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FMU Baseball Players listed in final NCAA stats

FLORENCE, S.C. – Numerous Francis Marion University baseball players were listed in the final 2011 NCAA Division II baseball statistical report, while the Patriots ranked highly in several team categories.

In the team rankings, the Patriots ranked among the Top 20 in ten statistical categories: second in sacrifice flies (40), third in sacrifice bunts (75), fourth in hits (629) and hit-by-pitches (93), fifth in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (2.41), 11th in fielding percentage (0.971), 14th in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (7.65), 15th in earned run average (2.83), 16th in triples (20), and 17th in runs scored (407). With its 41-16 record, FMU ranked 21st in win-loss percentage (0.719). FMU also ranked 22nd nationally in team batting average (0.323) and 37th in runs per game (7.1).

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Don Sandifer (Bamberg, S.C.) ranked eighth nationally in wins (11), while freshman righty Jeffrey Stoner (Martinez, Ga.) ranked 30th with nine victories. Sandifer also ranked 17th in strikeouts (105), 28th in complete games (6), 32nd in both fewest hits allowed per nine innings (6.25) and fewest walks allowed per nine innings (1.33), and 69th in ERA (2.33). Stoner was listed 79th in ERA (2.40) and 97th in fewest hits allowed per nine innings (7.32). Junior righty Jarrott Hooks (Marion, S.C.) ranked 74th in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (1.75) and 85th in ERA (2.46), while senior right-hander Patrick Mincey (Hartsville, S.C.) was 63rd in saves (5).

At the plate, junior center fielder Buddy Sosnoskie (Statesville, N.C.) ranked second in sacrifice flies (9), third in triples (9), 14th in hit-by-pitches (19), 24th in hits (80), 56th in batting average (0.396), 59th in total bases (111), and 77th in on-base percentage (0.474).

Senior first baseman Preston Shuey (Charlotte, N.C.) ranked seventh in runs batted in (67), 17th in sacrifice flies (6), 67th in hit-by-pitches (13), and 75th in home runs (8). Freshman third baseman Michael Wilson (Florence, S.C.) ranked fifth in runs (71), sixth in triples (7), 11th in hits (85) and times being hit-by-pitches (20), 59th in total bases (111), and 69th in on-base percentage (0.476).

Senior shortstop Tyler Cappelmann (Sumter, S.C.) ranked as the 38th toughest batter to strike out with only 14 strikeouts in 234 plate appearances. Junior second baseman Brock McCallister (Laurel, Md.) ranked second nationally in sacrifice bunts with 16, while junior designated hitter John Jones (Phoenix, Ariz.) was 11th in sacrifice bunts (13) and 62nd in triples (4). Junior outfielder Tyler Boyd (Lamar, S.C.) ranked 64th in sacrifice flies (5) and 69th in sacrifice bunts (9), while junior catcher Brian Paulhus (Mt. Airy, Md.) was 97th in sacrifice bunts (8).

Francis Marion ended the season ranked ninth nationally after winning the PBC regular-season championship and making a third straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The 41 victories equals the most in team history, and the Patriots advanced to the regional title game for the second consecutive year.

Approximately 240 Division II institutions sponsor baseball.         

Francis Marion University (41-16) final 2011 NCAA stats ranking

 

Category                                                    Rank      Actual
Batting Average (239 ranked)                  22         0.323 
Scoring (239 ranked)                                 37         7.1  
Runs (239 ranked)                                    17          407
Hits (239 ranked)                                       4            629 
Doubles Per Game (239 ranked)           202       1.19 
Doubles (239 ranked)                               145       68 
Triples Per Game (239 ranked)              30          0.35 
Triples (239 ranked)                                 16          20 
Home Runs Per Game (239 ranked)    134       0.33 
Home Runs (239 ranked)                        112       19 
Slugging Percentage (239 ranked)        92         0.408 
Stolen Bases Per Game (239 ranked)  213       0.67 
Stolen Bases (239 ranked)                      184       38
Base on Balls (239 ranked)                     126       161 
Sacrifice Bunts (239 ranked)                    3            75  
Hit by Pitch (239 ranked)                           4            93 
Sacrifice Flies (239 ranked)                      2           40 
Earned Run Average (239 ranked)          15         2.83 
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings (239 ranked)     58         7.4 
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings (239 ranked) 14         7.65 
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings (239 ranked) 5       2.41 
Fielding Percentage (239 ranked)            11         0.971 
Double Plays Per Game (239 ranked)     134       0.65 
Double Plays (239 ranked)                        78          37 
WL Pct (239 ranked)                                    21          0.719
 
