Three Red Devils Earn All-Conference Baseball Honors

Photos by Matt O'Haren
Photos by Matt O'Haren

(Carlisle, Pa) – The Dickinson baseball team earned three spots in the 2019 All-Centennial Conference Baseball Team, announced on Tuesday.

Junior Tommy Koide (Morristown, N.J./West Morris Mendham) was a First-team selection after an outstanding season on the mound. Koide broke the school record with a conference-best six saves, went 6-2 on the year and ranked in the top 10 in the conference with 50 strikeouts. He has made 34 appearances in his career, recording 96 strikeouts in just over 90 innings on the hill. The Red Devil pitching staff broke the school record for strikeouts in a season, combining for 291 on the year.

Sophomore Alex Cohen (Newtown Square, Pa./Penn Charter) had a hot bat all season, earning Second-team recognition in the outfield. Cohen hit a remarkable .397 on the season, ranking sixth in the conference behind 56 hits with eight doubles, three triples and a pair of homeruns.

Cohen ranks second in single season hits and cracked the single season top 10 in batting average, RBI, hits, at bats and total bases. He also moved into the top 10 for career batting average and slugging percentage, recording 67 hits in just two seasons. He had 16 multiple-hit games and had three or more in a game six times this season.

Senior Ben Rappaport (Wilton, Conn./St. Luke's) received honorable mention on the All-CC squad, playing a key role in the strikeout record, leading the Red Devils with 53 on the year. He ranked sixth in the conference in strikeouts and ranked fourth with a 2.20 earned run average. He played a role in four shutouts and recorded 10 strikeouts in a pair of games this season. Rappaport tossed a complete-game shutout at McDaniel, recording five strikeouts and scattering five hits in a nine-inning performance.

Rappaport broke into the top 10 with 126 strikeouts in his career, making 28 appearances and throwing just over 128 innings.

In addition, senior Alex Jacobson (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.

The Red Devils had a great season, going 22-15 overall, jumping out to a 12-2 start with a strong performance in Florida over spring break. The Red Devils have produced three 20-win seasons over the past four years as Head Coach Craig Hanson recorded his 200th career win this spring.