Six Named to All-GLIAC Baseball Squad

Anthony Raschilla
Anthony Raschilla

BAY CITY, Mich. – Junior Anthony Raschilla (Girard, Ohio) earned First Team All-GLIAC honors and five Ohio Dominican baseball teammates also earned all-conference accolades, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Voting was conducted by the conference baseball coaches and was announced prior to Ohio Dominican's contest with Ashland in the opening round of the conference baseball tournament tonight.

Raschilla batted a team-best .337 this spring, notching 28 hits in 83 at bats and tallying two home runs with 19 RBI. He split time between first base and designated hitter, making 24 starts, and the Panthers went 10-6 after he joined the lineup in the cleanup spot. He homered against both Lake Erie and Walsh this spring and had a walkoff basehit against Ohio Wesleyan as well.

A trio of Panthers in senior Ryan Rovnak (Poland, Ohio), junior Jossue Delgado (Barinas, Venezuela) and sophomore Kyle Tisdale (Uniontown, Ohio) picked up Second Team All-GLIAC honors.

Rovnak started all 49 games for the Panthers, batting .307 with a home run and 32 RBI. His home run was an extra inning walkoff blast in a win in the snow against Tiffin in March, and he ranked among the GLIAC leaders in RBI and doubles (10). Earlier this spring, he had a 15-game hitting streak.

Delgado started 41 games and batted .326, which was second on the team, with a home run and 27 RBI. He also scored 27 runs and ranked amongst the GLIAC's best with 14 stolen bases. Delgado led the team with 13 multi-hit efforts, including five three-hit performances.

Tisdale entered the GLIAC Tournament ranked fourth in the conference with 38 RBI, and he had a pair of home runs and a .321 batting average to go along with it. Tisdale split time between left field and catcher, making 47 starts, and had 13 multi-RBI games and 12 multi-hit efforts. He also had a 10-game hitting streak earlier this year as well. Tisdale earned Honorable Mention All-GLIAC accolades last year and was a second team all-region pick as well.

Sophomores Daniel Mooney (Wauconda, Ill.) and Vince Bartolone (Broadview Heights, Ohio) also picked up Honorable Mention All-GLIAC honors for ODU.

Mooney led the pitching staff with a 2.76 ERA, in addition to a 6-5 record. He started 10 games, finishing four of them, and threw 65.1 innings with 61 strikeouts, the third-most in the GLIAC. Mooney limited the opposition to a .220 batting average against and had six or more strikeouts in seven games, including a career-high 11 against Wheeling Jesuit in March.

Bartolone has yet to allow an earned run in two years on the mound for ODU, tossing 20.2 innings for the Panthers this spring and yielding just six unearned tallied. He struck out 19 and walked just seven, holding opponents to a .226 batting average, and also picked up a save. He appeared in 12 games  overall.

Contact: Scott Miles

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