TIFFIN, Ohio—Senior right fielder Ricardo Lizcano (Toledo/Start) was named to the All-Mideast Region first team and senior center fielder Elvin Williams (Euclid) earned one of nine regional Gold Gloves, announced today by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Lizcano’s all-region selection is the third of his career, while Williams is the third Student Prince to earn a Gold Glove in the last two seasons.
Lizcano, a two-time All-America and the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore, was the only Student Prince to play in and start all 44 games and hit .346 with a league-leading eight home runs and team-highs of 48 runs batted-in and 39 runs scored to go with an OAC-best .635 slugging percentage while splitting time between shortstop and right field. He ended his career as one of the most decorated players in the Heidelberg baseball program, having set several single-season records in 2010, and setting new school career marks for home runs (34), walks (111), total bases (435) and slugging percentage (.683), while tying for the career record with 16 triples, and finishing as a .394 career hitter.
Williams fielded .982 and led the outfield with 103 putouts and six assists while showing excellent range into the gaps. At the plate, Williams batted .299 with five doubles, three triples, 26 RBI and 29 runs scored. He led the squad with 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts, was second on the team with 23 walks, and recorded a career-high 11-game hitting streak earlier this season.
Heidelberg finished the 2012 campaign 27-17 overall and 11-7 in the OAC, and advanced to the OAC tournament championship game for the fifth straight season, but fell to Marietta, 4-3, after mounting a ninth-inning rally.