May 8, 2013
BAY CITY, Mich. - The Grand Valley State baseball team picked up a host of postseason awards on Wednesday (May 8) as the All-GLIAC teams and postseason awards were announced. Patrick Kelly was named the GLIAC Freshman of the Year, while head coach Jamie Detillion was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year.
Kelly has been named the 2013 GLIAC “Freshman of the Year” after going 5-3 with a 2.26 ERA in eight starts, striking out 28 and issuing only eight walks in 55.2 innings of work this season. Against GLIAC opponents, Kelly was 5-1 with a 1.75 ERA in seven starts. He had five of his GLIAC starts end with allowing one earned run or fewer. Kelly is the sixth Laker to earn the GLIAC Freshman of the Year award, the second pitcher, and it is the third straight year that a GVSU player has won the award.
Detillion has been named the 2013 GLIAC “Coach of the Year” after leading the Lakers to the GLIAC regular season title in his first year at the helm. The Lakers went 22-7 in conference play this season and won their 10th GLIAC crown in the last 11 years and their 17th overall. GVSU’s 28-14 overall record this year is the second-best for a Laker head coach in his first year. It is the eighth time that the GVSU head coach has been named the GLIAC Coach of the Year, and it is the third time that a first-year coach for the Lakers has had the honor.
Earning All-GLIAC First Team honors were sophomore second baseman Kevin Zak, senior third baseman Stephen Claypool, senior outfielder Chris Rudenga, senior starting pitcher Kyle Teague and senior relief pitcher Brad Zambron.
Zak is hitting .384 this season with 58 hits, 31 runs, nine doubles, two home runs, 31 RBI and a .497 slugging percentage to go with 10 stolen bases. He leads the Lakers in multi-hit games with 18 and had a 28-game reached base streak this season.
Claypool is batting .350 on the year with 32 runs, 11 doubles, 18 RBI and a .430 on-base percentage. He is tied for second on the team with 14 multi-hit games, including two four-hit performances. Claypool had five RBI in a game against Walsh back on April 13th.
Rudenga is currently batting .356 and is tied for the team lead with 34 runs scored. He has a team-leading 12 doubles and has driven in 24. Against Minnesota State on March 11th, Rudenga tied a GVSU record with five hits and set a new school record with four doubles in the game. Rudenga won two GLIAC Hitter of the Week awards this season.
Teague is 6-1 on the season with a 1.92 ERA, three complete games and 49 strikeouts in 56.1 innings of work. He is holding hitters to a .197 batting average, the lowest of any Laker starter. Teague allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his nine starts on the season, including six of his seven starts in the GLIAC. Teague threw a two-hitter at Ohio Dominican on April 6th and twirled a four-hit shutout against Walsh on April 13th.
Zambron is 1-2 on the year with a 2.03 ERA and 11 saves, which leads the GLIAC. He struck out 36 batters in 31 innings of work and walked only five batters, holding hitters to a .193 batting average. In GLIAC games, Zambron was 1-0 with a 0.83 ERA and nine saves, walking only two in 21.2 innings of work with 28 strikeouts a .163 batting average against. Against Tiffin on April 4th, Zambron became the NCAA Division II career saves record-holder. He currently sits at 37 career saves. It's the third First Team All-GLIAC award that Zambron has won over his career.
Brugnoni is hitting .287 on the year and is tied for the team lead with 34 runs scored. He leads GVSU and the GLIAC in home runs with 11, while also leading GVSU with 44 RBI. He has a .610 slugging percentage and has 10 multi-hit games. Brugnoni is tied for the team lead with nine multi-RBI games, including tying a GVSU single-game record with a seven-RBI performance against Charleston (W.Va.) on March 9th. He won the GLIAC Hitter of the Week Award and was the NCBWA National Player of the Week back on March 14th.
Campanella is 7-4 on the year with a 1.62 ERA, which leads the Lakers, and has five complete games with three shutouts. In starts against GLIAC teams only, Campanella is 5-2 with a 0.66 ERA, three complete games and a .194 batting average against. On May 8th, Campanella set the GVSU career record for individual shutouts, recording his fifth in under two years with a nine-inning six-hitter against Lake Erie in the opening round of the GLIAC Tournament.
Kelly is 5-3 overall with a 2.26 ERA and two complete games, striking out 28 and allowing only eight walks in 55.2 innings this year. In GLIAC games only, Kelly is 5-1 with a 1.75 ERA and has a 26:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 46.1 innings over seven starts.
Also winning postseason GLIAC Awards were Wayne State's Brad Guenther, who was named the GLIAC Player of the Year, and Ashland's Jake Baldwin, who was named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year.