Three Loggers earn All-NWC honors

Three Loggers earn All-NWC honors

TACOMA, Washington – Three Puget Sound baseball student-athletes earned 2017 All-Northwest Conference honors, the league announced on Tuesday.

NWC release

Freshman catcher Ricardo Barraza was tabbed to the All-NWC Second Team, while senior reliever Eric Crispell and junior starting pitcher Merle Rowan-Kennedy were named All-NWC Honorable Mention.

Barraza has played in 23 games this season, and he holds a .992 fielding percentage behind the plate. Barraza also caries an .815 OPS (on-base plus slugging), and is hitting .298 this spring. Barraza has a couple of three-hit games under his belt, both of which came against Whitworth.

Crispell worked primarily out of the bullpen this season, and he has a 2.15 ERA to go along with two wins and a couple of saves. He has started two games in 15 appearances this spring. Between those two starts (11 IP), Crispell has a 3.27 ERA.

Rowan-Kennedy has been the Loggers' most consistent starting pitcher this season. He leads the team with four wins, and has struck out 53 batters in 62.1 innings. Among his notable starts, Rowan-Kennedy tossed seven shutout innings against Linfield (March 12), and he held Whitworth to just one run on four hits (March 25).

The Loggers close out the 2017 season during senior weekend, with a three-game non-conference home series against Whitworth, starting April 29, at 12 p.m.



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