Tognarine, Phillips, Aherin Selected as Academic All-District®
Baseball - Sun, May 7, 2017
ST. LOUIS - The American Midwest Conference saw a trio of baseball student-athletes recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) this week, as Tyler Tognarine of Lyon College, and Ryan Phillips and Neal Aherin of William Woods University earned Academic All-District honors. The trio will now advance to the balloting for recognition as Academic All-America® against representatives from the College Division's other three Academic All-District® Teams. The Academic All-America® Teams will be announced on May 30.
Story Courtesy Lyon College Sports Information
GREENWOOD, Ind. – While helping lead the Lyon College baseball team to the American Midwest Conference Tournament, junior Tyler Tognarine (JR/Cape Coral, Fla.) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division All-District team, the national organization has announced.
Tognarine who is a Psychology major from Cape Coral, Fla., was one of 10 members on the District 2 squad.
In order to be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. Nominated athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at their position. In baseball and softball, pitchers must have pitched at least 10.0 innings. The student-athlete also must complete one full calendar year at their current institution, and reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
By being named to the academic all-district squad, Tognarine is automatically nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-American award, which will be announced on May 30.
Tognarine is currently completing his third season on the baseball team, and has posted a 10-5 record and team low 2.13 earned run average. He also leads the Scots with 10 complete games, one shutout, 101.1 innings pitched and 81 strikeouts.
He has also helped lead Lyon to a 33-22 record this season, including a 17-12 mark in the American Midwest Conference. The Scots are about to play in the American Midwest Conference Tournament championship today at 3 p.m., and have already qualified for the NAIA National Tournament, with the opening round taking place on May 15-18 at various NAIA institutions.
In his three years at Lyon, Tognarine has been named the AMC Freshman Pitcher of the Year and All-Conference honorable mention in 2015, an AMC First Team selection two consecutive years, and the AMC Pitcher of the Year this season. He has also been named an Academic All-Conference selection all three years at the school.
In his career at Lyon, Tognarine has posted a 29-8 record on the mound and 2.75 ERA. He has also thrown 21 complete games, four shutouts and 275.1 innings, while recording eight saves and 196 strikeouts.
Story Courtesy William Woods University Sports Information
FULTON, Mo.— The 2017 CoSIDA All-District Baseball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), have been released on Thursday May 4th and William Woods University's Ryan Phillips and Neal Aherin were named Academic All-District for district three.
To view the entire CoSIDA Academic All-District teams, click here.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at their current institution. Nominated student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the teams' games at the position.
Phillips, who earned First Team All-AMC as a pitcher, Second Team All-AMC at Second Base and Dual Player of the Year. On the mound, Phillips led the Owls in wins (8), innings pitched (85.1), ERA (3.38) and strike outs (90). Phillips made 13 starts on the season on the mound. He ranks 29th in the nation in innings pitched, 35th in wins, and 16th in innings pitched per game (6.56). Phillips also earned honors as a second team All-AMC second baseman. He appeared in 51 games on the season starting 50 contests. He finished second on the team in RBIs (26) and third on the team in batting average (.327). He had 54 hits on the season including eight doubles, three home runs and one triple. Phillips drew 12 walks and was hit by nine pitches on the season. He had an on-base percentage of .397.
Neal Aherin, has appeared in 35 games for the Owls making 22 starts. Neal batted .280 on the season with 21 hits. He had seven doubles, three triples and one home run. Neal drove in 19 runs on the season and drew 11 walks. He had an on-base percentage of .386 on the season. Aherin also stole four bases.