Record Six UB Baseball Players Earn Academic All-MAC Accolades

Record Six UB Baseball Players Earn Academic All-MAC Accolades

BUFFALO, NY – A program record six UB baseball student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC squad, as announced by the conference office on Thursday. Alec Tuohy and Ben Haefner earn the academic honor for the second straight season while Ben Vey, Eddie Edwards III, Kyle Brennan and Logan Harasta each earn the honor for the first time in their respective careers.

A total of 71 student-athletes were selected to this year's team, led by Kent State who had 11 honorees this season. The five recipients for the Bulls is the most in program history after placing four on the squad in 2015.

Tuohy sparkled on the mound for the Bulls throughout his first season as a starting pitcher as he closed out the year with a 7-4 record, second most wins in a season in program history. The righty held a 2.98 ERA over a team-high 93.2 innings of work while striking out 69 batters, ninth most in a season in program history. He also held opposing batters to a .236 batting average against for the season. In MAC play, Tuohy was just as good as he owned a 4-2 record with a 3.07 ERA over 55.2 innings of work. His best outing of the season came against Mount St. Mary's when he went 7.0 innings of three-hit ball while not allowing a run and striking out a career-high eight batters. He finished the season with five games of at least seven strikeouts and seven of his 14 starts he allowed two earned runs or less.

Earning the honor for the second straight season, Haefner had another strong season on the field for the Bulls in 2016 as he batted .246 to go along with 16 runs and 10 RBI. The second baseman started 35 of the 42 games he appeared in and was able to work 31 walks to help him rank second on the Bulls in on base percentage (.410).

Vey was able to collect the recognition after a strong campaign at the plate as well as on the mound. The sophomore started the season at third base and was able to bat .195 with nine RBI and seven runs before moving to the bullpen exclusively during the second half of the season. He was able to appear in 13 games while earning two starts and owning a 1-1 record and a 2.84 ERA. The righty struck out 21 batters in 25.1 innings while holding opponents to a .253 batting average against.

Edwards III was able to play in a career-high 28 games while starting 18 in the outfield for the Bulls during his redshirt freshman campaign. He owned a .190 batting average to go along with seven runs and four RBI while gathering a .311 on base percentage. The second year player also stole a pair of bases while owning a .933 fielding percentage on the year.

Brennan settled into his role as starting catcher during his junior campaign and prospered for the Bulls. He started 36 games behind the dish while holding a .208 batting average with 11 RBI and 10 runs scored. Behind the plate, Brennan was able to throw out 26 base stealers while owning a .980 fielding percentage.

Harasta came into his own out of the bullpen as a sophomore and had a dominant year for the Bulls. He closed out his impressive season leading the team with a 2.33 ERA while appearing in a career-high 25 games and 46.1 innings. He was able to earn 42 strikeouts while holding his opponents to a .196 batting average against. The righty was also able to earn a career-best three saves while being the primary setup man most of the season.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

Academic All-MAC Honorees:
BJ Butler, Ball State, P, Jr., 3.871, Information Systems
Alex Call, Ball State, OF, Jr., 3.838, Entrepreneurial Management
Matt Eppers, Ball State, OF, Jr., 3.578, Entrepreneurial Management
Matt Haro, Ball State, P, Sr., 3.265, Business Administration
Sean Kennedy, Ball State, INF, Jr., 3.555, Business Administration
Kevin Marnon, Ball State, P, Jr., 3.222, Finance
Caleb Stayton, Ball State, 1B, Jr., 3.907, Telecommunications
Greg Basalyga, Bowling Green, INF, Jr., 3.457, Finance
Kory Brown, Bowling Green, OF, Sr., 3.950, Finance
Zac Carey, Bowling Green, P, So., 3.896, Exercise Science
Tyler Greiner, Bowling Green, C, Sr., 3.361, AYA Education
C.J. Schildt, Bowling Green, P, R-Jr., 3.222, Communications
Alec Tuohy, Buffalo, P, Junior, 3.352, Computer Science *

