2012 Dominican College Baseball Season Summary
The Dominican College baseball team finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 26-25 and a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) record of 13-7. The team made their 27th appearance in the 28-year history of the program in the CACC Tournament after garnishing the third seed.
In the opening round of the CACC Tournament, the team defeated the sixth-seeded Cougars of Caldwell College, 6-5 in a play-in game to reach the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Chargers then faced off against Wilmington University, the second seed, and lost, 1-0 to go into the loser’s bracket of the tournament. Facing elimination, Dominican took down the Deacons of Bloomfield College, 6-3 and was eliminated by the top seed, Felician College, 7-4 to end their season.
First basemen, Andrew Camardella, led team in hits, batting average, doubles, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He was second on team in RBIs and third in hits. Camardella ranked eighth in CACC in batting average, while leading the CACC in doubles and ranks in the top ten in the nation in doubles per game. He earned All-CACC First Team honors this season and American Baseball Coach's Association (ABCA) East All-Region Second Team.
Junior right-fielder, Tony Blake, led team in runs scored, home runs and RBIs. Blake also ranked second on team in batting average, hits, doubles, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. He was named to the All-CACC Second Team and to the ABCA East All-Region Second Team.
Senior pitcher, Justin Moore, ended the season with a 4-0 record and a 3.05 ERA. He had a perfect 1.00 fielding percentage to earn his second consecutive selection to the East Region Rawlings Gold Glove Team.
Rookie Oliver Christensen was also named to the All-CACC Second Team. He finished the season with a .256 batting average and a .286 slugging percentage in 51 games played. He finished second on the team in stolen bases.
Moore and fellow senior Tyler Sadawske were the recipients of the Co-Coach’s Award.
With the loss of five seniors, the 2013 Chargers should return a talented roster of veterans to lead them to another successful season.