Sean Godfrey attempts to hit the ball against Bowling Green on March 21 at Ball Diamond. Godfrey has the potential to be picked in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. DN FILE PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY
BASEBALL: 3 players honored
The Ball State baseball team had three players named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings All-Mideast Region Team.
Sean Godfrey and Zach Plesac were named to the first team, while T.J. Weir was placed on the second team.
After four seasons at Ball State, Godfrey and Weir were recently selected by the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres, respectively, in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Godfrey finished his final collegiate season hitting .333, while also leading the team with nine home runs and 57 runs batted in. He was named the 2014 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, as well as being placed on the Louisville Slugger Collegiate Baseball All-America Third Team.
Halfway through the season, Weir became the Cardinals’ No. 1 starting pitcher, and the 6-foot right-hander did not disappoint.
Weir ended the year with an 8-2 record, a 3.61 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 99.2 innings pitched. The 117 strikeouts were the ninth most in the nation.
As a freshman, Plesac has accumulated what seems like a career’s worth of accolades.
In addition to being named to the American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings All-Mideast Region First Team, Plesac was the 2014 MAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year and was selected to the Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team. He was named the Collegiate Baseball National Freshman Pitcher of the Year and named a Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-American.
Plesac finished his first season of college baseball ranked fourth in the nation with 12 pitching victories. The 6-foot-3 right-hander went 12-2 with a team-low 2.11 ERA. He also tallied six saves to go along with 67 strikeouts in 85.1 innings.