The Heidelberg University baseball team recently completed its annual Fall World Series. The Orange team won the series, 4-1.
In Game 1, Lashon Long belted a three-run home run in the first inning and Daniel Brannum pitched the final frame to record the save, as the Orange team won, 4-1. . For the Black team, Ricardo Lizcano had a double.
In Game 2, the Orange team downed the Black Team by a score of 11-7. Sophomore Zach O’Driscoll recorded the win for Orange. Players with multiple hits for the Orange team included Austin Fleming, Steve Kisan, Jordan Martin, Doug Miller and Steve Morse. Sylvester Nino suffered the loss for Black.
The Orange team took a 3-0 advantage in the series by winning game three, 6-5. Karl Boedecker took the win on the mound with Daniel Brannum recording his second save of the series. Elvin Williams and Arneal Squibb led the Orange team with two hits apiece. Chris Thomas started on the mound for the Black team and gave up five runs (two earned) in five innings. Ricardo Lizcano hit a solo home run and had three RBI for the Black team.
The Black team got its first win of series by winning Game 4, 3-0. Junior Tyler Fruhwirth gave up just five hits in a complete game shutout for the Black team. Ben Blystone hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning to give the Black team the lead. Freshman Ryan Minteer pitched well for the Orange team giving up one hit over five innings.
In Game 5, the Orange team won by a score of 6-5. Bryan Peters recorded the win, pitching four innings and giving up four runs (two earned). Steve Kisan had three hits for the Orange team. Ross Pruitt suffered the loss for the Black team. The series concluded the fall season for the ‘Berg.
The Heidelberg University baseball team wrapped up the 2011 season with the annual fall banquet at Camden Falls on October 16, 2011. The night included a dinner, season recap, awards presentation and a 2012 season preview. All players from the 2012 team were in attendance, in addition to the seniors from the 2011 team.
The following awards were presented at the banquet:
All-OAC First Team : Nate James, Andy Lowe, Willie Brechun, Ricardo Lizcano, Jason Lash
All-OAC Second Team: Ethan Holt, Sylvester Nino, Gar Keen, Derek Andrzejczak, Alex Monroe
All-OAC Honorable Mention: Brian Koehl, Drew Buelow
OAC Sportsman of the Year: Andy Lowe
Academic All-OAC: Nathan James, Jason Lash, Andy Lowe, Drew Buelow, Alex Monroe
Ohio Athletic Conference Players of the Week: Gar Keen
OAC All-Tournament Team: Alex Monroe, Gar Keen, Elvin Williams, Jordan Martin
Regional All-Tournament Team: Alex Monroe, Gar Keen, All-Region, Jason Lash (1st), Ricardo Lizcano (1st), Andy Lowe (1st), Nate James (2nd), Gar Keen (3rd), Willie Brechun (3rd), Alex Monroe (3rd), Ethan Holt (3rd)
MVP: Ricardo Lizcano
Pitcher of the Year: Andy Lowe
Hitter of the Year: Ricardo Lizcano
Rookie of the Year: Zach O’Driscoll
Best Defensive Player: Jason Lash
Team Award: Joe Rourke
Coach’s Award: Blake Thornton
National Leaders: Andy Lowe (14 Saves)
All-America: Ricardo Lizcano (HM ABCA) (3rd D3Baseball.com), Jason Lash (2nd D3Baseball.com), Andy Lowe (1st ABCA) (3rd D3Baseball.com)
National Gold Glove: Jason Lash, Jordan Martin
Mideast Region Gold Glove: Jason Lash, Jordan Martin, Gar Keen