May 20, 2014

Roseboom Tabbed Second Team All-Atlantic Sun

Atlantic Sun Award Winners

Macon, Ga. – Following another stellar season on the mound, USC Upstate senior left-hander David Roseboom was one of four starting pitchers named to the All-Atlantic Sun second team, it was announced by the conference office Tuesday.

Roseboom drew 13 starts in his final season in a Spartan uniform and served as the anchor of one of the youngest pitching staffs in the country. The Pattersonville, N.Y. native finished the season with a 4.89 earned run average, 55 strikeouts and just 22 walks in 81.0 innings of work.

He turned in one of his best pitching performances of his career when he struck out a career-best 10 hitters in seven innings of mound duty March 22 against Atlantic Sun champion Florida Gulf Coast. Roseboom would go on to finish the regular season ranked ninth in the conference in strikeouts.

In his next start, Roseboom hurled his first career complete game in leading Upstate to a 6-3 victory over Lipscomb March 29 from Harley Park. Roseboom, who threw a then career-high 131 pitches, allowed just two earned runs on seven hits to go along with six strikeouts en route to his second win of the season.

His most gutty performance followed two weeks later when he threw a career-high 10.2 innings April 12 at Northern Kentucky, allowing just two runs while striking out seven and walking just one. Roseboom held the Norse scoreless for the final 9.2 innings he pitched, which allowed Upstate to battle back with two runs in the seventh to tie the game before scoring the game-winning run in the top of the 16th inning.

Roseboom, who also earned All-A-Sun second team accolades as a sophomore in 2012, will finish his career first all-time at Upstate with 56 games started and 319.2 inning pitched and tied for third with 18 wins and 209 strikeouts. He is one of only four pitchers in Upstate history with 200 career strikeouts.

First Team All-Conference
C Max Pentecost, Kennesaw State
1B Clinton Freeman, ETSU
2B Jake Noll, FGCU
3B Scott Schaub, Jacksonville
SS Michael Massi, Mercer
OF Michael Suchy, FGCU
OF Drew Weeks, North Florida
OF Sasha Lagarde, Mercer
SP Michael Murray, FGCU
SP David Trexler, North Florida
SP Eric Nyquist, North Florida
RP Justin McCalvin, Kennesaw State
DH Corbin Olmstead, North Florida

Second Team All-Conference
C Garrett Russini, Stetson
1B Patrick Mazeika, Stetson
2B Zac Asman, Northern Kentucky
3B Chesny Young, Mercer
SS Chris Riopedre, ETSU
SS Kal Simmons, Kennesaw State
SS Grant Massey, Lipscomb
OF Bo Way, Kennesaw State
OF Alex Liquori, Kennesaw State
OF Cole Bauml, Northern Kentucky
SP Justin Russell, Jacksonville
SP Jordan Hillyer, Kennesaw State
SP Ian Martinez-McGraw, Lipscomb
SP David Roseboom, USC Upstate
RP Dimitri Kourtis, Mercer
DH Nick Backlund, Mercer

All-Freshman Team
Chris Cook, ETSU
Gage Downey, ETSU
Jamin McCann, ETSU
Jake Noll, FGCU
Chris Erwin, Kennesaw State
Gabe Friese, Kennesaw State
Tyler Bethune, Lipscomb
Ryan Askew, Mercer
Kyle Lewis, Mercer
Patrick Ervin, North Florida
Alex Merritt, North Florida
Kyle Colletta, Northern Kentucky
Taylor Cockrell, Stetson

Player of the Year: Max Pentecost, Kennesaw State
Defensive Player of the Year: Michael Massi, Mercer
Pitcher of the Year: Michael Murray, FGCU
Freshman of the Year: Jake Noll, FGCU
Coach of the Year: Dave Tollett, FGCU

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