Eight Baseball Players Earn CAA Honors

Posted: May 25, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Eight Mason baseball players received a total of nine honors on Tuesday evening at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Awards Banquet. Three were named first-team All-CAA, three were named second-team All-CAA and three were named All-Rookie.

Jason Bour, Chris Fournier and Scott Krieger were named first-team All-CAA. All three players entered the CAA Tournament batting .374. Bour, a junior, was named to the squad at catcher. He has 13 homers, 17 doubles and 48 RBI.

Fournier, a junior, was selected at second base. He has 12 homers, 20 doubles, 45 RBI and 57 runs.

Krieger, a sophomore, leads the CAA in homers and RBI with 20 and 68. He tied the school’s single-season record for homers, and he is among the top 10 in the nation in both categories. Krieger was named All-Rookie last year.

Named to the second team were Jordan Flasher, Chris Henderson and J.J. Pannell. Flasher, a sophomore selected at relief pitcher, set the school’s single-season record with 14 saves, which ranks among the top 10 in the nation. He has a 2.62 ERA and a 2-4 mark while holding opponents to a .227 batting average.

Henderson, a freshman is batting .357, one of the top batting averages for CAA freshmen. He also has 16 doubles and a .400 on-base percentage. He was selected as a utility player, having played catcher, right fielder and designated hitter.

Pannell, a junior, was chosen as a starting pitcher. He was 7-3 overall, 6-1 in CAA play. He had a 5.48 ERA and 57 strikeouts with just 20 walks in 87 innings.

Henderson was one of three players named to the All-Rookie team. Also chosen to that team were Justin Bour and Dan Palumbo. Bour, a first baseman, led all CAA rookies with 14 homers. He hit .310 with 55 RBI.

Palumbo, a third baseman, batted .321 along with a .348 on-base percentage. He played third base and second base, and he committed just five errors at the two infield positions.

James Madison’s Kellen Kulbacki and William and Mary’s Greg Sexton were named CAA Co-Players of the Year. Sergio Miranda of VCU was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Hofstra’s Matt Prokopowicz was named Rookie of the Year.

Jim Sherman of Delaware was named CAA Coach of the Year, the first time he’s earned that honor.

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