Four Earn NCCSIA All-State Baseball Honors


Four members of the Catawba College baseball team have earned All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA).  Craig Brooks (Monroe, NC/Parkwood HS) and Ryan McClintock (Matthews, NC/Providence HS) were first team honorees, while Keaton Hawks (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) and T.J. Wharton (Lutz, FL/Bishop McLaughlin/Guilford Tech) were second team picks. 

Brooks, a junior pitcher, was named not only the South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year, but also the Southeast Region Pitcher of the Year by all three major post-season outlets.  He was named a second team All-American by both Daktronics and the ABCA, while earning third team All-America honors from the NCBWA.  Brooks finished with a 12-3 record, a 2.32 earned run average and 104 strikeouts.

McClintock, a senior pitcher, posted a 4-0 record with eight saves and a 2.20 earned run average en route to all-league, all-region and honorable mention All-American accolades. 

Hawks, a senior outfielder, was named second team All-SAC and to the SAC All-Tournament team.  He also finished up his career by grabbing All-Southeast Region Tournament honors.  He batted .354 on the year with a team-high 80 hits and drove in 46 runs.

Wharton, a junior catcher and designated hitter, swatted a team-high 10 home runs and also led the team with 57 RBI.  He was named first team All-SAC and second team all-region.

Twenty-four players representing seven different North Carolina Universities and Colleges were named to the All-State College Division  teams.  UNC Pembroke led the way with five selections followed by Wingate, Catawba and Greensboro with four each.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2014 College Division All-State Baseball Teams
First Team     
SP - Olen Little& (Sr, Wingate, Charlotte, NC)
SP - Craig Brooks (Jr, Catawba, Monroe, NC)
RP - Ryan McClintock& (Sr, Catawba, Matthews, NC)
RP - Avery Rogers (Jr, Guilford, Salisbury, NC)
C - Josh Clark (Jr, Wingate, Clemmons, NC)
INF - John Macon Smith& (Sr, Guilford, Greensboro, NC)
INF - Daniel Fraga (Sr, UNC Pembroke, Columbus, OH)
INF - Jordan Edgerton& (Jr, UNC Pembroke, Mount Holly, NC)
INF - Corey Wallace& (Sr, Guilford, Rockingham, NC)
OF - Ivan Vieitez& (Jr, Lenoir-Rhyne, Miami, FL)
OF - Eric Serra (Sr, Wingate, Miami, FL)
OF - Drew Cole (Jr, UNC Pembroke, Peachland, NC)
DH - Dalton Knight (Jr, UNC Pembroke, Morehead City, NC)
Second Team     
SP - Ben Currie (Sr, Wingate, Clemmons, NC)
SP - Andy Sullivan (Jr, UNC Pembroke, Lakewood, NJ)
RP - Drew Baranosky (Sr, Greensboro, Durham, NC)
INF - Brantley Rumford (Jr, Lenoir-Rhyne, Rock Hill, NC)
INF - John Hunter (Sr, Chowan, Hertford, NC)
INF - Tyler Burden (So, Chowan, Aulander, NC)
INF - James Feldmann (Jr, Greensboro, Danville, VA)
OF - Keaton Hawks (Sr, Catawba, Lexington, NC)
OF - Blake Throneburg (Sr, Greensboro, Graham, NC)
OF - Jon Krecicki (Sr, Greensboro, Hamilton, NJ)
DH - T.J. Wharton (Jr, Catawba, Lutz, FL)
& - Named to 2013 All-State Team

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