 2.69 ERA in his senior season. He pitched 103-2/3 innings on the season and struck out 105 batters. Bowers finished with a 10-2 record and a 3.04 ERA and was named second-team All-Big South. The junior pitched 115-1/3 innings and finished with 101 strikeouts.

Campbell’s Ryan Thompson and High Point’s Conor Lourey were named as the first-team relief pitchers for 2014. Thompson was named a third-team All-American by NCBWA, Baseball America and Louisville Slugger. The first-team All-Big South selection finished with a 7-2 record, 17 saves and a 1.33 ERA in 88 innings pitched. Lourey appeared in 27 games for the Panthers and finished with a 9-0 record, two saves and a 1.48 ERA. The junior struck out 70 batters in 54-2/3 innings pitched.

Senior Adam Martin from Western Carolina was named the first-team catcher for 2014. Martin was named first-team All-Southern Conference after finishing the season with a .307 batting average and leading the conference with 65 RBI and 14 home runs.

The NCCSIA first-team infield includes two players from Western Carolina in Jacob Hoyle and Bradley Strong. The Catamount pair is joined on the first team by Hunter King of UNC Greensboro and Spencer Angelis from High Point.

Hoyle hit .332 with 53 RBI and 43 runs scored and was named first-team All-Southern Conference. The junior had 11 doubles and tied teammate Adam Martin for the conference lead with 14 home runs. Strong hit .339 with 53 RBI and 58 runs scored and was named first-team All-Southern Conference. The second baseman led the SoCon in runs scored was named a third-team Louisville Slugger All-American.

King was named first-team All-Southern Conference, finishing the season with a .382 batting average, 46 RBI and 39 runs scored. He led UNC Greensboro in batting average, hits, RBI, doubles and total bases. Angelis became the first HPU player to be a two-time first-team All-Big South selection after finishing with a .390 batting average, 37 RBI and 37 runs scored. The first baseman led the Panthers in batting average, RBI, runs scored, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, extra-base hits and walks.

UNC Greensboro’s Eric Kalbfleisch, North Carolina Central’s Carlos Ortiz and Elon’s Casey Jones combine to form the NCCSIA first-team outfield. Kaldfleisch was only able to play the second half of the season due to injury but was still named second-team All-Southern Conference. The junior finished with a .317 batting average, 26 RBI and 28 runs scored. Ortiz was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and the 2014 MEAC Rookie of the Year. Ortiz hit .321 in his first collegiate season with 25 RBI and 33 runs scored. Jones finished the season hitting .418 with 53 RBI and 42 runs scored. He was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year and a Louisville Slugger second-team All-American.

Matt Parrish was the third and final player from Campbell named to the first-team, filling the DH spot. Parrish hit .324 with 22 RBI and 16 runs scored. The sophomore led Campbell in hitting and finished the season with 10 multi-hit games.

The NCCSIA All-State second-team is comprised of Western Carolina’s Jordan Smith, Tyler Powell, Cody Jones and Taylor Sandefur, North Carolina Central’s Carter Williamson, Tyson Simpson, and Zack Lee, High Point’s John McGillicuddy, Cas Silber and Josh Greene, UNC Greensboro’s Sean Guite and Jordan McDonald and Campbell’s Matt Nadolski.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2014 University Division All-State Baseball Teams

First Team
Pos. Name                   Class  School                              Hometown
SP   Mat Batts              R-Sr.  UNC Wilmington                      Winston-Salem, N.C.
SP   Heath Bowers&          Jr.    Campbell University                 Lillington, N.C.
RP   Ryan Thompson&         Sr.    Campbell University                 Turner, Ore.
RP   Conor Lourey           Jr.    High Point University               Perth, Australia
C    Adam Martin            Sr.    Western Carolina University         Marietta, Ga.
IF   Hunter King            Jr.    UNC Greensboro                      Mason City, Iowa 
IF   Jacob Hoyle            Jr.    Western Carolina University         Hickory, N.C. 
IF   Spencer Angelis        Jr.    High Point University               Orlando, Fla.
IF   Bradley Strong         Jr.    Western Carolina University         Richlands, Va.
OF   Eric Kalbfleisch       Jr.    UNC Greensboro                      Pilot Mountain, N.C. 
OF   Carlos Ortiz           Fr.    North Carolina Central University   Cleveland, Ohio 
OF   Casey Jones            Jr.    Elon University                     Midlothian, Va. 
DH   Matt Parrish           So.    Campbell University                 Angier, N.C.

Second Team Pos. Name Class School Hometown SP John McGillicuddy Jr. High Point Universit Fairfax, Va. SP Jordan Smith Sr. Western Carolina University Liberty, N.C. RP Cas Silber Fr. High Point University Raleigh, N.C. RP Tyler Powell Jr. Western Carolina University Charlotte, N.C. C Carter Williamson Sr. North Carolina Central University Roanoke, Va. IF Sean Guite Sr. UNC Greensboro Huntington Beach, Calif. IF Tyson Simpson Sr. North Carolina Central University Burgaw, N.C. IF Zack Lee Sr. North Carolina Central University Wilson, N.C. IF Jordan McDonald Jr. UNC Greensboro Perth, Australia OF Matt Nadolski Sr. Campbell University Petaluma, Calif. OF Josh Greene Fr. High Point University Ocala, Fla. OF Cody Jones Sr. Western Carolina University Enka, N.C. DH Taylor Sandefur R-Sr. Western Carolina University Mechanicsville, Va.
& - Named to 2013 All-State Team

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