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Patriots listed in final NCAA baseball stats

FLORENCE, S.C. – Numerous Francis Marion University baseball players were listed in the final 2012 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 three statistical categories: fifth in total hits (658), ninth in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (2.68), and 13th in sacrifice bunts (59). Francis Marion also ranked 25th in earned run average (3.42), 28th in runs scored (385), 33rd in doubles (103), 37th in batting average (.314), 48th in strikeouts per nine innings (7.3), and 50th in scoring (6.6 runs per game). With its 40-18 record, FMU ranked 25th in win-loss percentage (0.690).

Junior right-handed pitcher Spencer Jordan (Florence, S.C.) ranked 12th nationally in wins (10), 22nd in total strikeouts (95), and 95th in strikeouts per nine innings (8.61). Senior southpaw Matt Broderick (Glendale, Ariz.) ranked 21st in fewest walks issued per nine innings (1.29) and 61st in victories with eight, while sophomore righty Jeffrey Stoner (Martinez, Ga.) ranked 27th with nine saves, despite only moving into the closer role late in the season. Stoner was also listed 38th in total strikeouts (88) and 45th in strikeouts per nine innings (9.43).

Senior righty Jarrott Hooks (Marion, S.C.) ranked 55th in fewest walks allowed per nine innings (1.59).

At the plate, senior center fielder Buddy Sosnoskie (Statesville, N.C.) ranked second in both total hits (92) and doubles (25), 10th in doubles per game (0.43), 29th in both runs batted in (56) and total bases (129), 54th in batting average (.391), 63rd in sacrifice flies (5), 69th in toughest to strike out (once every 13.8 at bats), 74th in runs scored (51), and 82nd in RBIs per game (0.97).

Senior second baseman Brock McCallister (Laurel, Md.) ranked 12th in total hits (83) and 61st in sacrifice bunts (10). Sophomore infielder Michael Wilson (Florence, S.C.) ranked 69th in hits (74) and 74th in runs (51), while senior outfielder Tyler Boyd (Lamar, S.C.) ranked 61st in sacrifice bunts (10) and 88th in sacrifice bunts per game (0.20) and junior infielder Stephen Tarkenton (Newnan, Ga.) was listed as 27th in sacrifice flies (6).

Francis Marion ended the season ranked seventh nationally after making a fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament and advancing to the regional title game for the third consecutive year.

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Francis Marion (40-18)
Final Baseball National Ranking Summary

 
 
 
 

Category

Rank

Actual

National Leader

Actual

Batting Average (240 ranked)

37

0.314

Stillman

0.356

Scoring (240 ranked)

50

6.6

Mount Olive

10.6

Runs (240 ranked)

28

385.0

Mount Olive

572.0

Hits (240 ranked)

5

658.0

Delta St.

694.0

Doubles Per Game (240 ranked)

81

1.78

Central Okla.

2.75

Doubles (240 ranked)

33

103.0

St. Cloud St.

137.0

Triples Per Game (240 ranked)

131

0.19

Colorado St.-Pueblo

0.69

Triples (240 ranked)

86

11.0

Colorado St.-Pueblo

37.0

Home Runs Per Game (240 ranked)

177

0.24

Wingate

1.73

Home Runs (240 ranked)

151

14.0

Wingate

95.0

Slugging Percentage (240 ranked)

118

0.394

Central Okla.

0.561

Stolen Bases Per Game (240 ranked)

187

0.78

Benedict

7.19

Stolen Bases (240 ranked)

161

45.0

Benedict

266.0

Base on Balls (240 ranked)

103

178.0

Tusculum

323.0

Sacrifice Bunts (240 ranked)

13

59.0

Central Mo.

105.0

Hit by Pitch (240 ranked)

105

51.0

Cal St. Chico

114.0

Sacrifice Flies (240 ranked)

64

23.0

Indianapolis

40.0

Earned Run Average (240 ranked)

25

3.42

Southern N.H.

2.41

Strikeouts Per Nine Innings (240 ranked)

48

7.3

Southern N.H.

9.3

Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings (240 ranked)

54

9.04

St. Mary's (TX)

6.55

Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings (240 ranked)

9

2.68

Tampa

2.1

Fielding Percentage (240 ranked)

59

0.963

Minn. St. Mankato

0.977

Double Plays Per Game (240 ranked)

200

0.52

North Ga.

