Trio Garners ABCA All-Northeast Region Accolades|
June 10, 2015
QUEENS, N.Y. - After helping lead St. John's to the NCAA Tournament and a sweep of both the BIG EAST regular season and tournament crowns as part of a 41-win season, three players earned All-Northeast Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Pitchers Thomas Hackimer and Ryan McCormick were each first team honorees, while Alex Caruso was a second team selection.
Hackimer, a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection, went 4-1 with a 1.92 ERA to go with a league-leading and program-record 15 saves. The reliever also led the league with a program-record 35 appearances and ranked fifth with 55 strikeouts in just 51.2 innings of work. Hackimer, who allowed a .177 opponent batting average and surrendered just four extra-base hits, also set new program-records for both saves (28) and appearances (96) in a career.
A second team Collegiate Baseball All-American, McCormick unanimously earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year honors and was a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection. The righty went a league-best 11-1 to match a 47 year-old program-record for wins in a single season and ranked second in the league in ERA (2.66), third in strikeouts (70) and first in innings pitched (91.1). McCormick tossed two complete games, including one shutout, and also notched one save. In league play, McCormick went 6-0 and led the league in ERA (1.52), strikeouts (33) and opponent average (.168).
Another unanimous first team All-BIG EAST choice, Caruso finished the season with a league-best .382 batting average to go with a league-leading .480 on-base percentage. The outfielder ranked tied for second in the league with 48 runs scored, while also ranking tied for second with 30 walks and adding career-highs in both doubles (9) and RBI (23). Caruso batted a league-high .418 with a league-best .524 on-base percentage in conference games only.
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