Six W&J Baseball Players Honored on All-Conference Team
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Senior shortstop Joe Bogdewiecz (Medina, Ohio/Hoban) and freshman right fielder Josh Staniscia (Export, Pa./Franklin Regional) earned First Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference laurels to headline six Washington & Jefferson College baseball players honored on Tuesday, May 17.
Seniors outfielder Andy Trettel (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) and right-handed pitchers Jordan Zivoder (Lyndhurst, Ohio/Brush) and Pat Kennedy (Westerville, Ohio/South) were named to the All-PAC Second Team, while freshman right hander Eddie Nogay (Weirton, W.Va./Madonna) was an honorable-mention choice.
Bogdewiecz was an all-conference honoree all four years at W&J, including three-consecutive First Team honors (2008 Second Team). Kennedy also earned a third consecutive honor after being named to the second team in 2009 and first team last season. Trettel was the third W&J player to earn multiple honors earning back-to-back second-team laurels.
Thomas More junior first baseman Andrew Thole and Head Coach Jeff Hetzer won the Most Valuable Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards. Grove City senior Cory Metcalf was the league’s Pitcher of the Year.
Bogdewiecz ended his career as one of the most successful players in Washington & Jefferson College baseball history. A four-year starter at shortstop, he is W&J’s all-time leader in career at-bats (630), runs scored (200), walks (80), stolen bases (61) and is tied for the lead in triples (12). He’s also second in career hits (219), third in career games started (169) and fourth in career RBI (120).
Staniscia finished up one of the most successful rookie campaigns since Bogdewiecz’s 2008 season. The right fielder finished the year with a .347 batting average, a .490 slugging percentage and a .415 on-base percentage. He was W&J’s team leader in hits (51), doubles (12), triples (3) and total bases (72) this season. Staniscia amassed hitting streaks of seven, nine and 14 games throughout the year.
Trettel batted a team-high .348 this season and finished his career a .338 hitter. He’s fifth in W&J baseball history with 127 runs scored in his career. Zivoder and Kennedy led the Presidents’ rotation with five and four wins, respectively. Zivoder (5-4) broke out in his final season with five complete games, 64 2/3 innings pitched and a 3.62 earned run average. He struck out a team-high 46 batters and held opponents to a .265 batting average. Kennedy (4-3), an Academic All-American, had a 4.03 ERA in 58 innings pitched and struck out 31 batters in 11 appearances.
Nogay led the Presidents with a 2.83 ERA in his first year. He was 3-0 in five starts and 13 appearances and tossed 41 1/3 innings. Nogay held opponents to a team-low .264 batting average.
W&J, led by eighth-year Head Coach Jeff Mountain, finished its season 19-21 with a 15-6 mark in the PAC. The 15 conference wins fell one shy of the team record set last season.