Klukowicz Named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team

Brian Klukowicz was named to the All-Region Second Team
Brian Klukowicz was named to the All-Region Second Team

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – UMBC senior outfielder Brian Klukowicz (Clifton, N.J./St. Peter's Prep) was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team, the organizations announced late Wednesday evening.   Klukowicz is the first Retriever to earn a spot on the All-East Region Team since designated hitter Will Delwater was selected to the First Team in 2008.

This past season, Klukowicz was an America East All-Conference Second-Team selection after producing his best season in a Retriever uniform, leading the squad in multiple offensive categories.  His .359 batting average (55-for-131) led all Retrievers and currently ranks fourth in the America East.  Batting from the left side, he also stroked a conference-best nine homeruns during the regular season.  He also led UMBC in hits (55), extra-base hits (23) and RBIs (47) and tied for the team lead in doubles with 12 two-baggers. 

For his career, Klukowicz batted .301 (132-for-438) with 29 doubles, 14 homeruns and 90 RBIs.  He also scored 68 runs and drew 48 walks during his four years in Baltimore.  Used primarily as a right fielder and designated hitter during his career, Klukowicz also made seven appearances as a pitcher, starting three games, during his freshman year in 2009.

The two all-region teams were chosen by a committee of 21 coaches in the region and all of the First Team selections are now eligible for the All-America team which will be selected on Fri. June 18th during the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

2012 ABCA/RAWLINGS ALL EAST REGION

 

 

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

P-Matt Davenport- William and Mary

P-Jordan Elliott- Delaware State

P- Pat Light- Monmouth

P-Michael Trionfo- Towson

Relief P- Chris O'Grady- George Mason

C- Chris Cowell- Richmond

1B- Jared Hammer-Hofstra

2B- Matt Ford- Hofstra

SS- Matt Garza- Georgetown

3B- Pat Kivelhan- Rutgers

OF- Andrew Cain- UNC Wilmington

OF-Bill Cullen- VCU

OF-Danny Poma- Hofstra

OF- Thomas Pope- UNC Wilmington

DH- Zach Helgeson- George Mason

P- Tyler McSwain- UNC Wilmington

P- Jon Prosinski- Seton Hall

P-Zak Sterling- Richmond

Relief P- Blake Hauser-VCU

C- Jeff Mellillo- Rutgers

1B- Rick Devereaux- Pittsburgh

2B- Nick Favatella- Rutgers

2B- Tyler Sciacca- Villanova

SS- Ryan Kresky- FDU

SS- Brigg Tison- George Mason

3B- Joey Cujas- VCU

OF- Bob Donato- Bucknell

OF- Brian Klukowicz- UMBC

OF- Phil Ruzbarsky- Richmond

DH- Jacob Mayers- Richmond

 

Schools Voting:  Delaware, Delaware State, FDU, George Mason, George Washington, Hofstra, Lafayette, LaSalle, Monmouth, Navy, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Rider, Rutgers, St. Joseph's, Seton Hall, Temple, Towson, UNC Wilmington, William and Mary