CHESTERTOWN — Junior outfielder Bryan Baquer, who led Washington (18-15) in three offensive categories and played error-free defense, was named to the All-Centennial Conference first team in voting by the league’s head baseball coaches.
This is the third year in a row that Baquer, of Woodbridge, Va., has earned all-conference recognition. He received honorable mention as a freshman and again as a sophomore.
Though he missed 11 games due to injury this spring, Baquer hit a career-best .369 and had a career-high .418 on-base percentage. He also led the team with a .488 slugging percentage. He stole six bases, which tied for the team lead, and clubbed seven doubles.
In conference games, Baquer batted .422 — which was third in the 10-school Centennial.
Baquer did not make an error in 65 fielding chances.
Also, senior second baseman Brian Alexa, of Silver Spring, qualified for the conference’s Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year. He met criteria that includes a 3.40 (or better) cumulative grade point average.
Alexa, a business management major, graduated cum laude with departmental honors May 16. He had a career year as a senior, hitting .303, leading the team in walks (18) and runs (17), and finishing second in on-base percentage (.403).
Alexa, who prepped at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, also represented Washington’s baseball team on the conference All-Sportsmanship Team for spring sports.
First-year head coach Matt Reynolds had the Shoremen battling for a berth in the Centennial Conference tournament until the final week of the regular season. Washington finished 9-9 in the league, in a three-way tie for fourth.