MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings have announced the 2012 NCAA Division III All-Mideast Region Teams. Adrian College (37-10) saw six players honored with two athletes being named to the First, Second and Third Teams.
Senior Kyle Strawn (Lima, Ohio) was named the MIAA Position Player of the Year and First Team All-MIAA. In addition, he was named First Team All-Region by D3Baseball.com and was also recognized by D3Baseball.com as a honorable mention All-American. Strawn batted .413 this season for the Bulldogs with 59 hits in 143 at-bats. He scored 44 runs and collected 11 doubles, eight triples and four home runs. He totaled 98 bases and slugged .685 this season with 29 RBI's. Strawn batted .443 in MIAA games going 35-for-79 with five doubles, seven triples and four home runs. He drove in 23 runs and sported a .489 on-base percentage and .963 fielding percentage. Strawn finished this year's regional batting .389 in four games. He scored twice and had one double and two RBI's. Strawn had a remarkable one-year turnaround for Adrian. He batted just .234 as a junior in 77 at-bats and improved his average by .179 points during his senior year.
Senior Jason Fryman (Dowagiac, Mich.) was named First Team All-MIAA and First Team All-Region by D3Baseball.com this season. He also did not have great numbers heading into his senior year, but became the pitching staff ace in 2012. Fryman finished with a 11-1 record setting the single-season school record for wins. He also posted a 2.25 ERA in 84 innings and started 12 games, completing seven of those starts. Fryman allowed 67 hits, 21 earned runs and 16 walks while striking out 76 batters. Fryman ranks third in a season at Adrian in innings pitched and fourth in strikeouts. He picked up a win in regional action against Wooster on May 16 throwing seven innings and allowing eight hits with four strikeouts. He gave up four runs in the first inning and then threw six scoreless innings in Adrian's 8-4 win over the Fighting Scots. Fryman went 16-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 153 career innings for the Bulldogs.
Junior Garrett Green (Novi, Mich.) was the team's second baseman in 46 starts this season and was named First Team All-MIAA and First Team All-Region by D3Baseball.com. Green finished the season with a .358 batting average collecting 54 hits in 151 at-bats. Green scored 33 runs and registered 10 doubles and two home runs. He drove in a team-high 37 runs and sported a .464 slugging percentage and .954 fielding percentage. Green batted .386 during MIAA games this season and scored 14 runs. He walked six times and was hit by a pitch five times sporting a .448 on-base percentage in 28 games. He hit .375 during the NCAA regional with two runs scored and two RBI's.
Sophomore Sam Fischer (Monclova, Ohio) went 0-for-19 as a freshman for the Bulldogs, but what a difference a year makes for the center fielder. Fischer finished with a .371 batting average during his first full year of action in 47 games. He tied for the team-lead with 44 runs scored and had extra-base power with 15 doubles (led team), eight triples and four home runs. Fischer drove in 36 runs primarily from the leadoff spot and led the team with 108 total bases. He walked 19 times and was hit by a pitch eight times sporting a .444 on-base percentage. Fischer also led the team with 16 stolen bases this year. He was a First Team All-MIAA selection and Second Team All-Region pick by D3Baseball.com.
Junior Andrew DeLuca (Westland, Mich.) was named First Team All-MIAA and led the MIAA in batting with a .448 average. He finished the year with a .385 batting average ranking second among starters on the team. DeLuca sported a .960 fielding percentage and stole nine bags during the season. He scored 35 times and collected 12 doubles and two triples in 135 at-bats. DeLuca drove home 25 runs and sported a .506 on-base percentage. He batted .353 during the NCAA regional with six hits in 17 at-bats. DeLuca is a .346 career hitter in 105 games and 298 at-bats. He has the fourth-highest on-base percentage in school history (.458) heading into his senior year and his batting average is currently 10th.
Sophomore Rylie Robinson (Clinton, Mich.) was named First Team All-MIAA and finished the season with a 6-3 record and a 1.95 ERA in 74 innings. Robinson's earned run average was sixth-lowest for a season at Adrian. Robinson started 11 games and completed six of those with a pair of shutouts. Robinson threw a two-hit shutout against Alma in game two on March 31 and also went seven innings with four strikeouts in game two against Calvin on April 12. Robinson walked just 13 and struck out 51 this season. He now is 10-4 with a 1.78 ERA in 101 career innings.