1.13

Double Plays (240 ranked)

153

30.0

Three Teams

59.0

         
         

WL Pct (240 ranked)

25

0.69

Central Mo.
St. Mary's (TX)

0.842
0.842

         

 

Category

Player

Rank

Actual

National Leader

Actual

Batting Average (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie

54

0.391

Bryan Lippincott, Concordia-St. Paul

0.494

Runs Per Game (200 ranked)

Michael Wilson
Buddy Sosnoskie

171
189

0.89
0.88

Jacob Rogers, Mount Olive
 

1.59
 

Runs (200 ranked)

Michael Wilson
Buddy Sosnoskie

74
74

51.0
51.0

Jacob Rogers, Mount Olive
 

86.0
 

Hits (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie
Brock McCallister
Michael Wilson

2
12
69

92.0
83.0
74.0

Geno Escalante, Mount Olive
 
 

98.0
 
 

Doubles Per Game (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie

10

0.43

Andrew Camardella, Dominican (NY)

0.53

Doubles (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie

2

25.0

Andrew Camardella, Dominican (NY)

27.0

Triples Per Game (200 ranked)

 

 

 

Tyler Gaby, King (TN)

0.23

Triples (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie
 
 
 
 
 

136
 
 
 
 
 

3.0
 
 
 
 
 

Six players

9.0

           
           

Runs Batted In Per Game (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie

82

0.97

David Weber, Benedict

1.49

Runs Batted In (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie
Brock McCallister

29
143

56.0
44.0

Nathan Minnich, Shepherd
 

72.0
 

Slugging Percentage (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie

176

0.549

Nathan Minnich, Shepherd

0.98

Total Bases (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie
Brock McCallister

29
161

129.0
99.0

Casey Allison, Wingate
 

163.0
 

           
           
           
           
           
           

Hit by Pitch (200 ranked)

Tyler Boyd

179

10.0

Phil Imholte, St. Cloud St.

36.0

Toughest to Strike Out (200 ranked)

Buddy Sosnoskie

69

13.8

Joe Wendle, West Chester

39.6

Sacrifice Bunts Per Game (200 ranked)

Tyler Boyd
Brock McCallister

88
118

0.2
0.17

Curtis Cassise, CSSB
 

0.5
 

Sacrifice Bunts (200 ranked)

Brock McCallister
Tyler Boyd
Jarrod Reed

61
61
135

10.0
10.0
8.0

Josh Doyle, North Ala.
 
 

22.0
 
 

Sacrifice Flies (200 ranked)

Stephen Tarkenton
Buddy Sosnoskie
Brock McCallister

27
63
145

6.0
5.0
4.0

Andy Hall, Missouri S&T
 
 

12.0
 
 

Earned Run Average (200 ranked)

Matt Broderick
Spencer Jordan

110
154

2.57
2.9

John Healy, StAns
 

1.04
 

Victories (200 ranked)

Spencer Jordan
Matt Broderick
Jarrott Hooks
Jeffrey Stoner
Gary Ashcraft

12
61
102
191
191

10.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
6.0

Carl O'Neal, St. Mary's (TX)
Rene Solis, St. Mary's (TX)
 
 
 

13.0
13.0
 
 
 

Saves (200 ranked)

Jeffrey Stoner
Jarrott Hooks

27
105

9.0
4.0

Stephen Johnson, St. Edward's
 

18.0
 

Strikeouts Per Nine Innings (200 ranked)

Jeffrey Stoner
Spencer Jordan
Don Sandifer

45
95
124

9.43
8.61
8.11

Alex Haines, Seton Hill
 
 

13.89
 
 

Strikeouts (200 ranked)

Spencer Jordan
Jeffrey Stoner

22
38

95.0
88.0

Timothy Flight, Southern N.H.
 

140.0
 

Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings (200 ranked)

Spencer Jordan

168

8.16

Matt Marotta, St. Thomas Aquinas

5.13

Walks Allowed Per Nine Innings (200 ranked)

Matt Broderick
Jarrott Hooks
Don Sandifer

21
55
130

1.29
1.59
2.07

Pat Lahey, Lewis
 
 

0.65
 
 

           

 

Last Published: June 28, 2012 3:06 PM
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