Category                                                      Player                             Rank      Actual
Batting Average (500 ranked)                  Buddy Sosnoskie           56         0.396
                                                                      Michael Wilson                127       0.374
                                                                      John Jones                      295       0.347
                                                                      Brock McCallister            354       0.339  
Runs Per Game (100 ranked)                 Michael Wilson               10         1.25 
Runs (100 ranked)                                   Michael Wilson                  5          71 
Hits (100 ranked)                                      Michael Wilson                 11         85
                                                                      Buddy Sosnoskie            24         80  
Triples Per Game (100 ranked)              Buddy Sosnoskie           7            0.16
                                                                       Michael Wilson               21          0.12  
Triples (100 ranked)                                 Buddy Sosnoskie            3            9
                                                                      Michael Wilson                 6           7
                                                                      John Jones                       62         4  
Home Runs (100 ranked)                        Preston Shuey                 75         8 
Runs Batted In Per Game (100 ranked)    Preston Shuey             15         1.18
Runs Batted In (100 ranked)                    Preston Shuey                 7           67 
Slugging Percentage (250 ranked)         Buddy Sosnoskie           173       0.55
Total Bases (100 ranked)                         Michael Wilson                59         111
                                                                       Buddy Sosnoskie           59         111  
On Base Percentage (100 ranked)         Michael Wilson               69         0.476
                                                                        Buddy Sosnoskie          77         0.474
Hit By Pitch Per Game (100 ranked)        Michael Wilson              34         0.35
                                                                        Buddy Sosnoskie          37         0.33 
Hit by Pitch (100 ranked)                           Michael Wilson               11         20
                                                                        Buddy Sosnoskie          14         19
                                                                        Preston Shuey                67        13  
Toughest to Strike Out (100 ranked)        Tyler Cappelmann         38        14.7 
Sacrifice Bunts Per Game (100 ranked)  Brock McCallister          6          0.32     
                                                                         John Jones                    22         0.25
                                                                         Tyler Boyd                       89         0.17  
Sacrifice Bunts (100 ranked)                     Brock McCallister          2            16
                                                                        John Jones                     11          13
                                                                        Tyler Boyd                        69         9
                                                                       Brian Paulhus                  97         8  
Sacrifice Flies (100 ranked)                     Buddy Sosnoskie            2            9
                                                                       Preston Shuey                 17          6
                                                                       Tyler Boyd                         64          5  
Earned Run Average (500 ranked)          Don Sandifer                   69          2.33
                                                                        Jeffrey Stoner                  79          2.40
                                                                        Jarrott Hooks                  85          2.46  
Victories (100 ranked)                                Don Sandifer                  8             11
                                                                        Jeffrey Stoner                 30           9  
Saves (100 ranked)                                     Patrick Mincey               63           5
Strikeouts Per 9 Innings (100 ranked)     Don Sandifer                 99          8.75 
Strikeouts (100 ranked)                              Don Sandifer                  17         105
Hits Allowed Per 9 Innings (100 ranked)   Don Sandifer               32         6.25
                                                                          Jeffrey Stoner                97         7.32
Walks Allowed Per 9 Innings (100rank)    Don Sandifer                32         1.33
                                                                          Jarrott Hooks                 74         1.75  
Complete Games (100 ranked)                 Don Sandifer                 28          6 

 

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Last Published: June 22, 2011 2:11 PM
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