GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2019 baseball all-conference awards on Wednesday and Gallaudet University senior shortstop Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) was named to the all-conference first team for a second straight year. This is Upton's fourth consecutive selection to the all-conference team, he was selected to the All-NEAC second team his first two seasons.
Upton ranks 18th in NCAA Division III for batting average (.440) and 49th in on base percentage (.509). He led the NEAC in games played (39), second in hits (62), third in stolen bases (17), batting average (.440), fifth in at bats (141), sixth in on base percentage (.509) total baes (77), seventh in plate appearances (165), 11th in triples (two) and 12th in slugging percentage (.546). He was named NEAC Baseball Player of the Week (Feb. 25) and selected to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week (Feb. 19) this season. Upton finished his career with a new school record in hits (218).
For the third straight season, Penn St.-Berks' Toby Welk was named the NEAC Baseball Player of the Year. Penn St.-Abington's Ryan McCarty, last year's NEAC Rookie of the Year, took home NEAC Pitcher of the Year honors. SUNY Cobleskill freshman second baseman Joseph Ciatto was voted NEAC Rookie of the Year. Finally, Keuka College head coach Rick Ferchen was picked by his peers as the NEAC Coach of the Year award.
This selection now gives Gallaudet 26 All-NEAC honors since it joined the conference in 2010-11. Eleven of the 26 selections have been on the first team and 15 on the second team. The Bison baseball program also has three Player of the Year, two Pitcher of the Year and two Coach of the Year award winners in their history in the NEAC.
Note: Statistics, national rankings and conference rankings are through May 7
2019 Gallaudet University Baseball All-NEAC Honoree
All-NEAC First Team