Woods Earns PAC First Team Honors

From Left to Right, Woods (Photo by Michael Longo Jr.), Anselmino, Wengert, Rady
From Left to Right, Woods (Photo by Michael Longo Jr.), Anselmino, Wengert, Rady

Greenville, Pa – Senior first basemen Neil Woods was selected to the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) First Team, which was announced Tuesday afternoon. Ballots for the all-conference teams and annual award winners were voted on by the PAC's head coaches.

In addition to Woods, juniors Ryan Anselmino (C), Noah Rady (OF), and Isaac Wengert (P) were named PAC Second Team, while senior Tyler Frazee (UTL) was accompanied by junior Tim Reinhard (P) and sophomore Kyle Goodwin (SS) as PAC Honorable Mention. Senior second basemen Josh Lonero earned PAC All-Sportsmanship honors.

Woods led the Bison in majority offensive categories finishing his senior year career batting .418 with 43 runs batted in, seven homeruns, 64 hits, and 38 runs scored. The Pittsburgh native is arguably one of Bethany's best defensive players in school history, holding the school record for put outs in a career and single season, while holding the record for most double plays in a season/career and sits fourth on the all-time school list for fielding percentage (.987). Woods collected his 150 hit against Grove City in the PAC Tournament and sits sixth on the all-time list with 96 runs batted in.

Junior catcher Anselmino finished the season batting .324, with 20 runs batted in and 18 runs scored. The North Huntingdon, Pa native held a .424 on base percentage and .396 slugging percentage. Anselmino threw out nine baserunners this season.

Outfielder Rady tied the single season record for triples (7) this season. He currently sits tied for 10th in NCAA DIII. The North Huntingdon, Pa native finished the year batting .321 with 23 runs batted in, 43 hits, and 30 runs scored. Rady sits third on the team in slugging percentage of .485 and sixth on the team with an on base percentage of .376.

Junior pitcher Isaac Wengert earned a spot on the PAC Second Team for the second year in a row. Wengert led the team in wins (6), innings pitched (75.0), strikeouts (41), and was second on the team with an ERA of 3.60.

Primarily the third basemen for the Bison, Frazee held a role on the pitcher's mound also. Frazee earned two wins and two saves for the green and white this year. The Markleysburg, Pa native tossed 31.2 innings and earned an ERA of 2.84. In the batter's box, Frazee finished the season batting .292 while driving in 21 runs off of 38 hits. He scored 27 runs and had a slugging percentage of .492.

Sophomore shortstop Goodwin finished the season batting .346 while driving in 21 runs and scoring 16. The Parkersburg native, played a critical role for the Bison in the PAC tournament, going 8-9 (.889) with three RBI, in both elimination games to put the Bison in the PAC Championship.

Junior righty Reinhard led the Bison this year with an ERA of 2.64 and two saves. He tossed 44.1 innings while leading the Bison in appearances (17), games finished (7), games in relief (14), and was second on the team in strikeouts with 28.

The Bethany College Bison finished their season PAC conference runners up with an overall record of 27-16 (14-10). The 27 wins tied the single season best with most wins in a season. The Bison led by first year head coach Justin Thomas led the green and white to their first PAC tournament win since 2005. The Bison advanced to the PAC Tournament Championship for the first time since 2001 where they fell to the Washington and Jefferson Presidents.

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