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Dillon Martin earned Region X Rookie of the Year honors from
Dillon Martin earned Region X Rookie of the Year honors from

Five Stags Earn All-Region Honors from D3baseball, ABCA

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Five members of the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team earned All-Region honors from both and the American Baseball Coaches Association, with Dillon Martin adding Region X Rookie of the Year honors from

Andrew Mazzone earned first-team all-region honors from both organizations at designated hitter, while Adam Dapkewicz and Julian Sanders joined him on the ABCA first team. Hamilton Finefrock was second-team all-region from both as a relief pitcher, while Martin was second team from and third team from the ABCA. Meanwhile, Dapkewicz was second-team all-region from, while Sanders was on the third team.  

Martin earned Rookie of the Year honors after stepping in as the starting second baseman for the Stags and finishing with a .307 batting average, 46 runs batted in, and a .952 fielding percentage. He was 2-for-2 in the SCIAC Championship game with three runs scored, and homered in the regional finals against No. 3 East Texas Baptist. 

Mazzone set the CMS program record with 20 home runs, to go along with a .404 batting average and 55 runs batted in, while drawing 33 walks for an on-base percentage of .509. He homered twice in a key 7-6 late-season win over La Verne to keep the Stags' regular season title hopes alive, and had a three-homer game in a 9-6 win over Redlands, while adding four homers in a four-game series sweep of Southwestern. 

Sanders held the old CMS record for homers, set last year with 14, and had another strong season for the Stags, finishing the year with a program-record 78 hits, breaking the old mark by five. He batted .386 with nine homers and 52 RBI, finishing his three-year career with 154 RBI, just 18 shy of the program record (set in four seasons). He had hits in all four games of the NCAA Regionals, including a 2-for-4 effort in the regional finals against East Texas Baptist, and homered in a 10-9 win over Cal Lutheran in a SCIAC elimination game. 

Dapkewicz played his graduate season for CMS after previously playing at Division I Georgetown, stepping in at catcher and batting .358 with eight homers and 43 RBI. He had half of his homers in the postseason, hitting round-trippers in three straight games in the SCIAC Tournament, a three-run blast in a 10-9 win over Cal Lutheran, a two-run shot in a 4-1 win over La Verne, and a three-run shot that put CMS ahead in the championship round against Pomona-Pitzer. He added five hits in the NCAA Regionals, including another homer in a win over Centenary. 

Finefrock had a dominant season as a reliever for the Stags, tallying an 0.64 ERA during the regular season in 16 appearances. He was used as a starter in elimination games twice in the postseason, finishing with a win against Cal Lutheran and a no-decision against Centenary after throwing four shutout innings. He came back later that day to throw 2.1 more shutout innings in relief in a win over Concordia, lowering his ERA to 0.60 as a reliever (and 1.33 including his two starts). 

CMS set a program record with 32 wins, finishing the year 32-15, while earning its first NCAA bid since 1996, reaching the regional finals.