Morgenweck Earns CACC Rookie of the Year Honors

Morgenweck Earns CACC Rookie of the Year Honors

New Haven, Conn. - The 2017 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) baseball major awards and all-conference teams were announced by Commissioner Dan Mara on Monday, with freshman Kris Morgenweck earning Rookie of the Year honors. 

Morgenweck made 11 appearances on the bump in his first season in the maroon and white. Garnering a 5-3 record in eight starts with a 2.56 ERA in 56.1 innings pitched with 42 strikeouts.

The Estell Manor product picked up his first win of his young career on the road, going six innings against Hawai'i Pacific, allowing four hits and striking out eight in a 3-1 win. In the Devils return to east coast action, Morgenweck earned his second win with an eight inning, three hit shutout of Le Moyne where he struck out eight. Morgenweck would get the start on the road in game one against CACC rival Wilmington in the designated Bill Giles Memorial Invitational for the winner to play at Citizens Bank Park. As the Devils would go on to take 3 of 4 from WilmU on the season, two wins coming on the arm of Morgenweck. The Devils took game one, as Morgenweck struck out two and allowed just one hit, before fanning three over seven innings in the second meeting in his final outing of the season.

Morgenweck joins a talented list of student-athletes amongst the conference. 

2017 CACC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Steven Wells (Philadelphia University) 

2017 CACC BASEBALL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Kris Morgenweck (University of the Sciences) 

2017 CACC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE YEAR
John Holland (Felician University) 

2017 BSN SPORTS CACC BASEBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris Langan (Felician University) 

2017 CACC BASEBALL TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Goldey-Beacom College

2017 CACC BASEBALL REGULAR SEASON CHAMPION
Felician University

2017 CACC BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
C Matt Kleinstein (Felician University)
1B Steven Wells (Philadelphia University)
2B Justin Decker (Dominican College)
3B Ramger Iglesias (Bloomfield College)
SS Bruce Strickland (Felician University)
OF Rocky Ferrier (Wilmington University)
OF Ronnie Grant (Felician University)
OF Arbely Soto (Dominican College)
P Abraham Almonte (Philadelphia University)
P Sean Deely (Wilmington University)
P John Holland (Felician University)
P Carlos Tejeda (Bloomfield College)
RP Omar Celaya (Nyack College)
DH Brennan Price (Felician University)
UTIL-NON PITCHER David McTaggart (Philadelphia University)
UTIL-PITCHER Jason Polgano (Felician University)

2017 CACC BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
C Joseph Davide (Concordia College)
C Carlos Pino (Nyack College)
1B Kendall Small (Wilmington University)
2B Ralph Caccavale (Felician University)
3B J.R. Meneses (Felician University)
SS Alec Craig (Chestnut Hill College)
OF Matt Diesel (Felician University)
OF Andrew LaMura (Felician University)
OF Brandon Quaranta (Philadelphia University)
P Nick Arnold (Post University)
P Chuck Delagol (Wilmington University)
P Jack Kelley (Nyack College)
P Rob Naughton (Felician University)
RP Dan Hyatt (Wilmington University)
DH Don Walsh (Post University)
UTIL-NON PITCHER Anthony Bartolomei (Dominican College)
UTIL-PITCHER Raul Perez-Duran (Goldey-Beacom College)