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Warner First-Team Daktronics All-American - 05/24/13

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Jake Warner First-Team Daktronics All-American
     05/24/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.), who led the Mountain Cats with a .427 batting average, was named First-Team Daktronics NCAA Division II All-American when this year's teams were released on Friday... (Full Daktronics Release)

     Junior shortstop Michael Schulze from Missouri Western State University and senior pitcher Harvey Martin from Minnesota State University headline the 2013 Daktronics, Inc., NCAA Division II All-America baseball team, earning the Ron Lenz Player and Pitcher of the Year awards respectively.

     A total of 48 student-athletes, representing 39 institutions were named to either the first, second or third team All-America squad, while 18 were named honorable mention.  Members of the NCAA Division II College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selected the All-America teams. The All-America team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. Daktronics has sponsored the baseball All-America program since 2007.

     Warner, also a two-time first-Team All-Conference choice, led the Mountain Cats in batting average (.420), hits (74) runs (46), RBI (40), and total bases (99).  Nationally, Warner ranks third in NCAA Division II in toughest to strike out (33.8), seventh in batting average (.426), 44th in hits (74), and 67th in runs per game (1.02).

     Joining Schulze and Martin on the Daktronics All-America first team include Kyle Petty (C, California, Pa.), Chris Dula (1B, Catawba, N.C.), Jake Warner (2B, Pittsburgh-Johnston, Pa.), Grant Fink (3B, Missouri Western State), Chandler Brock (OF, Alabama-Hunstville), Bubba Dotson (OF, Missouri Western State), Ryan Messina (OF, Shepherd, W.Va.), Bill Gerstenslager (DH. South Carolina-Aiken), Brian Wuest (UT non-pitcher, Nebraska-Kearney), Taylor Taska (UT pitcher, Texas A&M-Kingsville), Jake Baldwin, (SP, Ashland, Ohio), Ethan Carter (SP, North Carolina-Pembroke), Trevor Graham (SP, Franklin Pierce, N.H.),
Kyle Renaud (RP, Missouri-St. Louis).

2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Baseball All-America Teams
Ron Lenz Player of the Year: Michael Schulze, Missouri Western State
Ron Lenz Pitcher of the Year: Harvey Martin, Minnesota State

FIRST TEAM
C Kyle Petty Sr. California (Pa.)
1B Chris Dula Sr. Catawba (N.C.)
2B Jake Warner Jr. Pittsburgh-Johnston (Pa.)
3B Grant Fink Sr. Missouri Western State
SS Michael Schulze Jr. Missouri Western State
OF Chandler Brock So. Alabama-Hunstville
OF Bubba Dotson Sr. Missouri Western State
OF Ryan Messina Jr. Shepherd (W.Va.)
DH Bill Gerstenslager Sr. South Carolina-Aiken
UT (non-pitcher) Brian Wuest Sr. Nebraska-Kearney
UT (pitcher) Taylor Taska Jr. Texas A&M-Kingsville
SP Jake Baldwin So. Ashland (Ohio)
SP Ethan Carter Sr. North Carolina-Pembroke
SP Trevor Graham Jr. Franklin Pierce (N.H.)
SP Harvey Martin Sr. Minnesota State
RP Kyle Renaud Sr. Missouri-St. Louis

SECOND TEAM
C Mike Russo Sr. St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.)
1B Zach Stone Jr. Millersville (Pa.)
2B Adrian English Jr. Barry (Fla.)
3B Nick Sell So. Seton Hill (Pa.)
SS Will Kengor Jr. Slippery Rock (Pa.)
OF Mike Borgschulte Sr. Drury (Mo.)
OF Ryan Lewis Sr. Columbus State (Ga.)
OF Travis Moore Sr. Winston-Salem State (N.C.)
DH Jack Hudson Sr. West Virgina State
UT (non-pitcher) Cameron Scott Sr. Columbus State (Ga.)
UT (pitcher) Pat Kregeloh Jr. Shippensburg (Pa.)
SP Michael Manley Jr. Delta State (Miss.)
SP Carl O’Neal Sr. St. Mary’s (Texas)
SP Glenn Wallace Sr. Sonoma State (Calif.)
SP Harmen Sidhu Sr. Sonoma State (Calif.)
RP Dillon McNamara Sr. Adelphi (N.Y.)

THIRD TEAM
C Nick Tindall So. Quincy (Ill.)
1B Alex Wojciechowski Fr. Minnesota Duluth
2B Braden Box Sr. Colorado Mesa
3B Jordan Edgerton So. North Carolina-Pembroke
SS Mike Mercurio Sr. Mount Olive (N.C.)
OF Marvin Campbell Sr. Hawaii Pacific
OF Patrick Grady Jr. Lander (S.C.)
OF Nate Hewes Sr. Augustana (S.D.)
DH Peter Creamer Sr. Eastern New Mexico
UT (non-pitcher) Chris Ballou Sr. Texas A&M-Kingsville
UT (pitcher) Logan Kalis Sr. Bemidji State (Minn.)
SP James Baune Jr. Southern Arkansas
SP Tim Mayz Jr. Millersville (Pa.)
SP Alex Regan So. Mount Olive (N.C.)
SP Jake Stephens Sr. West Florida
RP Taylor Grover Jr. South Carolina-Aiken

HONORABLE MENTION
Nolan Johnson (C, Minnesota State) ; Jeff May (C, Lander) ; Jason Matusik (1B, Lynn) ; Cesar Abreu (2B, Arkansas Tech) ; Tyler Aldridge (3B, Delta State) ; Blake Miller (SS, Western Oregon) ; Bryce Baur (OF, South Carolina-Aiken) ; Michael Danner (OF, Tampa); Kevin Gratza (OF, Central Missouri) ; Andrew Pezzuto (OF, Southern New Hampshire) ; Jeremy Weber (DH, Cal State Los Angeles); Kale Sumner (UT non-pitcher, Hawaii Pacific) ; Zach Loraine (UT pitcher, Coker) ; James Dylan (SP, West Texas A&M) ; Chris Murphy (SP, Millersville) ; Nick Lomascolo (SP, Catawba) ; Scott Lieser (SP, St. Cloud State) ; Mike Adams (RP, Tampa
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