PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Baseball) – Former Shawnee State pitcher John Rypel has been named the head coach of Calvin College, an NCAA Division III program in Grand Rapids, Mich.
PORTSMOUTH – Derek Moore (FR/Wheelersburg, Ohio) added one final accolade to his standout first season with the Shawnee State baseball team as he was named a first-team All-American as announced by national officials. Moore becomes the second first-team All-American in program history as current student assistant Phillip Butler earned this same honor as a catcher during the 2011 season. The only other pitcher to earn All-American recognition was Jason Burcham, who was named an honorable mention All-American during the 2000 season.
PORTSMOUTH – Bryan Sharkey (SR/Bedford, Ohio) has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the Shawnee State baseball team as announced by national officials. To be eligible for this honor, a student-athlete must be in at least junior academic standing and hold a GPA of 3.50 or higher. That student-athlete must have also been enrolled for one full year at their present institution.
PORTSMOUTH – Baseball had four individuals represented on the All-Mid-South Conference squad as announced before the start of the conference tournament. Derek Moore (FR/Wheelersburg, Ohio) was named program's first Conference Pitcher and Freshman of the Year. He was joined as a first-team All-MSC selection by senior centerfielder Todd Queener (SR/Mentor, Ohio). Fellow seniors Dustin Bickmeyer (SR/O'Fallon, Mo.) (catcher) and Daniel Katayama (SR/Sao Paulo-Guarulhos, Brazil) (third base) were each honored as second-team All-MSC selections. Each of the Bears' award winners were first-time recipients.
PORTSMOUTH – Baseball placed a program-best six student-athletes on the Mid-South Conference All-Academic team as announced by conference officials. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be in at least sophomore academic standing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. The previous high for the team was six student-athletes that were honored during the 2011 and 2013 seasons.