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Farrell, Lindemuth and Katz Named All-East Region
Updated: Wednesday 07/23/2013 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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WILLIAMSBURG - Three members of the William and Mary baseball team were selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-East Region Team. John Farrell led the way for the Green and Gold, earning first team honors, while both junior Ryan Lindemuth and sophomore Michael Katz garnered second team distinction.

The Green and Gold ranked second in the region with three honorees behind only Pittsburgh, who had four. W&M joined fellow CAA teams UNCW, Delaware and Towson with three selections. The Tribe’s three ABCA All-Region choices tied for the most in school history, joining the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Farrell, who was a First-Team All-ECAC, All-CAA and VaSID All-State pick, was one of three starting pitchers on the All-East Region First Team. It marked the fourth straight year in which the Tribe had a pitcher named first-team all-region. Farrell enjoyed a stellar senior campaign posting an 11-3 record and an ERA of 2.70. He became the first Tribe pitcher to win 10 or more games in a single season since Rosy Waugh accomplished the feat in 1938. The Andover, Mass., native finished the season with 92 strikeouts and just 16 walks in 116.2 innings of work. He went on to be drafted by the 21st round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.

A 20th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft,  Lindemuth hit .351 in 2013, which included team-highs in hits (88) and RBIs (49).  The Second-Team All-CAA selection was clutch when needed most this season as he batted .647, which included 12 RBIs, 11 hits and eight runs scored in this season’s CAA Tournament on the way to earning all-tournament honors. Lindemuth also garned Second-Team VaSID All-State honors.

Katz, who earned First-Team VaSID All-State and Third-Team All-CAA honors, led the Green and Gold in batting average (.358), slugging percentage (.547), doubles (23) and home runs (5). The Falls Church, Va., native compiled 20 multi-hit and 12 multi-RBI contests this spring, while racking up totals of 76 hits and 47 RBIs. Katz helped the Tribe to the CAA Championship game and earned CAA All-Tournament team honors in the process.

Overall, W&M enjoyed one of the best seasons in school history. Under first-year head coach Jamie Pinzino, the Tribe garnered its first NCAA At-Large bid, before winning its first two NCAA Tournament games over No. 21 Ole Miss. The Green and Gold finished the season with a school-record 39 victories, including a program-best 17 in CAA play. The Tribe capped the year with a No. 28 national ranking, marking the first time it appeared in the final Collegiate Baseball poll that dates back to 1957. For all the latest on Tribe Baseball go to TribeAthletics.com.










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