America East All-Conference Team (PDF)
Eddie Bach earned a spot on the America East All-Rookie Team.
Joe Fowler was named to the America East All-Conference First Team.
Burlington, Vt. - UMBC baseball sophomore outfielder Joe Fowler (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) and freshman left handed pitcher Eddie Bach (Columbia, Md./Atholton) earned America East Conference accolades on Wednesday as Fowler was tabbed a first team performer while Bach earned a spot on the all-rookie team. The awards were at the annual America East baseball awards banquet on Wednesday night. All voting was conducted by the conference's head coaches.
Fowler batted a league best.430 in 22 conference games while leading the Retrievers with a team-high .345 overall batting average in 52 games played. Fowler with 26 doubles recorded UMBC’s second best season for doubles, coming six doubles away from the all-time mark. The sophomore, with 34 doubles, needs five doubles to reach UMBC’s all-time career top-10. In addition, Fowler recorded a 17-game hit streak and 19 multi-hit games on the year. He finished the season with 43 runs scored, 69 hits and 36 runs driven in.
Bach recorded a no hitter against Hartford and despite taking a 1-0 losing the game, earned Co-Rookie of the Week honors that week. Bach finished with 63 strikeouts, ranking tied for seventh on UMBC’s single-season chart and fourth in the America East Conference. Bach tallied a 4.89 ERA, going 3-5 in his rookie season with 19 appearances. He recorded 10 starts, one complete game, two saves and pitched 73.2 innings, holding opponents to a .251 opposing batting average that ranked fifth in the league.
Vermont's Kyle Brault (Player of the Year) and Bill Currier (Coach of the Year), Binghamton's Zach Groh (Pitcher of the Year) and Maine's Kevin McAvoy (Rookie of the Year) took home the major hardware.