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Emory & Henry Baseball Sees Three Named To The All-ODAC Teams

Emory & Henry Baseball Sees Three Named To The All-ODAC Teams

FOREST, Va. – The Emory & Henry College Baseball Team has seen three of its players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference teams, ODAC officials announced Thursday. The announcement comes in conjunction with the start of the 2016 ODAC Baseball Tournament which is being played in Lynchburg this weekend.

Senior right fielder Brandon Lineberry (Hillsville, Va.) garnered first-team accolades while sophomore first baseman Carson Bryant (Hickory, N.C.) and sophomore shortstop Holden Watkins (Ridgeway, Va.) earned spots on the All-ODAC Second and Third Teams, respectively.

Lineberry started all 40 games this season and led Emory & Henry in every offensive category this year including batting average (.344), at bats (154), hits (53), runs (34), doubles (19), home runs (10), RBI (41), walks (19), on-base percentage (.418) and slugging (.662). An All-South Region Second Teamer last year, Lineberry finishes his career as the season-leader in doubles (19), second in home runs in a season (10), third in career home runs (19). He had a 17-game hitting streak between March 16 and April 16 which ranks third on the all-time list.

Bryant played in 38 games between the first base and designated hitter positions. He batted .331 for the year with nine doubles and put together a 15-game hitting streak, good for fifth all-time, between February 27 and March 25. He added 18 runs, nine doubles, nine walks, and a pair of sacrifice flies to his tally. Sure-handed with the glove as well, Bryant posted a .980 fielding percentage in turn one and was part of 20 of the team’s 28 double plays on the year.

Watkins saw action in 32 contests with 29 starts at shortstop, third base and designated hitter. He was third on the squad in batting (.333), runs (24), home runs (two), 14 RBI, and slugging percentage (.451) and his eight-extra base hits ranks fourth on the team. Watkins added six doubles and 14 RBI and led the team with five stolen bases. He notched nine multi-hit games on the season and finished the year on a 14-game hitting streak.

Randolph-Macon College took two major honors as Travis Lodge was named Player of the Year and James Walsh was tabbed as Pitcher of the Year. Washington and Lee University Coach Lucas Jones was honored as coach of the year while Generals’ pitcher Tom Concklin was named the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. Brian Goodwyn of Hampden-Sydney College took Rookie of the Year honors.


-photo courtesy of Caleb Johnston, E&H '15


ODAC Player of the Year: Travis Lodge, Sr., 3B, Randolph-Macon
ODAC Pitcher of the Year: James Walsh, Sr., Randolph-Macon
ODAC Coach of the Year: Lucas Jones, Washington and Lee
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Brian Goodwyn, Fr. OF, Hampden-Sydney
ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete: Tom Concklin, Jr., P, Washington and Lee
Tom Concklin SP Jr. Washington and Lee
James Walsh SP Sr. Randolph-Macon
Phil Morse RP Sr. Shenandoah
C.J. Lindsay C Jr. Virginia Wesleyan
Chuck Noble 1B Sr. Guilford
Joe Tomasulo 2B Sr. Lynchburg
Travis Lodge 3B Sr. Randolph-Macon
Brandon Kussmaul SS So. Virginia Wesleyan
Abel Arocho OF Jr. Shenandoah
Kenner Berry OF Jr. Bridgewater
Brandon Lineberry OF Sr. Emory & Henry
Nick Maiolo DH Sr. Randolph-Macon
Rick Spiers UTL So. Randolph-Macon
Colin Morse SP So. Shenandoah
Michael Scimanico SP Sr. Shenandoah
Danny Devereux RP Fr. Washington and Lee
Mitchell Keeler C Sr. Randolph-Macon
Carson Bryant 1B So. Emory & Henry
John Lloyd 2B Sr. Hampden-Sydney
Ryan Weston 3B Jr. Washington and Lee
Lee Carneal SS Sr. Hampden-Sydney
Justin Erby OF Jr. Virginia Wesleyan
Brian Goodwyn OF So. Hampden-Sydney
Michael Trentham OF Sr. Randolph-Macon
Jake Loew DH Jr. Shenandoah
Kyle Armstrong UTL Sr. Eastern Mennonite
Harrison Richards SP Sr. Roanoke
John Ruhlman SP Jr. Roanoke
Dylan Gonzales RP Sr. Hampden-Sydney
Cory Paton C Jr. Washington and Lee
Kyle Salladay C Jr. Eastern Mennonite
Clark Crutchfield 1B Sr. Roanoke
Tristan Baker 2B Fr. Shenandoah
Cavin Clyde 3B Sr. Bridgewater
Holden Watkins SS So. Emory & Henry
Joe Coleman OF Sr. Shenandoah
Randy Neisz OF So. Virginia Wesleyan
Christian Sanderson OF Sr. Randolph-Macon
Griffin Stanley OF Jr. Eastern Mennonite
Taylor Erby DH Jr. Virginia Wesleyan
Ryan Leake UTL Sr. Bridgewater