After tying the school record of 23 wins and earning their highest seed ever for the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament, nine Richard Stockton baseball players received postseason recognition from the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) in Division II/III on Thursday.
Brandon Trainor (Southern Regional), George Eisenhart, Shawn Kessler and Brett Solomen were all named second-team All-State for the first time. Brendan Stout, Mark Jankowski and Mike Bush (Southern Regional) were each voted third-team All-State and Ryan Adamski and Doug Pastore were selected to the NJCBA All-Rookie Team.
Also, Rowan pitcher and Hammonton graduate Steven Melchiorre was named first-team All-State.
Eisenhart led Stockton with 30 RBIs and tied for the team lead with nine doubles. The sophomore batted .305 with 24 runs, 12 stolen bases and two home runs.
Kessler topped the Ospreys with four homers and 19 walks and tied Eisenhart for doubles while also batting .318 with 26 RBIs, 20 runs and two triples. Solomen produced a .326 batting average, 26 RBI, 21 runs, seven doubles and one triple.
Pitcher, Trainor, notched two saves, 27 strikeouts and a 2.58 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched.
Jankowski led the Ospreys in batting with a .359 average and tallied 24 runs, 18 RBI, 10 stolen bases, six doubles and one home run. Bush hit .341, second on the team, with 24 runs, 14 stolen bases, 12 RBI and seven doubles.
Stout topped the Stockton pitching staff in wins (7) and innings pitched (69.1), finishing 7-3 with 39 strikeouts, one save and a 3.37 ERA.
Pastore contributed out of the bullpen with seven strikeouts and a 2.41 ERA in 18.2 innings of work over nine appearances. Adamski took the mound five times out of the bullpen, registering one victory, five strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings pitched for the Ospreys.