Ben Haefner, Buffalo, 2B, Sophomore, 3.618, Exercise Science *

Ben Vey, Buffalo, P, Sophomore, 3.446, Business

Eddie Edwards III, Buffalo, OF, R-Freshman, 3.279, Business

Kyle Brennan, Buffalo, C, Junior, 3.348, Exercise Science

Logan Harasta, Buffalo, P, Sophomore, 3.242, Exercise Science

Colton Bradley, Central Michigan, OF/P, Sophomore, 3.51, General Management
Daniel Jipping, Central Michigan, OF/DH, Sophomore, 3.95, Finance
Jimmy McNamara, Central Michigan, P, Senior, 3.35, Marketing
Ryan Heeke, Central Michigan, OF, Senior, 3.78, Mathematics
Sean Renzi, Central Michigan, P, Senior, 3.73, Master's of Business Administration
Matthew Beaton, Eastern Michigan, P, Junior, 3.42, Aviation Management Technology
Luke DeVenney, Eastern Michigan, OF, Sophomore, 3.88, Management
Sam Delaplane, Eastern Michigan, P, Junior, 3.60, Marketing
David Lett, Eastern Michigan, IF, Sophomore, 3.62, Accounting
Jackson Martin, Eastern Michigan, IF/OF, Senior, 3.31, Supply Chain Management
Mitch McGeein, Eastern Michigan, IF, Senior, 3,24, Exercise Science
John Montgomery, Eastern Michigan, IF/OF, Junior, 3.39, Management
Brennan Williams, Eastern Michigan, DH/OF, Sophomore, 3.80, Management
Tim Faix, Kent State, P, Grad., 3.96, Sport and Recreation Management
Reilly Hawkins, Kent State, OF, R-So., 3.53, Computer Information Systems
Eric Lauer, Kent State, P, Jr., 3.78, Business Management
Mason Mamarella, Kent State, OF, R-So., 3.71, Marketing
Alex Miklos, Kent State, OF, graduate student, 3.27, Business Administration
Chris Martin, Kent State, P, So., 3.96, Exercise Science
Dylan Rosa, Kent State, 3B, So., 3.25, Physical Education
Conner Simonetti, Kent State, 1B, Jr., 3.60, Finance
Zach Willeman, Kent State, P, So., 3.95, Physical Education
Zach Spangler, Kent State, P, R-So., 3.36, Computer Information Systems
Zarley Zalewski, Kent State, INF/DH, Sr., 3.21, Sports Administration
Spencer Dull, Miami, C, R-So., 3.79, Accounting
Tyler Harris Miami, RF, Jr., 3.76, Sport Leadership and Management
Ryan Marske Miami, P, R-Jr., 3.68, Marketing
Steve Sada Miami, 2B, Jr., 3.70, Accounting
Adam Yacek Miami, 3B, R-Jr., 3.64, Marketing
Tony Brandner, Northern Illinois, DH, Graduate, 3.5, Sport Management
Justin Fletcher, Northern Illinois, CF, Senior, 3.918, Business Administration
Stephen Letz, Northern Illinois, RF, Senior, 3.26, General Emphasis
Brandon Mallder, Northern Illinois, LF, Senior, 3.618, Accountancy
Brian Sisler, Northern Illinois, SS, Senior, 3.426, Finance, Marketing minor
Johnny Zubek, Northern Illinois, C, Senior, 3.981, Political Science/Pre-Law
Tony Giannini, Ohio, OF, Sophomore, 3.323, Marketing
Jake Miller, Ohio, P, Senior, 3.260, Sports Management
Nate Squires, Ohio, OF/INF, R-Jr., 3.503, Finance & Management Information Systems
Ross Achter, Toledo, LHP, Sr., 3.304, New Visual Arts
Josh Cales, Toledo, INF/RHP, Jr., 3.957, Finance
Ryan Callahan, Toledo, OF, Sr., 3.232, Organizational Leadership and Management
Steven Calhoun, Toledo, LHP, Jr., 3.632, Professional Sales
Steven Duby, Toledo, RHP, Jr., 3.457, Exercise Science
John Martillotta, Toledo, INF/OF, Sr., 3.971, Mechanical Engineering
Sam Shutes, Toledo, RHP, Sr., 3.845, Civil Engineering
Lucas Sokol, Toledo, C, Sr., 3.464, MBA
Kyle Slack, Toledo RHP, Sr., 3.413, Finance
Alex Wagner, Toledo LHP, Jr., 3.623, Business
Jake Bartels, Western Michigan, RHP, So., 3.32, Pre-Business
Drew Farmer, Western Michigan, OF, Sr., 3.50, Management
Mitchell Ho, Western Michigan, C, Sr., 3.34, Exercise Science
Grant Miller, Western Michigan, 3B, Jr., 3.75, Integrated Supply Management
Hunter Prince, Western Michigan, 1B, Sr., 3.52, Management