W&L's Strong and Lewis Honored by ODAC
SALEM, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference announced its
2010 baseball all-conference teams on Wednesday afternoon and
Washington and Lee had a pair of players honored.
Sophomore righthander Roger Strong (Spencerport, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) was named to the all-conference second team, while senior catcher Will Lewis (Columbia, S.C./A.C. Flora) was named to the honorable mention squad.
A starting pitcher, Strong won his first four decisions of the season en route to finishing with a 4-2 record on the year to tie for the team lead in wins. He posted a 3.28 ERA in 10 starts and was second on the team with 49.1 innings pitched. His 3.28 ERA was good for sixth in the ODAC. For the season, he surrendered 23 runs (18 earned) on 53 hits and 17 walks with 32 strikeouts, while limiting opponents to just a .277 batting average-against. This is the first all-conference citation of his career.
Mike Marion of Virginia Wesleyan was tabbed as the ODAC Player of the Year, while Kyle Hicks of Randolph-Macon was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year. Jeff Kinne of Hampden-Sydney took home Coach of the Year honors, Brock Shiflett of Lynchburg was named the league’s top rookie and Max Axelrod of Virginia Wesleyan was the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Washington and Lee wrapped up its season last Sunday, falling to Lynchburg College, 8-3, in the ODAC Tournament. W&L posted a final record of 14-19.