Rams Baseball Dominates All-Conference Awards
- Bohonan Rookie of the Year, Osik Coach of the Year -
Clifton Park, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State baseball team dominated the Skyline All-Conference list, as freshman Terrence Bohonan (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford) was named Rookie of the Year, Keith Osik was named Coach of the Year and eight others received All-Conference honors this season.
First Team honors went to sophomore pitcher Chris Phelan (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford), senior catcher Zak Nersesian (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack), freshman third baseman David Zilnicki (Riverhead, N.Y./Riverhead), senior outfielder Frank Yera (Manhattan, N.Y./Grand Street Campus) and senior designated hitter Mike Labrozzi (Sag Harbor, N.Y./Pierson). Second Team selections included pitcher Steve King (Freeport, N.Y./Freeport), junior first baseman Kevin Curtis (Riverhead, N.Y/Riverhead) and sophomore infielder Ryan McAllister (Miller Place, N.Y./Rocky Point).
Bohonan, the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year, batted .344 while leading all Farmingdale State players with 23 runs batted in. His numbers in conference play were even better. Bohonan batted .556 (15-for-27) with two doubles, two triples, a home run and 14 runs batted in. He struck out just once in 30 plate appearances in Skyline play.
One year after guiding the Rams to the Division III College World Series, Coach Osik directed Farmingdale State back to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. The Rams went 15-1 during Skyline regular-season play and went 3-0 in the conference tournament, winning 18 of 19 games against Skyline opponents.
Phelan, who finished second in the conference with a 3.32 earned run average, five wins and a total of 52 strikeouts. In 13 appearances, he went 5-3 with one complete game and walking only 13 batters all season. He struck out a career-high 12 batters against St. Joseph's on April 10th.
Nersesian was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the Skyline Conference tournament after helping the Rams to their third straight title. Nersesian had a big game in the championship against Old Westbury, going 3-for-6 with a pair of runs scored. He was also one of Farmingdale State’s top hitters during Skyline regular-season play, batting .380 in conference games, which helped him to First Team honors from his starting catching position. Zak also holds a .990 fielding percentage this year in his 29 games played.
Zilnicki played in 21 games during his rookie campaign, starting nine games at third base. In 38 at-bats to date, he holds a .447 batting average with 17 hits, 15 RBI's, 14 runs scored, seven walks and a .553 slugging percentage.
Yera, who started a team-high 27 games, holds a .382 batting average and a team-high 102 at-bats and 39 hits. He has scored 25 runs this year, hit five doubles and three triples with 15 RBI's and a .458 on-base percentage. In the Skyline, he is ranked 5th in the conference for batting average.
Labrozzi, now a three-time All-Skyline selection, batted .296 this year with a perfect fielding percentage in his eight games played at first base. In 81 at-bats, he registered 24 hits with 18 RBI's and 21 runs scored, while being hit-by-pitch a team-high 11 times (ranking him 44th in the nation in hit by pitch per game).
King appeared in a team-high 14 games and posted a 3-2 record with a 4.30 ERA. In his 37.2 innings pitched, he held batters to a .223 average with only four extra-base hits. He struck out 31 batters and had two saves this season.
Curtis picks up his second career All-Skyline award, after batting .316 in 28 games, including 23 games at first base with a .988 fielding percentage. He had a team-high four triples with a .519 slugging percentage and a team second-best 11 walks. In his 25 hits so far this season, he has 18 RBI's with one home run.
McAllister hit .361 this year, posting team-highs with a .689 slugging percentage and three home runs. In 61 at-bats, he holds 22 hits, 20 RBI's and 16 runs scored with a .403 on-base percentage. He hit two home runs in a game against NYU-Poly on March 20th.
To view the complete 2010 Syline Baseball All-Conference list, click HERE.