May 31, 2012

Tretter Named ABCA First-Team All-South Region

YORK, PA – York College senior centerfielder Steve Tretter earned ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) First-Team All-South Region accolades as recently announced by the organization.

Tretter had a tremendous season in leading the Green and White to a second-place finish in the Capital Athletic Conference. The senior earned first-team All-CAC accolades earlier this spring for the Spartans.

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 15 attempts for the year.

Spartan head coach Mike Scappa knows that Tretter did a little bit of everything for the Spartans in 2012.

"Steve really matured as a player this year," stated Scappa. "He improved in every facets of the game this season.  Offensively, he provided a combination of power, speed, and high batting average and was our catalyst.  Defensively, he patrolled center field, and his throwing won a handful of games for us as well.  He was our most consistent performer all year and deserves this recognition."

Tretter finished fourth in the conference in hits (68), first in doubles (21), third in total bases (105), fourth in slugging percentage (.590), and fifth 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.

Tretter is the first All-South first-team selection since 2010 when Jason Christenberry earned the honor en route to his All-American selection.

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