5.11.11 BASEBALL: Lancy First Team All-AMC Baseball; Eight Total on Team

Baseball, 2011-05-11

Walsh senior outfield Dustin Lancy (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) has been named first-team All-American Mideast Conference. This is the first time that Lancy has been named to the first team, after being selected second-team in each of the previous two seasons. Walsh produced eight All-AMC players, with four others selected second team and three were named honorable mention.

Lancy hit a team-leading .365, while also leading the Cavs in hits (57), runs scored (35), doubles (13), homeruns (5), total bases (87), multi-hit games (19), slugging percentage (.558) and longest hitting streak (11). He finished second in RBI with 29 and tied for the team lead with a .432 on base percentage and with 13 stolen bases. Lancy was one of two Cavs to start and play all 47 games.
Catcher Tyler Jones (Jr., Mansfield, OH/Madison), shortstop Tim Stinson (So., Alliance, OH/Marlington), third baseman Trevor Smith (So., Parma, OH/Holy Name) and outfielder Marc Miller (Sr., Hudson, OH/HS) all earned second-team status.

Jones became the Cavs' starting catcher and hit .280, with four doubles, one homer, 16 RBI and nine multi-hit games. Jones started 27 games behind the plate and played in 39 games. Stinson hit .317 and led the Cavs with 30 RBI. He finished second to Lancy with 52 hits and ten doubles, while adding a team-best two triples. He hit two homers and had a .439 slugging percentage with 15 multi-hit games, while starting all 47 games. Smith started 45 games at third base and hit .301 with seven doubles, a homer and 17 RBI. Miller, who earned honorable mention honors' last year, hit .338 in 41 games. He was forced out of the outfield due to injury and closed the season as the Cavs designated hitter. Miller tied for the team lead with 13 stolen bases, had 13 multi-hit games and put together a nine-game hitting streak. He had eight doubles, 47 hits and scored 26 runs.

Outfielder Drew Link (Fr., Granville, OH/HS), and pitchers David Roper (So., Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) and Eric Shimko (Sr., Canton, OH/McKinley) were tabbed honorable mention. Link hit .281 in 46 games (43 starts), with nine multi-hit games, two four-hit games and a ten-game hitting streak. Roper led the staff with five (5-4) wins, 10 starts, four complete games, 58.2 innings pitched, 53 strikeouts and one shutout. Shimko, the Cavs' only left-hander out of the bullpen, was the most reliable reliever, was 1-2 with a team-best 3.12 ERA. He tied for the team lead with 12 appearances.