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Chad Richie and teammate Tyler Arthur were named All-Americans recently. Photo by Richard Davis
Chad Richie and teammate Tyler Arthur were named All-Americans recently. Photo by Richard Davis
Baseball - Tue, Jun. 5, 2012

Georgetown College baseball accolades continue to pour in, a month after the season ended in the regional tournament. Tiger pitchers Tyler Arthur and Chad Richie were named to the 2012 Baseball All-America teams, selected by the NAIA-Baseball Coaches Association All-America Selection Committee.

They both earned second team honors, putting them among the top 32 players in the country.

Richie, a junior, was listed as the second best relief pitcher, while freshman Arthur was among the top eight best starting pitchers and the lone rookie on either of the first two teams.

"It is great for our team and for Chad and Tyler to be recognized this way," said GC coach Micah Baumfeld. "I'm really excited. This is the programs first All-Americans since 2006 and it now doubles our total."

Adam Burks was All-American honorable mention in 2006 and Tim Redman was first-team All-American in 1987.

Richie was the closer again this past season, notching 12 saves on the season while also going 6-1 on the mound in undecided situations. He had a 0.72 ERA in 37 and 2/3 innings with 33 strikeouts. The 12 saves is No. 8 nationally in the NAIA.

Arthur, also Freshman of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in the Mid-South Conference, posted a 10-1 record in 14 games. He threw 91 innings with a 1.68 ERA - ninth best in the NAIA. He also ranked inside the top 25 nationally at No. 16 in total allowed runs (17) and No. 19 in wins.

The pair are the lone MSC representatives on the first or second team, while Lindsey Wilson's Leandro Perez did receive honorable mention honors.

First, second and honorable mentions are as follows:

2012 NAIA Baseball All-Americans

First Team





Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Miguel Beltran*

Oklahoma City

1B

Sr.

Long Beach, Calif.

Blake Barber

Lee (Tenn.)

2B

Sr.

Modesto, Calif.

Adam McCormick

Tabor (Kan.)

3B

Sr.

Pittsburg, Kan.

Stephen Branca

Tennessee Wesleyan

SS

Sr.

Valrico, Fla.

Daniel Baptista

Oklahoma Baptist

UT

Sr.

Fairfield, Okla.

Chad Carman

Oklahoma City

C

Sr.

Midwest City, Okla.

Kyle Pearson

LSU Shreveport (La.)

OF

Jr.

Stonewall, La.

Izaac Garsez

College of Idaho

OF

Sr.

Caldwell, Idaho

Matt Kimmel

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

OF

So.

Redmond, Wash.

Dane Phillips

Oklahoma City

OF

Jr.

Nacogdoches, Texas

Corey Davis

Lee (Tenn.)

DH

Jr.

Douglas, Ga.

Rey Rodriguez

Robert Morris (Ill.)

P

Jr.

Valencia, Venezuela

Chris Thomas

Avila (Mo.)

P

Sr.

Liberty, Mo.

Jared Mortenson

LSU Shreveport (La.)

P

Sr.

Abbotsford, BC

Kris Hall

Lee (Tenn.)

P

Jr.

Strongsville, Ohio

Dane Stone

St. Thomas (Fla.)

RP

Jr.

Miami, Fla.






Second Team





Name

Institution

Pos.

Class

Hometown

Jordan Leyland

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

1B

Sr.

San Dimas, Calif.

Art Corona

Tabor (Kan.)

2B

Jr.

Los Angeles, Calif.

Taylor Oldham

Tennessee Wesleyan

3B

Sr.

Orlando, Fla.

Craig Massey

Faulkner (Ala.)

SS

Sr.

Bells, Tenn.

Richard Bohlken^

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

UT

Sr.

Albuquerque, NM

Ched Gaskin

Purdue-North Central (Ind.)

C

Jr.

Brighton, Mich.

Tanner Moore

Bellevue (Neb.)

OF

Jr.

Omaha, Neb.

Micheal Mendoza

Iowa Wesleyan

OF

Sr.

San Gabriel, Calif.

Joel Capote

St. Thomas (Fla.)

OF

Sr.

Miami, Fla.

Cory Ford

Oklahoma Wesleyan

OF

Sr.

Springdale, Ark.

Karl Seiter

Lubbock Christian (Texas)

DH

Sr.

Port Lucie, Fla.

Tyler Arthur

Georgetown (Ky.)

P

Fr.

Lexington, Ky.

Corey Black

Faulkner (Ala.)

P

Jr.

San Diego, Calif.

Michael Heesch

South Carolina Beaufort

P

Sr.

Chicago, Ill.

Cody Hall

Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.)

P

Sr.

Opp, Ala.

Chad Richie

Georgetown (Ky.)

RP

Jr.

Lexington, Ky.






Honorable Mention





Name

Institution




Roemon Fields

Bethany (Kan.)




Shane Clawson

Bryan (Tenn.)




Jarel Lewis

College of Idaho




Austin Coleman

Cal State San Marcos




Mike Mandarino

Cumberland (Tenn.)




Ian MacGeorge

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)




Kevin Maloney

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)




Will Dismukes

Faulkner (Ala.)




Robert Prieto

Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)




Brady Wathen

Grand View (Iowa)




Eric Schultz

Huntington (Ind.)




Matt McHenry

Judson (Ill.)




Roberto Reyes

Lee (Tenn.)




Alfonso Casillas

Lewis-Clark (Idaho)




Leandro Perez

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)




Stephen Hobbins

LSU Shreveport (La.)




Ben Alison

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)




Abraham Carrasco

Mount Mercy (Iowa)




Alex Heideman

Nebraska Wesleyan




Mitchell Prophet

Oklahoma Baptist




Rich Hawkins

Oklahoma City




Kyle Clifton

Park (Mo.)




Derek Peluso

Point Park (Pa.)




James Dawson

Robert Morris (Ill.)




Cory Lehman

Siena Heights (Mich.)




Jesse Gregurich

St. Francis (Ill.)




Victor Madrazo

St. Thomas (Fla.)




Daniel Cloteaux

Sterling (Kan.)




Chase Benifield

Talladega (Ala.)




Ryne Otis

Taylor (Ind.)




Rhett Goodmiller

Taylor (Ind.)




Jake Stone

Tennessee Wesleyan




Cody Dew

Union (Tenn.)




Tim Leary

Westmont (Calif.)




Gene Felise

York (Neb.)









* 2012 NAIA Baseball Player of the Year
^ 2011 All-America Selection

 
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