Orangeburg, N.Y. (5/26/19) Dominican College's Justin Decker has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) East All-Region First Team as was recently announced. Teammate Joshua Colon received Honorable Mention accolades.

Decker, a senior second basemen from Rotterdam, N.Y., was previously named to the All-CACC First Team, the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Team, the D2CCA Baseball All-East Region First Team and the CACC All-Tournament Team.   He recorded his 200th career hit this season and became the program's All-Time Hit Leader.  Decker was second on the team and was sixth in the conference in hits and runs batted in, while sitting sixth in the CACC in on-base percentage and 12th in batting average.  Prior to the start of the season he was named to the 2019 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Preseason All-East Region First Team.

Colon, a junior shortstop from the Bronx, N.Y., was previously named to the All-CACC Second Team and the D2CCA Baseball All-East Region Second Team.. He led the team and was second in the CACC in hits, led the team and was fifth in RBI, was third in the CACC in batting average, fifth in doubles, ninth in slugging percentage and 15th in runs scored.  Colon has been named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll four times this season.

The NCBWA will announce its All-America teams later this month.


2019 NCBWA All-East Region Teams


First Team 

Catcher:                     Eric Gilham, Sr., Chestnut Hill, Deptford, N.J.   

1st Base:                    Andrew Taft, Sr., LeMoyne College, Clinton, N.Y.

2nd Base:                   Justin Decker, Sr., Dominican (N.Y.), Rotterdam, N.Y.

3rd Base:                    Joey Porricelli, Jr., Merrimack, Monroe, Conn.

Shortstop:                  John Mooradian, Jr., Mercy, Marlboro, N.Y.      

Outfield:                      EJ Cumbo, Fr., NYIT, East Meadow, N.Y.

Outfield:                     Luke Johnson, Wilmington (Del.), Jarrettsville, Md.

Outfield:                     Rosario Missiti, Sr., Post University, Belmont. Mass.   

DH:                            Tyler Criscuolo, Sr., Southern Conn, State, Branford, Conn.

Utility:                        Eddie Nevins, Jr., Wilmington (Del.), Fairfax, Va.

Starting Pitcher:        Ed Baram, Sr., Adelphi, Saddle Brook, N.J.

Starting Pitcher:        Joshua Loeschorn, Fr., LIU Post, Butler, N.J.

Starting Pitcher:        David Gauthier, Jr., Nyack, Mt. Saint-Hilaire, Canada

Relief Pitcher:           Jeffrey Praml, Soph., S. New Hampshire, Bridgewater, N.J.

Second Team 

Catcher:                     Anthony Vaglica, Sr., LIU Post, Franklin Square, N.Y. 

1st Base:                    Kendall Small, Sr., Wilmington (Del.), Dover Del.

2nd Base:                   Michael Salmonese, Sr. Pace, Waldwick, N.J.

3rd Base:                    Tyree Bradley, Fr., Bloomfield, West Orange, N.J. 

Shortstop:                  L.T. Struble, Sr., Felician, Hammonton, N.J.       

Outfield:                    John LaRocca, Jr., NYIT, Plainview, N.Y.

Outfield:                    Brad Roberto, Sr., Franklin Pierce, San Diego, Calif.

Outfield:                    Max Troiani, Jr., Bentley, Pittsford, N.Y.

DH:                            Michael Manzione, Sr., LIU Post, Glen Cove, N.Y.

Utility:                       Brett Mahm, Sr., Adelphi, Medford, N.Y.

Starting Pitcher:        James Varela, Sr., LIU Post, Levittown, N.Y.

Starting Pitcher:        Jake Walkinshaw, Grad., S. New Hampshire, Seymour, Conn.

Starting Pitcher:        Dan Wirchansky, Sr., Pace, Stony Point, N.Y.

Relief Pitcher:           Nick Nardulli, Soph., Felician, Staten Island, N.Y.


2019 NCBWA East Region Player of the Year:
Eddie Nevins, Jr., Wilmington (Del.), Fairfax, Va. 

2019 NCBWA East Region Pitcher of the Year:
Ed Baram, Sr., Adelphi, Saddle Brook, N.J.

2019 NCBWA East Region Coach of the Year:
Mike Gaffney, LIU Post

Honorable Mention        

2nd Base:                   Danny Healey Jr., Sr., Felician, Brookhaven, Pa.           

SS:                             Joshua Colon, Jr., Dominican (N.Y.), Bronx, N.Y.                    

Outfield:                     Matt Chamberlain, Jr., New Haven, North Branford, Conn.

Outfield:                    Jon Strauss, Fr., Queens (N.Y.), Parkland, Fla.               

DH:                            Lawrence Cicileo, Jr., Adelphi, Milford, Pa.       

Utility:                        Dan Hyatt, Jr., Wilmington (Del.). Newark, Del.           

Starting Pitcher:        Cam Monagle, Sr., Merrimack, Cambridge, Mass.

Starting Pitcher:        Brad Scull, Sr., Wilmington (Del.), Ashton, Pa.

Relief Pitcher:           Tom Ambrosino, Jr., Adelphi, Staten Island, N.Y.