Baseball announces 2012 team awards
Following a vote by the members of the team, the Centre College baseball team has announced its 2012 team awards.
The Colonels announced five awards, including Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Pitcher, Freshman of the Year, Cols' Award and Defensive Player of the Year.
Senior catcher Cameron Fishman (Northridge, Calif.) was named both the Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year. The senior backstop hit a team-high .382 in 31 games and was second on the team with 26 RBIs. In addition to his work with the bat, Fishman made only one error in 184 chances. He had 162 put-outs and 21 assists for a .995 fielding percentage, and was also named an all-SCAC First Team selection this year.
Sophomore pitcher Kyle Neu (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned Most Valuable Pitcher accolades. Neu led the team with 56.1 innings pitcher, 44 strikeouts, three complete games and two shutouts in nine starts. He also led the team with four wins and had one save in 10 total appearances. For his efforts, Neu was named to his first all-conference team as an honorable mention pick.
Freshman Phil Brilli (Powell, Ohio) was named the team's top freshman. Brilli played four different position for the Colonels in 2012, including second base, third base, shortstop and pitcher. The first-year player posted a .958 fielding percentage in 29 games, including three appearances on the mound.
Junior outfielder Danny Freudiger (Cincinnati, Ohio) was named the recipient of the Cols' Award, given to the player that best exemplifies the term "Team-Player". The Cols' Award is given annually to the player that displays a strong commitment to the team and demonstrates sportsmanship, perseverance, desire and dedication throughout the year. Freudiger hit .312 for the Colonels in 37 games with four home runs and 20 RBIs. He also stole 11 bases and led the team with 34 runs scored.