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Written By Editor on 5/15/23 | 5/15/23

Waterville, Maine: A program record seven members of the SUNY Cobleskill baseball team have been honored by the league’s coaches with All-North Atlantic Conference (NAC) post season honors for their play this year which saw the Fighting Tigers claim their third consecutive NAC Western Division Championship while setting the program record for most wins in a single season with a 22-15 overall record including a 13-2 mark in conference play.


Six team members were named to the All-NAC Western Division Team: senior pitcher Devin Lewis, Cobleskill, N.Y., Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, junior shortstop David Flora, Windsor, N.Y., Windsor High School/Herkimer Community College, sophomore catcher Logan Hutter, Smithtown, N.Y., Smithtown West High School, senior third baseman Frank Leger, Bronx, N.Y., All Hallows High School, sophomore centerfielder Zach Ducorsky, Oceanside, N.Y., Oceanside Senior High School, and junior left fielder Matthew Snyder, Latham, N.Y., Shaker High School, while senior outfielder Joe Dougherty, Oxford, Pa., Bishop Shannahan High School, was named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team.


The large number of players honored by the league was viewed by Fighting Tiger Head Coach Austin Straub as an important step in the program’s development and maturation.


“Having these many players selected by the league’s voting members validates what was a record setting year for us. These individual accomplishments propelled us to the program record for most wins in a single season, our third consecutive western division championship and the chance to play for an overall conference title. I think that it speaks volumes to where we are as a program in our conference and recognizes the talent that we have.”   


During the year senior Devin Lewis proved to be among the most dominate pitchers in the conference posting a 4-1 overall record with a 2.96 ERA in 12 appearances including nine starts and 48.2 innings of work. During the year the Cobleskill, N.Y. native struck out 53 hitters while walking only 10.


David Flora made the move from third base to shortstop this season with no effect on his offense as the junior from Windsor, N.Y. batted a team leading .403 going 48-for-119 at the plate with an on-base percentage of .503. During the campaign he racked up 12 doubles, a triple, six home runs, 10 stolen bases, 37 runs scored and 40 runs batted in.


Logan Hutter was selected to the All-Western Division Team for the second consecutive season as the Fighting Tiger catcher went 40-for-114 at the plate for a .351 batting average to go with a .458 on base percentage. The Smithtown, N.Y. native also had 14 doubles, five home runs, 36 runs scored and 40 runs batted in on the year.


Senior third baseman Frank Leger ended his career on a high note going 36-for-109 at the plate for a .330 batting average to go with an on base percentage of .435. During the season the Bronx, N.Y. native had five doubles, eight stolen bases, a home run, 27 runs scored and 20 runs batted in.


Considered one of the best outfielders in the conference, Zach Ducorsky continued his offensive development this season going 51-for-134 at the plate for a .381 batting average to go with a .478 on base percentage. During the year Ducorsky led the league in stolen bases with 23 and walks with 24 while scoring 48 runs and driving in 18 runs on the year.


Moving to the outfield this year junior Matthew Snyder turned in his best offensive year in a Fighting Tiger uniform as the Latham, N.Y. native went 37-for-115 at the plate for a .322 batting average to go with an on-base percentage of .402. On the season, Snyder had five doubles, four triples, a home run, eight stolen bases 28 runs scored and 24 runs batted in.


The program's award recipients were rounded out by senior outfielder Joe Dougherty who was named to the 2023 NAC Sportsmanship Team which honors student-athletes in keeping with the conference's theme of "Creating an Atmosphere of Respect" for each of its sports. The establishment of the Sportsmanship Team in all sports is in concert with the league's ultimate goal to create an atmosphere that places the highest regard for exemplary behavior of all participants, coaches, administrators, fans and officials.

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