As the D3 Baseball Championships begin this weekend, we look back at the amazing performances from the 2018 campaign.
Being chosen from a long list of players who had great seasons, the following list consists of the 2018 HERO Sports All-America Team.
Congratulations to these 10 players on their accomplishments this season! [divider]
Parent was simply amazing for the Panthers in 2018, hitting nearly .500 and the most home runs in program history. His jaw-dropping numbers helped him earn the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Year. [divider]
On a team that broke program records for wins and conference wins in a season, Welk was a big-time contributor in getting there. Leading the Nittany Lions in batting average, home runs, RBI, and all of D3 in slugging percentage speaks for itself when making a list like this one. [divider]
Bryden put on a hitting display this season for the BennettRank's number one overall team. The balance of hitting for power, and tormenting opposing teams with 29 steals shows the great balance that Bryden brings to the lineup. His great year landed him on the ABCA All-Midwest Region first team. [divider]
Helping the Bulldogs make history, winning their first SCAC conference championship and the fifth bid to the D3 Regional Championship, Schaefer's contributions were essential to the team's success. [divider]
The sophomore outfielder led the team in homers and RBI, helping the Fighting Scots be one of the final eight teams competing for the D3 World Series. [divider]
Breaking the Seagulls team record for wins this season, Reeves was essential to the team's ability to win 14 games in a row, and their 15th Capital Athletic Conference championship. Winning the ABCA South Region Pitcher of the Year, Reeves finished his collegiate career as one of the most decorated pitchers in school history. [divider]
Parsons led the Bulldogs in pitching this season, posting 11 wins, pushing his career total to over 40. Being the first D3 player to have 40 career wins since 2003, Parsons had one hell of a career. Among the several accolades that came his way, Parsons was named the ABCA Mideast Pitcher of the Year. [divider]
Headed to the D3 World Series for the first time ever, the Bulldogs depended on Malinovsky's arm to get them there. Posting a career-low 1.34 ERA in over 100 innings proved Malinovsky was as hard to get to as any pitcher at the D3 level this year. [divider]
Being near the top of the stats sheet for strikeouts and wins, Selby had a breakout 2018 on the Yellow Jackets route to an East Region championship, and a World Series bid. [divider]
Leading all of D3 with an ERA of .99 with 67 strikeouts in 63.2 innings of work, Cronin was as efficient as any this year. Bouncing back after a Tommy John surgery from a year ago, Cronin found himself the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year. [divider]