GANSEVOORT, N.Y. –The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2015 baseball all-conference awards on Tuesday and Gallaudet University had two honorees selected. Junior outfielder Chase Magsig (Hudsonville, Mich.) and sophomore first baseman Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) were selected to the all-conference second team. This is the duo's first All-NEAC honors in their respective careers.
Magsig ranks in several NEAC categories including first in games (37), third in plate appearances (149), fifth for sacrifice hits (four) and at bats (121), eighth in hits (41) and 10th in on base percentage (.441). He also led the Bison in nine offensive categories (on base percentage, runs, walks, hit by pitch, stolen bases, steal attempts, total plate appearances, games played, games started), had 11 multiple hit games and reached base in 11 consecutive games.
Strong is a two-time NEAC Baseball Player of the Week (March 2, March 23) and is ranked in several NEAC categories including being first in games (37), total chances (341), putouts (315), turning double plays (30), as well as fourth in plate appearances (148), at bats (129), and hits (44). He led the Bison in eight offensive categories (batting average, slugging percentage, RBI, hits, doubles, total bases, total plate appearances, games played, games started) and had 12 multiple hit games.
Penn St.-Abington senior Tom Ditro was named NEAC Player of the Year while SUNY Polytechnic Institute earned Pitcher of the Year in senior Joseph Redmond, Rookie of the Year in freshman Joshua Rodriguez and head coach Kevin Edick was voted Coach of the Year by his peers. SUNY Poly had the most honorees with five.
The two selections now gives Gallaudet 21 All-NEAC honors since it joined the conference in 2010-11. Nine of the 21 selections have been on the first team and 12 on the second team. The Bison program also has three Player of the Year, two Pitcher of the Year and two Coach of the Year award winners in their history in the NEAC.
Note: Statistics, national rankings and conference rankings are through May 3.
2015 Gallaudet University Baseball All-NEAC Honorees
All-NEAC Second Team
All-NEAC Second Team