Starting infielders crack Preseason Second Team
February 2, 2017
Shippensburg, PA – Senior Ryan McMillen and junior Nick Spangler have been selected to the 2017 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Atlantic Region Preseason Team. McMillen, the teams starting third basemen, is coming off of another year of batting over .300 for the Raiders. He has a career .313 batting average with 8 homers and 66 rbis. Junior Nick Spangler has also had a career batting average over .300. He comes into his third season as the teams second basemen with a batting average of .337 with 1 homer and 55 rbis over the course of two seasons. Spangler’s glove has also been impressive, having committed only 4 errors last season.
The Raiders will try and improve from last season after ending the year 2 games under .500 with a 25-27 record. Head coach Matt Jones and his team will also look to prove voters wrong after just missing this seasons NCBWA Preseason Atlantic Region’s top 10 teams list. The team has finished with at least 25 wins in the past 5 seasons.