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Chandler Named State Pitcher Of The Year; Snow Also Named To First Team

Chandler Named State Pitcher Of The Year; Snow Also Named To First Team

Bridgewater College's Kevin Chandler has been named the VaSID State College Division Pitcher of the Year in voting by the state's sports information directors.

Chandler, who just completed his senior year on the diamond, earned the first ever College Division Pitcher of the Year honor after leading the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in total innings (84.1), complete games (5) and wins (8). He finished the year with an 8-1 mark and a 2.77 ERA, good enough to earn ODAC Pitcher of the Year honors and a spot on the ABCA South Region First Team.

Joining Chandler on the all-state first team was classmate Devon Snow. Snow finished his senior season with a .381 batting average to rank No. 11 in the ODAC. He led the ODAC with 189 at-bats and 72 base hits. He tied for the conference lead in stolen bases with 21. He also ranked fifth in the ODAC in doubles with 17.

Two more Bridgewater College pitchers – Robert Gallet and Corey Armentrout - earned second-team all-state honors.

Gallet finished his sophomore campaign with a 5-2 record and one save. The second-team All-ODAC pick posted a 2.93 ERA.

Armentrout was 4-4 in his first year on the mound for the Eagles. He ranked third in the ODAC with a 2.02 ERA and led the conference in strikeouts with 61. Opponents hit just .185 against the lefty as he also led the ODAC in opponents' batting average against.

2012 VaSID College Division All-State Baseball Teams

First Team
C – Devon Snow, Bridgewater College
1B – Jordan Walton, Randolph-Macon College
2B – Josh McMillian, Emory & Henry College
3B – Dan Savage, Lynchburg College
SS – Paul Jaglowski, Ferrum College
OF – Beau Banglesdorf, Eastern Mennonite University
OF – Kyle Newcomb, Averett University
OF – Jake Pendergraft, Shenandoah University
DH – Nick Beall, Shenandoah University
UTIL – Cory Nelson, Shenandoah University
SP – Kevin Chandler, Bridgewater College
SP – Robert Garrett, Lynchburg College
SP – Greg Goldsmith, Christopher Newport University
RP – Ryan Fleischmann, Christopher Newport University
RP – Brandon Miller, Lynchburg College

Second Team
C – Ben Lenda, Christopher Newport University
1B – Jimmy Carter, Averett University
2B – Matt Shoemaker, Christopher Newport University
3B – Luke Saunders, Christopher Newport University
SS – Michael Kenah, Lynchburg College
OF – Joey Donofrio, Shenandoah University
OF – Connor Madden, Christopher Newport University
OF – Richard Palase, Lynchburg College
DH – Brock Shifflett, Lynchburg College
UTIL – Nicholas Christopher, Virginia State University
SP – Corey Armentrout, Bridgewater College
SP – Robert Gallet, Bridgewater College
SP – Zach Whitaker, Hampden-Sydney College
RP – Matt Riegler, Shenandoah University
RP – Matt Verdillo, Christopher Newport University 

Player of the Year: Jake Pendergraft, Shenandoah University
Pitcher of the Year: Kevin Chandler, Bridgewater College
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Miller, Lynchburg College
Coach of the Year: John Harvell, Christopher Newport University