By MICHAEL LETENDRE
Recently, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced the 2015 All-Futures League team for the regular season and the list is quite an impressive ledger.
The FCBL put together both first and second teams and players from the Bristol Blues are scattered throughout both lists.
In all, 40 players make the list and it’s an impressive group with at least one player represented from every team in the league in 2015.
The Blues led the way with seven players that made the All Futures League Team with three pitchers (George Lund, Troy Terzi, and Rob Paccione) all making the first team.
Here’s a quick look at the statistics for these seven outstanding athletes:
Davis Strong: He was the power man of the squad, dropping in six home runs this season – a team high – to go along with 27 RBI which placed him second on the Blues…He batted .279 which was good for fourth on the squad…Overall, he generated 50 hits on the campaign which included five doubles and two three-base hits…Walked 26 times and was hit by a pitch nine times…Swiped 13 bases and was caught stealing just three times overall.
Gerard Rohan: Was one of the Blues’ leaders in batting average at .310, good for second on the team…Led Bristol with 57 hits overall while also cashing in with a team best 32 RBI…Rohan also scratched out 17 runs in 184 at-bats…Played in 46 total games with 12 doubles and a triple…He walked nine times and stole six bases.
Kyle Dube: Dube was an excellent addition to the Blues and repaid the team with one heck of a season…He was never overwhelming but when a big performance was needed, Dube was up to the task…Dube was fifth on the squad in strikeouts with 34 while walking just 17 overall…Going 3-0 on the season, he pitched 51.1 innings for the Blues, giving up 19 earned runs for an outstanding ERA of 2.45…He started all nine games he played in and yielded just 43 hits…
Ty Robinson: Had an excellent season out of the bullpen, carried a strong ERA, and racked up his share of saves…Was second on the team in saves (6) with an outstanding ERA of 1.89 and 45 total strikeouts…He pitched 33.1 innings, giving up just 11 runs all campaign long…Made 17 appearances, starting once…Went 2-1 overall and yielded just four doubles over the season.
George Lund: Had an outstanding season and was tied for second on the Blues in wins (4-1)…In 48.2 innings pitched, he gave up only 10 runs overall with a slick ERA of 1.29…He started all nine games he played in, struck out 41 and gave up just seven earned runs over a busy slate of action…Walked only 21 batters.
Troy Terzi: Don’t let the 3-4 record fool you, Terzi was one of the Blues’ top pitchers…Also played in nine games, starting every contest while chucking a team high 59.1 innings…He gave up just 11 earned runs and carried an outstanding strikeout-to-walk ratio…Overall, Terzi struck out 51 while only walking eight batters…His ERA (1.66) was third on the squad while giving up eight doubles but no triples.
Rob Paccione: He easily led the squad in appearances (22) and was the team’s closer with a 2-1 ledger and a team best 11 saves…Led the squad in ERA with an outstanding tally of 1.28 while striking out 18 and walking just six…Allowed just four total unearned runs while giving up just 17 total hits.
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