KINGS POINT, N.Y. (May 24, 2019) – On Thursday, both the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and D3baseball.com released their regional honors and a total of six members of the USMMA baseball team earned praise for their phenomenal seasons.
Senior starting pitcher Andrew Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md.) was selected to the All-ECAC First Team, while also earning Second Team All-New York Region recognition from D3baseball.com. Classmate Kyle Cunningham (Panama City Beach, Fla.) landed on the Second Team All-ECAC as a third baseman and was also an All-ECAC Honorable Mention as a pitcher.
Three other Mariners were All-ECAC Honorable Mention selections – sophomore first baseman Vincenzo Alteri (Watertown, N.Y.), senior outfielder Jesse Reinebold (Sagamihara, Japan) and sophomore pitcher Andrew Hunt (Severna Park, Md.).
Reinebold, Cunningham and junior designated hitter Matt Mundorf (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) joined Spinnenweber on the D3baseball.com Second Team All-Region, and Alteri landed on the D3baseball.com Third Team All-Region.
Spinnenweber earned a second-straight Skyline Pitcher of the Year award this year after the conference head coaches chose him as the best pitcher in the league. He compiled a perfect 6-0 record this year with a 1.31 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 48 innings. Spinnenweber became the USMMA all-time career leader in wins (19), strikeouts (259) and complete games (14) this season.
Cunningham, an All-Skyline Second Teamer, hit .338 this year with 26 runs, 20 RBIs, 12 doubles, a .441 slugging percentage, a .397 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases. He also made a name for himself as the Mariners' closer this year, crushing the program's career saves record. He currently ranks second in the nation with 12 saves. He threw 15 innings, striking out 17 batters and pitching to a 1.20 ERA.
Alteri, who landed on the All-Skyline First Team, led the Skyline Conference and currently ranks 33rd in Division III with a .421 batting average. He finished the year with 34 runs, 33 RBIs, a .562 slugging percentage, a .466 on-base percentage and 15 stolen bases.
Reinebold, another All-Skyline First Teamer, boasted a .381 batting average, 33 RBIs, 22 runs scored, nine doubles, 19 walks, a .444 on-base percentage, and a .465 slugging percentage.
Hunt rounds out the Mariners' All-Skyline First Teamers honored with a regional accolade. He made 16 appearances and tossed 30.1 innings, earning a 5-1 record with one save. The sophomore pitched to a 2.39 ERA and had 18 strikeouts with just nine hits allowed.
Mundorf was an All-Skyline Second Team selection. The junior had the Mariners' second-best batting average of .387 on the year. He scored 30 runs with 23 RBIs, 20 walks, a .493 on-base percentage, a .471 slugging percentage and he was also the team-leader with 17 stolen bases.
The Mariners ended the 2019 season with a 28-11 record under 11th-year head coach Michael Notebaert, who picked up his 200th career win toward the end of the year. The 28 victories for the team tied the program record for wins in a season set in 2018. The Mariners earned the #2 seed in the Skyline Tournament, where they finished as semifinalists.
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