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Trio of baseball players named America East All-Academic

Smucker, Danaher and Bereszniewicz give Bearcats most honorees in conference

June 18, 2012


Trio of baseball players named America East All-Academic

America East Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Three Binghamton baseball players have earned All-Academic Team honors from the America East, the conference announced on Thursday. Juniors Jordon Smucker and Mike Danaher and sophomore Bill Bereszniewicz were among the 12 selected by conference sports information directors, academic advisers and faculty representatives. Binghamton tied for the most honorees and has produced nine academic recipients in the last four years.

Smucker made the team for a second straight year. He carried a 3.39 grade-point average in management and started 46 games in the infield for the Bearcats this spring. He hit .270 with 20 RBI and committed only six errors in 244 chances (.975).

Danaher earned his selection with a 3.36 GPA in biology and stalwart play behind the plate. He made 34 starts at catcher with 22 RBI and directed a pitching staff that produced a 4.03 ERA in conference play (4.21 overall).

Bereszniewicz has a 3.30 GPA in management and started all 49 games in center field - one of just two Bearcats to play every game in 2012. He had a .352 on-base percentage and added 19 RBI and 31 runs scored.

“This is a great honor for Jordon, Mike and Bill and I am very proud of each of them,” head coach Tim Sinicki said. “All three players represent the true definition of a student-athlete. They work as hard in the classroom as they do developing their baseball skills for our program. I consider each a role model for our current players.” 

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