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FMU’s Sandifer named to College Baseball Lineup All-Star squad

FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University sophomore right-handed pitcher Don Sandifer has been named to the inaugural College Baseball Lineup Division II All-Star Team.

The squad consists of thirty-six players from across the nation, including at least one player from each conference.

Sandifer, a native of Bamberg, was 11-3 with a 2.33 earned run average. He led the Peach Belt Conference in wins, strikeouts (105), and opponents’ batting average against at .193. In 108 innings pitched, he allowed only 75 hits and walked just 16, ranking him 31st nationally in fewest bases-on-balls issued per nine innings. He recorded six complete games, including a school-record three shutouts.

Sandifer took a no-hitter into the fifth inning in five of his 14 starts, including a Feb. 19 nine-inning no-hitter against Winston-Salem State University. In that contest, the 10th no-hitter in school history, Sandifer struck out 14 batters as the Patriots prevailed 13-0 against a team that would eventually advance to the NCAA Tournament.

As the team’s No. 1 starter, he helped lead Francis Marion to a 41-16 record, a national Top-10 ranking, the PBC regular-season championship, and a third straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament.   In the recent NCAA regional, Sandifer allowed only 12 hits and four earned runs in 15 innings of work while picking up a win and a no-decision and being named to the All-Tournament Team.

He was named the Peach Belt’s Pitcher of the Year for 2011 and was also named to several All-Region teams.

The team’s 41 victories equals the most in program history, and the Patriots advanced to the regional title game for the second consecutive year. 

 

2011 College Baseball Lineup Division II All-Star Team

Pos          Name (School)                                         Yr.           Ave         AB           R              H              2B            3B            HR           RBI           SB

C              Joe Maloney (Limestone)                        Jr.            .308         185          43            57            14            1              16            61            1

C              Mike Godwin (Wilmington)                       Jr.            .347         144          30            50            19            1              2              44            7

1B            Dean Green (Barry)                                   Sr.           .402         184          44            74            19            1              18            71            1

1B            Nick DeBiasse (Central Missouri)          Sr.           .454         185          61            84            21            1              9              55            10

1B            Tyson Littlewood (Dixie State)                 Jr.            .364         155          46            54            12            0              11            51            2

2B            Stuart Drew (West Georgia)                     Jr.            .440         182          49            80            11            3              0              25            35

2B            Carlos Asuaje (Nova Southeastern)       Fr.            .358         193          48            69            17            2              3              41            20

3B            Jordan Smith (St. Cloud State)                So.           .389         190          45            74            20            2              7              56            9

3B            Logan Williams (Southern Arkansas)    Sr.           .363         190          44            69            13            1              14            67            5

SS           Dillon Hazlett  (Emporia State)                  Sr.           .424         203          55            86            25            4              5              40            39

SS           Rashad Ingram (St. Augustine's)             Sr.           .390         172          72            67            15            3              3              31            79

OF           Matt Johnson (Arkansas Tech)                 Sr.           .454         218          79            99            22            4              9              50            37

OF           Travis Taijeron (Cal Poly Pomona)          Sr.           .380         184          57            70            17            1              15            47            6

OF           Chase Larsson  (Cameron)                     Jr.            .432         190          74            82            13            4              29            84            3

OF           David Fox (Metro State)                              Sr.           .426         169          56            72            20            0              8              55            1

OF           Greg Pron (West Florida)                          Sr.           .445         182          51            81            18            3              9              60            27

OF           Dodson McPherson (Wingate)                Jr.            .410         222          65            91            14            5              17            78            5

DH           Nathan Minnich (Sheperd)                       Jr.            .433         120          42            52            9              0              14            38            0

DH           Derek Ingui (Franklin Pierce)                   Sr.           .391         179          51            70            11            3              10            46            17

DH           Michael Knox (Mount Olive)                      Jr.            .363         160          57            58            13            1              22            56            1

UT            Robert Kelly (St. Anselm)                         So.           .364         165          38            60            15            1              12            41            3

 

Pos          Name (School)                                          Yr.           ERA         W-L-SV   G-GS       CG           IP             H              BB           K          Opp/BA

SP            Ajay Meyer (Ashland)                                Sr            1.57         9-3-2       16-13       11            103          70            15            95            0.190

SP            Jeremy Gigliotti (East Stroudsburg)       Sr            0.45         6-3-1       11-9         7              60            26            11            73            0.131

SP            Jonathan Cornelius (Florida Tech)         Sr            2.39         8-1-1       15-13       5              98            70            28            129          0.201

SP           Don Sandifer (Francis Marion)                So           2.32         10-3-0     13-13       6              93            63            11            94            0.190

SP            Ryan Thompson (Franklin Pierce)          So            1.05         10-1-0     12-12       3              86            55            12            113          0.180

SP            Chuck Fontana (Molloy)                             Jr             1.69         9-1-0       12-12       4              85            58            16            108          0.197

SP            Trey Mitchell (North Alabama)                  Sr            2.75         12-2-0     14-14       7              108          115          17            82            0.268

SP            Carter Capps (Mount Olive)                      So            1.72         11-0-1     14-12       4              89            62            13            97            0.194

SP            Dave Middendorf (Northern Kentucky)    Sr            1.88         8-3-0       15-13       9              100.1       66            14            112          0.189

SP            Tim Shibuya (UC San Diego)                   Sr            2.02         11-3-0     14-14       2              102.1       81            10            99            0.215

SP            Jack Leathersich (UMass Lowell)           Jr             1.62         6-2-1       13-12       1              89            55            27            126          0.175

SP            Grady Wood (Western Oregon)               Jr             2.08         8-4-0       13-13       5              95.1         71            22            72            0.204

RP            Sammy Rivas (St. Mary's)                        Sr            0.24         4-0-14     30-0         0              37.2         25            8              39            0.189

RP            Braxton Lewis (UNC Pembroke)            Jr             0.00         6-0-9       24-0         0              42.2         21            10            46            0.147

RP            Shane Waller (West Florida)                   Sr            0.77         0-0-12     19-0         0              23.1         9              12            39            0.118

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Last Published: June 1, 2011 9:25 AM
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