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.