D3 Baseball All-Region Announced

D3 Baseball All-Region Announced

D3 Baseball Release / Whitworth Release / PLU Release / Puget Sound Release

The 2018 D3baseball.com All-Region teams have been announced, with nine NWC representatives receiving honors. Puget Sound freshman Kyle Strash and Willamette head coach Aaron Swick highlighted the awards, claiming West Region Rookie and Coach of the Year.

Willamette senior Jack Brett, Pacific Lutheran Senior Jacob Bockelie, and George Fox sophomore Matt Voelzke earned First-Team honors. Linfield senior Ryan Ross, Pacific Lutheran senior Cole Johnson, and Whitworth junior Hugh Smith claimed Second-Team honors, and Willamette junior Connor Bailey closed out the accolades with Third-Team recognition.  

The 2018 season marks the seventh year that D3baseball.com has named All-Region teams, with 800 players nominated. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region, as well as D3baseball.com staff and contributors. 

For each of the eight regions, there is a regional player of the year (a batter), a pitcher of the year, a rookie of the year (must be a freshman) and a coach of the year.

Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools.

Player of the Year: Riley Schaefer, OF, Sr., Texas Lutheran
Pitcher of the Year: Nathan Malinovsky, SP, Jr., Texas Lutheran
Rookie of the Year: Kyle Strash, 2B, Puget Sound
Coach of the Year: Aaron Swick, Willamette

First team

Pos. – Name – Team, Yr. - Hometown

C - Jack Brett – Willamette, Sr. - Aurora, Colo.

1B - Barry Casey - Texas-Dallas, Sr. - Southlake, Texas

2B - Carson Cox - Concordia (Texas), Jr. - Cotulla, Texas

SS - Aaron Singh – Redlands, Jr. - Anaheim, Calif.

3B - Brendan Gardiner – Redlands, Sr. - Mission Viejo, Calif.

OF - Jacob Bockelie - Pacific Lutheran, Sr. - Shoreline, Wash.

OF - Tyler Cauley - Texas Lutheran, So. Baytown, Texas

OF - Riley Schaefer - Texas Lutheran, Sr.      Thorndale, Texas

DH - CJ Novogradac - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Jr. - Oakland, Calif.

UT - Matt Voelzke - George Fox, So. - Lake Oswego, Ore.

SP - Dylan Drgac - Texas Lutheran, Sr. - Caldwell, Texas

SP - Nathan Malinovsky - Texas Lutheran, Jr. - New Braunfels, Texas

SP - Adam Stead – Redlands, Sr. - Rialto, Calif.

RP - Justin Traxler - Concordia (Texas), Sr. - Austin, Texas


Second team

Pos. – Name – Team, Yr. - Hometown

C - Rainier Aguilar - Redlands , Sr. - San Bernardino, Calif

1B - Ryan Almager - Sul Ross State, Sr. - Lubbock, Texas

2B - Ryan Burciaga - Texas-Dallas, Jr. - Katy, Texas,

SS - Bowie Farris - Texas-Tyler , Jr. - Denton, Texas

3B - Connor Scruggs - Texas-Dallas, Sr. - Garland, Texas

OF - Jonathon Bigley - Sul Ross State, Sr. - Dripping Springs, Texas

OF - Rafe Chaumette - Trinity (Texas), So. - Sugar Land, Texas

OF - Ryan Ross – Linfield, Sr. - Yakima, Wash.

DH - Thomas Craig - Texas-Dallas, Jr. - Austin, Texas

UT - Cole Johnson - Pacific Lutheran, Sr. - Buckley, Wash.

SP - Matthew Devillier - Centenary (La.), Jr. - Lake Charles, La.

SP - Tyler Peck – Chapman, Jr. - Corte Madera, Calif.

SP - Hugh Smith – Whitworth, Jr. - Sammamish, Wash.

RP - Jeff Lonnecker - Trinity (Texas), Jr. - Bellaire, Texas


Third team

Pos. – Name – Team, Yr. - Hometown

C - Elijah Perez - Hardin-Simmons, Sr. - San Marcos, Texas

1B - Matthew Macey - Whittier , Sr. - Oceanside, Calif.

2B - Will Hall – Redlands, Sr. - Seattle, Wash.

SS - Casen Novak - Concordia (Texas), So. - Flatonia, Texas

3B - Nathan Patton - University of Dallas, So. - McKinney, Texas

OF - Connor Bailey – Willamette, Jr. - San Diego, Calif.

OF - Tristan Kevitch – Chapman, Jr. - Ardmore, Pa.

OF - Wesley Moss - Sul Ross State, Jr. - San Antonio, Texas

DH - Keaton Boysen - Texas Lutheran, Sr. - Scottsdale, Ariz.

UT - Deauton Delgado - Louisiana College, Jr. - Shreveport, La.

SP - Felix Minjarez – Redlands, Sr. - Riverside, Calif.

SP - Matt Mogollon – Chapman, Jr. - Torrance, Calif.

SP - Simon Sedillo - Texas-Tyler, Sr. - Grand Praire, Texas

RP - Cole Lavergne - Centenary (La.), Sr. - Sulphur,