Baseball Earns Four All-GLIAC Honors

Baseball Earns Four All-GLIAC Honors

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BAY CITY, Mich.—Four members of the Lake Erie College baseball team earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors announced by the conference Wednesday (May 11).

Outfielder Lucas Raley (Hinckley, Ohio/Medina Highland) had the top honor for the Storm, earning a spot on the All-GLIAC First-Team.  The former GLIAC Freshman of the Year had a phenomenal season at the plate.  He batted .424 with an on-base percentage of .528 and a slugging percentage of .747. In 158 at-bats, Raley had 67 hits including 11 doubles, two triples and 12 homeruns.  He scored 54 times and drove in 39 runs.  Raley stole 12 bases and earned 28 walks.  He had 25 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games. The junior had a season-high six RBI against David and Elkins College. Defensively, he had a fielding percentage of .983 with 11 assists.

Pitcher David Lemasters (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview) earned a spot on the All-GLIAC Second-Team.  In 11 starts, Lemasters picked up five wins with a 4.05 ERA.  He worked a total of 66.2 innings and struck out 75 batters.  The sophomore struck out at least five batters in all but one start.  Against Walsh University, he struck out 11 in seven innings.  He went the distance for the Storm five times.

First baseman Cale Giddings (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington North/Akron) and catcher/third baseman Nigel Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle) were named All-GLIAC Honorable Mentions. 

Giddings batted .357 for the season.  He totaled 50 hits with 13 doubles, a triple and a dozen homeruns.  He drove in 34 runs while scoring 30.  Giddings had three multi-homerun, 16 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games.  He earned GLIAC Player of the Week honors for the final week of the season where he hit .667 with six homeruns, 17 RBI and 12 runs. In addition to his .357 average, he had an on-base percentage of .406 and a slugging percentage of .721.  Defensively, he had a fielding percentage of .997.

Williams batted .344 for the season.  He totaled 45 hits with seven doubles and four RBI.  Williams drove in 37 runs while scoring 24 times.  The freshman had an on-base percentage of .400 and a slugging percentage of .489.  He had 10 multi-hit and multi-RBI games including a four-for-four performance with a pair of homeruns against Ohio Dominican University.  Defensively, Williams had a fielding percentage of .988.

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