RINDGE, N.H. (May 18, 2017) – Junior right-hander John Amendola (Wallingford, Conn.) has been named to the All-East Region Second Team by the Conference Commissioner's Association, as announced on Thursday afternoon by the CCA.
It is the first career All-Region selection for Amendola, who earned an East Region Honorable Mention from the NCBWA earlier this week. He was also an All-Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection earlier this spring.
Amendola was the team's most consistent starting pitcher, in terms of run-prevention, and logged a team-high 78 innings on the mound over 12 appearances, including 10 starts, three complete games and two shutouts. Through the end of the conference championships, he ranked sixth in the nation in walks allowed per nine innings (0.92) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (8.63), as well as 12th in ERA (1.62) and WHIP (0.94). Among league pitchers, he is tied for fourth in the NE10 in wins (7), ranked fifth in ERA and innings pitched, tied for sixth in complete games and ranked eighth in strikeouts (69). Amendola allowed just 17 runs (14 earned) on 65 hits and issued only eight walks on the way to a 7-3 record and one save.
The Ravens (33-15) wrapped up their season last week as the runner-up at the NE10 Championship. It marked the team's league-record 10th appearance in the final round of the conference tournament. Franklin Pierce posted its 16th straight season of at least 30 wins, and qualified for the NE10 Championship for a league-record 17th straight year.
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