May 10, 2012

Three Baseball Spartans Honored as Gurganus is Named the Rookie of the Year

YORK, PA – The York College baseball squad had three players earn All-Capital Athletic Conference honors as announced by the league on Thursday afternoon. Freshman right-hander Dan Gurganus earned the conference Rookie-of-the-Year award. He is the sixth Spartan to garner that accolade.

Seniors Steve Tretter and Tommy Moran each earned a spot on the first-team while Gurganus was one of two freshmen to earn a berth on the second-team.

Gurganus finished the year with a record 5-2 while he registered an ERA of 3.26 in 58 innings of work. He made 12 appearances and 10 starts as he tossed three complete games and two shutouts. Gurganus held opposing hitters to just a .228 average as he struck out 40 and walked 26 during his work this year.

Gurganus' first career complete game shutout came on the April 14 as he blanked Mary Washington 5-0. He scattered five hits and struck out two. He tossed his second shutout on April 29 when he held Immaculata scoreless on two hits with a career-high nine strikeouts and just one walk.

Gurganus went 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA in six appearances against league squads. He tossed 34 innings, allowing just 11 earned runs on 27 hits. He struck out 20 in his conference outings in 2012.

Gurganus ranks fifth in the CAC in ERA and is tied for ninth in total victories. He is tied for first in shutouts with Wesley's DJ Keckler.

Tretter makes his second consecutive appearance on the all-league teams, as he was a second-team selection in 2011. Tretter was one of the best offensive players in the conference this season. The Spartans' centerfielder hit .382 with 21 doubles, 32 RBI, 37 runs scored, two triples and four home runs. He boasts a .590 slugging percentage and a .433 on-base percentage. Tretter also stole a career-high 14 bases in just 15 attempts for the year.

Tretter finished third in the conference in hits (68), first in doubles (21), third in total bases (105), and sixth in batting average (.382).

Tretter hit .387 with 13 runs scored, 10 RBI, four doubles, and a pair of triples in his 18 conference games this season. He belted out three hits in three different games during the conference schedule. He had at least one hit in 17 of the 18 conference games for the season.

The Spartan senior was fantastically consistent all year. Tretter had 21 multi-hit games including one four-hit performance and six three-hit games. He failed to register at least one hit in only three games this year.

He finishes his three-year Spartan career with a .366 average with 69 runs scored, 40 doubles, five triples, and eight home runs. He played in 108 games with 85 starts in his Spartan tenure.

Moran made the most of his senior year as he concluded the season with a career-high seven wins and a brilliant 2.93 ERA in a team-high 67.2 innings. He threw one complete game shutout while he struck out 47 and walked just 16 during his 11 appearances for the year.

Moran went 3-2 in conference action this year as he threw 34.2 innings, registering a 3.12 ERA. He struck out 28 and walked only eight during his conference outings. He finished the year tied for third in the CAC in wins, ninth in innings pitched, eighth in strikeouts, and tied for fourth in shutouts.

Moran established a new career-high for strikeouts as he fanned seven against St. Mary's on March 10 while he threw his complete game shutout in the heart-stopping 1-0 eight inning win over Stevenson on March 17. Moran scattered eight hits with six strikeouts and a pair of walks in the important conference win for York.

The Spartans will need to replace Tretter, Moran and four other seniors but Gurganus will return as well seven other every day players as York looks to build on their second place conference finish in 2012.

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