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2003 Amherst Baseball Milestones


TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • NESCAC West Division Champions.
  • Won the outright Little Three Championship with regular season series wins over Williams and Wesleyan.
  • Finished with a 21-12 overall record, 10-2 in NESCAC West Division play, earning the host seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament.
  • With consecutive postseason wins over Tufts and Trinity, advanced through the winners bracket to the championship round of the NESCAC Tournament, where they dropped a doubleheader to eventual NCAA Regional Champion Trinity.
  • Tied for the league lead in team fielding (.957) and finished second in the NESCAC in pitching with a team ERA of 3.91.

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    Senior Co-Captain Right Fielder John Schneider (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Tied for seventh in the NESCAC in home runs (6) and 10th in slugging percentage (.598).


  • Senior Co-Captain Catcher Joe Katuska (Southboro, MA)
  • Tied for the league lead in fielding percentage (1.000) and tied for fourth in the NESCAC in runners caught stealing (8).


  • Senior Pitcher Chris Vecsey (Madison, NY)
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic.
  • Tied for fourth in the NESCAC in appearances (14) and tied for fifth in saves (2).
  • Named the NESCAC Co-Player of the Week for the period ending April 6 after pitching 3.2 innings of near perfect relief in a dramatic 7-6 come-from-behind win at Wesleyan.


  • Senior Pitcher Jonah Ansell (Oak Park, IL)
  • Ninth in the NESCAC in individual pitching (3.79 ERA) and 10th in opponent batting average (.252).


  • Junior Pitcher Andy Kerns (Barrington, IL)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Third-Team NEIBA All-New England.
  • Tied for the league lead in opponent batting average (.189), third in the NESCAC in individual pitching (2.55 ERA), tied for third in wins (6-0), fifth in strikeouts (50), seventh in innings pitched (53.0) and tied for seventh in games started (8).


  • Junior Pitcher Duncan Webb (Lynn, MA)
  • Tied for second in the NESCAC in games started (10), third in strikeouts (52), tied for fourth in wins (5-3), fourth in innings pitched (59.0) and eighth in opponent batting average (.248).


  • Junior Center Fielder Paul Whiting (Mission Viejo, CA)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Led the NESCAC in steal attempts (19) and second in stolen bases (15).


  • Junior Catcher Tom Sullivan (Tewksbury, MA)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Tied for fourth in the NESCAC in runners caught stealing (8).


  • Sophomore Infielder Josh Santry (Allendale, NJ)
  • Second-Team All-NESCAC.
  • Ninth in the NESCAC in on-base percentage (.467).


  • Sophomore Left Fielder David Powers (Andover, MA)
  • Second in the NESCAC in sac flies (4).


  • First-Year First Baseman Dave Levinson (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Second in the NESCAC in both total chances (298) and putouts (273).
  • Named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the period ending May 4 after batting .471 with seven RBIís, his second home run of the season and four doubles in a three-game sweep over Middlebury.


  • First-Year Pitcher Joe Vladeck (Washington, DC)
  • Tied for fourth in the NESCAC in appearances (14).


  • First-Year Pitcher Rob Anderson (Winnetka, IL)
  • Tied for fifth in the NESCAC in saves (2) and ninth in appearances (13).


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