(MASON, Ohio) – On the eve of its tournament, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference Team and seven Walsh Cavaliers were named with honors. Eric Conner and Nick Bebout took the highest honors for the Maroon and Gold with First Team selections. Andrew Czech, Marcus Bobb, and Avery Janning followed as Second Team choices, while Cobe Hutchison and Aidan Mlachak completed the group as Honorable Mentions.
Conner was selected as one of three outfielders on the First Team. The junior was in the top five in the league with a .372 batting average and dotted the top 10 in many other statistical categories. He was second in the G-MAC with 67 hits, fourth with 116 total bases, and tied for fifth with 11 home runs. Conner was one of the most clutch hitters in the G-MAC with a .413 batting average with two outs and a perfect 1.000 with the bases loaded.
Bebout was selected to the First Team as a starting pitcher. He was the team's ace with a 4-1 record and was sixth in the league with a 3.26 ERA. Bebout was one of the main workhorses in the G-MAC as his 6.03 innings per game was sixth. He was also second in walks allowed per game with just 1.9 free bases. Overall he struck out 64 batters in 66.1 innings.
Czech was chosen to the Second Team at first base. He was also a main cog on the Cavs' offensive wheel with a .380 batting average which was fourth in the G-MAC. He pounded out 15 home runs, scored 52 runs, and hit in another 51, all of which ranked second in the conference. His .772 slugging percentage, .495 on-base percentage, and 122 total bases were third.
Bobb joined Czech as the Second Team's second baseman. He was strong on the defensive side making web gem after web gem, especially on twisting 23 double plays which stands ninth in the G-MAC. He was second on the team with 171 at-bats and led the team with 14 stolen bases, just outside the conference's top 10.
Janning completed the Second Team infield selections as the third baseman. He too was an important part of Walsh's offense with a .345 batting average, 11th in the G-MAC. He was sixth in the league with 45 RBI, eighth with 57 hits, and ninth with 13 doubles. He was also a threat to hit the long ball with eight home runs on the season.
Hutchison completes Walsh's All-Conference infield as an Honorable Mention shortstop. He hit for .286 with 36 hits, 31 runs scores, and 17 RBI. He proved to be an effective role player as he was second in the G-MAC with nine sacrifice bunts.
Mlachak was also a key starter in the Cavalier rotation with nine starts with a 3-4 record and one complete game. He had an ERA of 3.94 and was fifth in the G-MAC in fewest runs allowed with 26. Only 21 of those were earned which ranked fourth in the conference.
Walsh will open up postseason play tomorrow when the Cavs take on top-seeded Ohio Dominican at Prasco Park at 6 p.m.