Le Moyne's Jeff Justice (Penns Grove) Named First Team All-Region
Five From Le Moyne Named To American Baseball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region Teams
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
By Mike Donlin
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Five Le Moyne College baseball players have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region teams. Senior Jeff Justice (Pedricktown, N.J./Penns Grove) and junior pitchers Alan Drechsler (Rochester, N.Y./Greece-Athena) and Matt Scherer (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./Ketcham) were named first team all-region, while sophomore Andre Enriquez (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit) and senior Kyle Brown (Colonie, N.Y./Colonie) were named to the second team.
Justice, the 2004 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, hit .403 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in his final season with the Dolphins. In the ninth inning of Le Moyne’s NCAA game against Missouri, Justice singled to left field to become the first Dolphin in ten seasons to hit .400. He also set program records with 87 hits this season and 234 for his career. Justice has signed a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox organization. He is expected to join their Gulf Coast League affiliate.
After missing the 2003 season with an injury, Drechsler went 10-1 with a 3.24 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. He earned his 10th consecutive victory in Le Moyne’s MAAC Championship win over Manhattan.
Scherer, the 2004 MAAC Pitcher of the Year, went 10-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 88 strikeouts in a program-record 103 innings. He walked just 14 batters and limited the opposition to a .209 batting average. Scherer was drafted in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals organization. He will forgo his senior season with the Dolphins and is expected to start his professional career with the New Jersey Cardinals of the New York-Penn League.
Brown, an 18th round selection of the New York Mets, set a program record with 42 stolen bases this season and established a career standard with 103 thefts. As a senior he hit .357 with two home runs and 34 RBI. He is expected to begin his professional career with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League Enriquez, the only Le Moyne sophomore selected to either squad, hit .299 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI. In his first season as a regular, he equaled the program record for homers.
Le Moyne (36-21, 24-3 MAAC) captured its first back-to-back MAAC Championships in program history. The Dolphins also earned the program’s first back-to-back trips to the NCAA Division I tournament and third trip overall.
Photo provided by Mike Donlin
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