Five former Valley Leaguers performed well enough in the Atlantic 10 Conference this spring to be named to the postseason All-Conference teams. In fact, one of these players was named to both the first team and the second team, but at different positions. I’m not sure how that works, but… ok.
Here we go:
- George Washington’s Dominic D’Alessandro (Charlottesville 2018) was named first team at first base… and second team at designated hitter. Huh. Dom hit 423/506/668, with 12 doubles, 13 home runs, and drove in 56 runs. Dom was the 15th best hitter in the VBL in 2018.
- VCU’s Connor Gillispie (Charlottesville 2017) is first team at starting pitcher. And for good reason, as he went 5-3, 2.50, with a 0.95 WHIP, 2.5 BB/9, and 12.3 K/9 in 86 1/3 innings.
- Zac Ching (Charlottesville 2018), also from VCU, is second team at shortstop. Zac hit 210/404/502 this spring, with 22 doubles and 17 stolen bases.
- Dayton’s Hunter Wolfe (Strasburg 2017) is second team at starting pitcher. Hunter went 9-4, 3.70, with a 1.21 WHIP, 3.8 BB/9, and 9.2 K/9 in 90 innings pitched.
- VCU’s Ben Dum (Strasburg 2016-17) is second team at relief pitcher. Ben went 5-7, 2.18, with a 0.90 WHIP, 1.9 BB/9, and 8.1 K/9 in 70 1/3 innings pitched. He was much more a long reliever than a short one. Ben was the 2nd best stater in the league in 2016, and 4th best in 2017.