Benedict Places Five On All-SIAC Baseball Team

ATLANTA, GA – The Benedict College baseball team placed five players on the First Team All-SIAC Baseball Team, the league announced.

First baseman David Weber, second baseman Kevin Davis, shortstop Lydell Moseby, cather Doren Blake and outfielder Jocquese Brunson were all named to the First Team.

Moseby, who played third base, first base, catcher and outfielder as well as shortstop, led the SIAC in hitting at .431, RBIs per game, home runs and slugging percentage. His slugging percentage of .835 leads the NCAA.

Davis leads the NCAA in stolen bases (52) and stolen bases per game. He is second in the NCAA in runs scored per game.

Weber hit .378 and leads the NCAA in on-base percentage and base on balls per game.

Brunson hit .391 and led the team in triples and was second on the team in home runs. He also ranks second in the NCAA behind Davis in stolen bases (46) and stolen bases per game.

Blake hit .402 for the Tigers with a .610 slugging percentage.

Third baseman and catcher LaShante Grimes was named to the SIAC All-Academic Team.

Tuskegee University junior Cash Oliver, who was voted as SIAC Baseball Player of the Year.

Oliver had a .932 fielding percentage, with a .357 batting average. For the regular season, Oliver had 35 hits, 22 RBIs, five doubles and three home runs, while stealing 13-out-of-16 bases.

Stillman College junior Joey Falletta was named the SIAC Starting Pitcher of the Year. Falletta posted a perfect 5-0 record, which included Stillman’s first recorded no-hitter in school history and had a 1.86 ERA.

Relief Pitcher of the Year was awarded to Stillman College junior Tyler Vails, who posted a 3.14 ERA this season, while averaging 4.3 strikeouts on every appearance this season.

Claflin University’s Sixto Guerrero was named SIAC Freshman of the year after averaging .372 from behind the plate with 42 hits, 23 RBIs, eight doubles, and three triples for the year.

SIAC Coach of the Year was awarded to Albany State’s Kenyan Conner, who guided Albany State to the top record in the SIAC East Division.