Frazier and Lindsay named All-ODAC

For the second straight year, and fourth time in the past five season, EMU has at least one baseball player on the All-ODAC First Team.

The Royals’ Damon Frazier (Waynesboro, Va./Wilson Memorial) was voted to the utility spot on the All-ODAC First Team, repeating his honor from last spring. He is also the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete. Freshman Brett Lindsay (Gloucester, Va./Gloucester) took All-ODAC Second Team at third base, in the awards released by the ODAC office today.

In two years at Eastern Mennonite, Frazier quickly emerged as a standout. In his final campaign, he batted team highs of 30 RBIs, 49 hits, 11 doubles and seven home runs. He was second on the team with a .312 batting average, 23 runs, 14 walks and six stolen bases. Frazier was particularly tough during ODAC play, which were the basis of the All-ODAC voting, where he hit .398 with five homeruns and nine doubles, accounting 20 RBIs and 15 runs. He was second among all ODAC players in conference games in hits, doubles, home runs and slugging percentage. Frazier was also EMU’s No. 1 pitcher, finishing with a record of 2-4 with a 5.12 ERA. Along with pitching, he spent time in the field at first base as well as a few games at shortstop.

Frazier also became the second consecutive EMU player to win the Scholar-Athlete award, following two-time All-ODAC First Teamer Joe Hall from last year. Frazier holds a 3.54 GPA at Eastern Mennonite as he works on his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Organizational Leadership). He carried a 3.83 GPA from D-II Concord, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in just three years.

Lindsay took over EMU’s hot corner early on and finished as one of the ODAC’s top freshmen. He and fellow Second Teamer Will Salva were the only two first years named amongst the three All-ODAC teams. Lindsay hit a team-high .314, and his 16 walks helped him to a .411 on-base percentage, both team highs as well. He scored 18 runs with 12 RBIs and five stolen bases, and hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games. In the field, he led the team with 70 assists and sported a solid .924 fielding percentage.

Despite missing six ODAC games with a late-season injury, Lindsay batted .404 in league play with a .456 on-base percentage and .538 slugging percentage. He returned during the final doubleheader of the season in time to hit his first collegiate home run, a two-run walk-off shot in a 9-7 extra-inning win over Lynchburg.

Frazier’s spot on the All-ODAC First Team follows last spring when he and Hall were each on the top team. Hall, Justin Rodriguez and Austin Marzullo represented EMU on the First Team in 2015, and current assistant coach Adam Posey had a spot there in 2014, giving Coach Ben Spotts seven All-ODAC First Team performers over his last five seasons.

The Royals finished the 2018 campaign with a record of 15-24. They were 6-14 in ODAC play, being eliminated from postseason contention with a loss in their final game of the regular season.

Listed below are the full All-ODAC Baseball Teams.  For more information, visit the websites of the participating schools, or go to the ODAC’s home on the Internet at www.odaconline.com. Don’t forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow the ODAC on Twitter at @odacathletics.

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2018 All-ODAC Baseball Awards

ODAC Player of the Year: Sean Guida, Sr., OF, Roanoke College
ODAC Pitcher of the Year: Colin Selby, Jr., SP, Randolph-Macon College
ODAC Coach of the Year: Ray Hedrick, Randolph-Macon College
ODAC Rookie of the Year: Will Salva, Fr., DH, Roanoke College
ODAC/Va. Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete: Damon Frazier, Sr., UT, Eastern Mennonite University

ALL-ODAC FIRST TEAM
Jacob Pilarski

Starting Pitcher

So

Virginia Wesleyan University
Colin Selby

Starting Pitcher

Jr.

Randolph-Macon College
Glen Pizzanello

Relief Pitcher

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University
Reece Yeargain

Catcher

So.

Randolph-Macon College
Joseph Tuzzolo

First Base

Sr.

Randolph-Macon College
Jeff Butler

Second Base

Jr.

Randolph-Macon College
Jack Howard

Third Base

So.

Roanoke College
Brandon Kussmaul

Shortstop

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University
Ryan Duphorn

Outfielder

So.

Randolph-Macon College
Sean Guida

Outfielder

Sr.

Roanoke College
Grant Thompson

Outfielder

So.

Shenandoah University
Keegan Woolford

Designated Hitter

So.

Shenandoah University
Damon Frazier

Utility

Sr.

Eastern Mennonite University
       
ALL-ODAC SECOND TEAM
Colin Morse

Starting Pitcher

Sr.

Shenandoah University
Nick Roth

Starting Pitcher

Jr.

Randolph-Macon College
Michael Bugonowicz

Relief Pitcher

Sr.

Shenandoah University
Chase Smallwood

Catcher

Sr.

Shenandoah University
Luke Nussman

First Base

Jr.

Shenandoah University
Tristan Baker

Second Base

Jr.

Shenandoah University
Brett Lindsay

Third Base

Fr.

Eastern Mennonite University
Robert Marcelle

Shortstop

Jr.

Shenandoah University
Cole Migliorini

Outfielder

Sr.

Randolph-Macon College
Randy Neisz

Outfielder

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University
Rick Spiers

Outfielder

Sr.

Randolph-Macon College
Will Salva

Designated Hitter

Fr.

Roanoke College
Trevor Denton

Utility

Sr.

Guilford College
       
ALL-ODAC THIRD TEAM
Chad Lenz

Starting Pitcher

Sr.

Bridgewater
Chance Pauley

Starting Pitcher

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University
Sal Trancucci

Relief Pitcher

So.

Roanoke College
Devin Daugherty

Catcher

Sr.

Hampden-Sydney College
Chris King

Catcher

Sr.

Bridgewater College
Brady Falon

First Base

Sr.

Virginia Wesleyan University
Andrew Kasiski

Second Base

So.

Hampden-Sydney College
Sam Gerald

Third Base

Sr.

Guilford College
Hoden Watkins

Shortstop

Sr.

Emory & Henry College
Austin Batten

Outfielder

Sr.

Bridgewater College
Nick Goode

Outfielder

Sr.

Shenandoah University
Ben Sexton

Outfielder

Jr.

Emory & Henry College
Cameron Stanley

Designated Hitter

Jr.

Bridgewater College
Jonathan Triesler

Utility

So.

Hampden-Sydney College

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