May 7, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
A total of five members of the Navy baseball team have earned All-Patriot League recognition, it was announced by the conference office today. Starting pitcher Stephen Moore, catcher Dave Milanes and outfielder Greg Dupell were all voted to the first team, while reliever Joel Rinehart and first baseman Kash Manzelli were named to the second team.
The league's head coaches, who could not select their own student-athletes, voted on the awards.
Dupell, who earned second-team accolades as a first baseman in 2011 and in 2012 as a third baseman, is Navy's first three-time All-Patriot League selection since Shane Groover (1998, '99, '00) and Mark Zematis (1998, '99, '00). Dupell is the conference's first player since 2008 to be named All-Patriot League at three different positions during his career.
Dupell is the Patriot League leader in RBIs with 38, marking the third consecutive year he has driven in at least 35 runs. His 18 doubles this season rank in a tie for first in the conference and rank 19th nationally. The native of Tampa, Fla., has a combined 25 extra-base hits, which leads the conference.
With consistent production throughout his career, Dupell has established himself as one of Navy's top all-time offensive threats. He ranks second in doubles (46), tied for fourth in triples (14), tied for sixth in home runs (15), eighth in hits (192) and tied for ninth in RBIs (118) on the Navy career charts.
He enters this weekend with a .316 batting average, having recorded at least one hit in 14 of the last 16 games.
Milanes is now a two-time All-Patriot League first-team selection, having been voted to the first team as a designated hitter in 2011. The senior has appeared in all 49 games this season and is currently hitting .303 with 30 RBIs. He was named Patriot League Player of the Week twice this season. He garnered the honor March 25th after batting .476 over a five-game span, including going 5-for-5 with seven RBIs against Delaware State on March 20. The Iselin, N.J., native was also recognized by the league after going 9-for-16 in a series split at Holy Cross.
Milanes enters this weekend with 96 career RBIs and 142 career hits.
Moore stepped into the game-one starting role against Army on March 31st and responded by holding the Black Knights to just five hits in picking up a complete-game victory. He went on to pick up two more wins in Patriot League play, defeating Holy Cross and Lehigh. Against conference foes, he went 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA. The sophomore, who had just five career starts entering 2013, finished the regular season in the top four in the conference in both ERA (2.91, third) and opposing batting average (.243, fourth). With a total of 45 strikeouts and just nine walks, his strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks 41st in the nation.
The native of Roswell, Ga., is the fifth Navy starting pitcher in the last four years to garner All-Patriot League honors. He is also the Mids' first starting pitcher to be voted to the conference's first team since Mitch Harris in 2006.
Manzelli was among the league's best at the plate and unquestionably a significant part of the Mids' offense this season. In Patriot League games, he led the conference with a .416 batting average - .028 higher than the next closest player. The junior enters this weekend with hits in 23 of the Mids' last 26 games. He had a career-best 5-for-5 performance in a win over LIU-Brooklyn, which was one of his 18 multi-hit games this season. The native of Dunwoody, Ga., leads the team in both batting average (.339) and on-base percentage (.414).
Manzelli is one of three Mids that has started every game this season. He enters the weekend tied with Milanes for sixth in the conference with 30 RBIs.
Rinehart's 22 appearances out of the bullpen were the second most by any pitcher in the league this season. His 77 career appearances and 16 saves rank him among the best relief pitchers in school history.
The senior captain is 3-1 with four saves and a 2.83 ERA. He began the season by picking up a save in the first game of the year and went on to earn three more, all of which came in league play. He secured a doubleheader sweep at Army on March 31 by tossing three scoreless innings in Navy's 4-2 game-two win. In the final regular season series at Lehigh, he picked up two more saves.
The native of Houston, Texas, earned his second win of the season against Bucknell on April 6. He also picked up his first career hit in the game to help Navy to an extra-innings win.
Navy will host Army this weekend at Max Bishop Stadium in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals. The best-of-three series will begin Saturday with a doublheader at noon. If necessary, the two teams will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
2013 All-Patriot League Baseball Team
Player of the Year: Jordan Enos, Holy Cross (Sr., 1B)
Pitcher of the Year: John Colella, Holy Cross (Sr., RP)*
Rookie of the Year: Andrew Andreychik, Bucknell (Fr., SP)
Coach of the Year: Greg DiCenzo, Holy Cross*
First-Team All-Patriot League
SP: Stephen Moore, Navy (So.)
SP: Chris Rowley, Army (Sr.)
RP: John Colella, Holy Cross (Sr.)
C: Dave Milanes, Navy (Sr.)
1B: Jordan Enos, Holy Cross (Sr.)
2B: Kevin Casey, Lafayette (Sr.)
SS: Alex Jensen, Army (So.)
3B: Mike Ahmed, Holy Cross (Jr.)
OF: Greg Dupell, Navy (Sr.)
OF: Evan Ocello, Holy Cross (So.)
OF: Patrick Puentes, Holy Cross (Sr.)
DH: Corey Furman, Bucknell (Jr.)
Second-Team All-Patriot League ($)
SP: Donny Murray, Holy Cross (So.)
SP: Alex Robinett, Army (So.)
RP: Joel Rinehart, Navy (Sr.)
C: Joe Abeln, Lehigh (Jr.)
1B: Kash Manzelli, Navy (Jr.)
2B: Travis Clark, Bucknell (Sr.)
SS: John Elson, Lehigh (So.)
3B: Carter Bumgardner, Bucknell (Sr.)
OF: Brandon Cipolla, Holy Cross (Jr.)
OF: Jacob Page, Army (Fr.)
OF: Justin Pacchioli, Lehigh (So.)
OF: Andrew Ruck, Lafayette (Sr.)
OF: Casey Turner, Lehigh (Sr.)
DH: Mark McCants, Army (So.)
$ - 14 players due to tie in voting
*- Unanimous selection