Cranmer's first team honor leads seven Wolves on all-SAC lists


Cranmer's first team honor leads seven Wolves on all-SAC lists
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ROCK HILL - Newberry College third baseman Ryan Cranmer repeated as a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection, leading seven Wolves on the all-conference and Gold Glove teams announced by the league Wednesday.

Cranmer (Newport, N.C.) earns first team all-SAC honors for the second time and is the first Newberry baseball player to ever earn first team honors more than once. It is Newberry's seventh first team all-conference honor.

Earning second team all-SAC honors were starting pitchers Wesley Camp (Pelion, S.C.) and Jake Nidiffer (Columbia, S.C.).

On the honorable mention list are outfielder Alex Kirby (Chapin, S.C.), designated hitter Eric Barbieri (Marlton, N.J.), starting pitcher Cole Cromer (North Augusta, S.C.) and relief pitcher Daniel Nations (Central, S.C.).

Two Wolves earned Gold Glove honors - outfielder Alex Kirby and pitcher Wesley Camp. They are the third and fourth Newberry Gold Glovers in the four-year history of the award in the conference.

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FIRST TEAM ALL-SAC

Ryan Cranmer earned his second career first team all-SAC honor at the hot corner after finishing the regular season as one of the top hitters in the conference.

His nine homeruns ranked fourth in the conference, while he was fifth in batting average at .376. He finished second in the conference in total bases (110), third in hits (65) and runs scored (65), fourth in slugging percentage (.636) and eighth in RBIs (40).

SECOND TEAM ALL-SAC

Wesley Camp was one of the league's top starting pitchers with a record of 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA. His eight wins ranked third in the league while he pitched the most innings in the conference with 93.2.

He ranked fourth in the conference in ERA, with opposition hitters only hitting .245 against him. He also ranked seventh in the conference with 62 strikeouts.

Camp committed only one error in his 44 chances in the field to earn Gold Glove honors.

Jake Nidiffer was fantastic as a freshman in the Wolves' weekend starting rotation, with a sparkling ERA.

He went 5-2 on the year in 55.1 innings pitched with a 1.79 ERA, ranking second in the conference. His 1.64 ERA in conference play was the best mark in the league.

HONORABLE MENTION

Alex Kirby ranked ninth in the conference with a .362 batting average and his nine sacrifice bunts were third in the conference. His 14 stolen bases ranked seventh in the league. He also earned Gold Glove honors with a perfect fielding percentage in 85 chances.

Eric Barbieri finished third in the conference with 16 doubles and was in the top 20 in the conference in hits (52, 18th), homeruns (5, 12th), RBIs (35, 13th) and total bases (85, 12th).

Cole Cromer was one of the conference's top starters with a 5-2 record. His 2.24 earned run average ranked fifth in the conference, while he had a 2.17 ERA (4th) in conference play. Opponents hit .287 against him in his 72.1 innings pitched (7th-most in the SAC). He ranked in the top 10 in strikeouts (58, 9th) and had a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.8.

Daniel Nations appeared in 23 games this season with his 14 conference appearances ranking second in the league. He earned a 5-2 record with three saves. His 2.38 ERA ranked seventh in the conference, while opponents hit .196 against him, ranking him in the top 10 in that category.

All-Time Newberry All-SAC Selections

Year

Player

Pos.

Team

2014

Ryan Cranmer

3B

1st

2014

Wesley Camp

SP

2nd

2014

Jake Nidiffer

SP

2nd

2014

Alex Kirby

OF

HM

2014

Eric Barbieri

DH

HM

2014

Cole Cromer

SP

HM

2014

Daniel Nations

RP

HM

2013

Ryan Cranmer

3B

1st

2013

Jonathan Rosenberger

P

1st

2013

Albert Baur

1B

2nd

2013

Jermale Paige

OF

2nd

2012

Josh McElwee

P

1st

2011

Tyler Sturkie

RP

2nd

2011

Chris Love

SS

2nd

2009

Josh McElwee

P

2nd

2008

Brandon Petty

P

2nd

2008

Nick Martin

DH

2nd

2007

Brandon Petty

P

1st

2004

Stuart Kay

OF

2nd

2004

Gilmore Stevens

DH

2nd

2003

Russell Haltiwanger

P

2nd

2003

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

2nd

2001

Kyle Sherrill

OF

1st

2000

Kyle Sherrill

OF

2nd

1999

Xavier Blake

OF

1st

1999

Trae Cary

P

2nd

1998

Wylie Rucker

OF

2nd

All-Time Newberry SAC Gold Glove

Year

Player

Pos.

2014

Alex Kirby

OF

2014

Wesley Camp

P

2013

Albert Baur

1B

2012

Kevin Rufus

OF