Four members of the King’s College baseball team have been named to the 2013 All-Freedom Conference Team, including senior standout Chris Sweeney of Crestwood, who was tabbed as the conference “Player of the Year”, the Middle Atlantic Conferences Office announced Thursday.
Sweeney was joined on the first team by senior pitcher Brenton Eades, while senior shortstop Rob Lemoncelli of Pittston Area was a second-team choice and senior outfielder Eric Bohem was an honorable mention selection.
Sweeney concluded perhaps the finest career in King’s baseball history was an outstanding final year. Sweeney concluded the 2013 season ranked first nationally in NCAA Division III with a school-record .496 batting average (60-121) with 10 home runs, 16 doubles, four triples, 41 RBI, went 1-for-11 in stolen bases, and scored 44 runs in 32 games. His .942 slugging percentage also ranks first nationally. In addition, Sweeney walked a career-high 22 times this season with eight bases-on-balls coming as intentional walks. During the season Sweeney also amassed a school-record 22-game hitting streak.
Over the course of his career, Sweeney set several King’s school records, including a career-best .409 (213-521) batting average, 39 home runs, 59 doubles, 139 RBI, 163 runs scored, and a .777 slugging percentage. He wraps up his career as a four-time All-Freedom Conference selection and was a 2012 American Baseball Coaches Association All-Region selection with the 2013 squad announcement pending.