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May 23, 2013

 

Honors galore for Cortland

Cortland senior outfielder Zack Graczyk has been selected as a 2013 D3baseball.com First-Team All-American and the New York Region Player of the Year.
Graczyk is one of eight Red Dragons named to the web site’s All-New York Region Team, and six Cortland players have been chosen to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-New York team.
Graczyk, junior first baseman Max Rosing and junior third baseman Anthony Iacomini were on the D3baseball.com all-region first team. Five Red Dragons —senior shortstop John Adornetto, junior outfielder Chris Jackson, junior designated hitter P.J. Rinaldi, senior starting pitcher Kyle Barkley and senior relief pitcher Tyler Scott — were second-team all-region.
On the ABCA all-region team, Graczyk, Rosing and Adornetto earned first-team honors, while Rinaldi, Barkley and senior Mike Hughes (Albany) were second-team selections.
Graczyk batted a team-best .408 with a 15 doubles, a triple, a homer, 31 RBI and 17 walks in 48 games, all as a starter. He led the Red Dragons with 13 stolen bases and 49 runs scored, and made just one error in 91 chances in center field. Graczyk’s 75 base hits this spring are the seventh-highest single-season total in school history.
Rosing batted .379 in 48 starts at first base. He hit 12 doubles and two homers and led the team with 45 RBI. Rosing also walked 15 times, was hit by pitches 15 times and scored 34 runs. Defensively, he made only two errors in 410 chances for a .995 fielding percentage.
Iacomini played 41 games, 30 as a starter, and recorded a .960 fielding percentage at third base (four errors in 101 chances). He batted .311 with three doubles, 15 RBI and 24 runs scored.
Adornetto finished the season with a .357 batting average in 47 starts. He totaled 14 doubles, three triples, a homer, 23 RBI, 29 walks, 42 runs scored and nine steals. He led the team in walks, shared the team lead in triples and was second in runs scored. At shortstop, he recorded a .960 fielding percentage (nine errors in 225 total chances).
Jackson batted .328 with a team-high six homers in 45 games, 35 as a starter. He also recorded six doubles, two triples, 26 RBI, 25 runs scored and seven steals. He also finished second on the team with 20 walks.
Rinaldi hit .344 in 47 games, 45 as a starter. He saw playing time at designated hitter, catcher and in the outfield during the season. Rinaldi finished the year with five doubles, two triples, three homers, 42 RBI, 12 steals and 31 runs scored. He ranked second on the team in RBI and tied for second in homers.
Barkley finished 7-2 with a 2.14 ERA in 12 games, eight as a starter. He allowed 49 hits and 17 walks in 54 and two-thirds innings with 44 strikeouts.
Scott was chosen to a relief-pitcher spot on the D3baseball.com all-region team. He threw 27 innings in 14 appearances and finished 2-0 with four saves and a 0.67 ERA. Scott allowed 19 hits, 12 walks and only two earned runs and struck out 13 batters.
Hughes finished the season 7-1 with a 2.76 ERA in 12 games, 11 as a starter. In a team-high 65 and a third innings he allowed 62 hits and 15 walks and struck out 37 batters.
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Cortland finished the season 38-11 for its 19th 30-win season in the last 20 years. The Red Dragons won both the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) regular-season and postseason titles and made their 21st straight NCAA Div. III tournament appearance. Cortland finished second at the NCAA Regional in Auburn, and tied for ninth nationally.

 

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