ECC Player of the Year, Giovanni Dingcong of St. Thomas Aquinas, and ECC Pitcher of the Year, James Varela of LIU Post, headline a list of 14 baseball standouts from the conference to earn All-Region accolades.
The St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team advanced to the final of the East Regional, falling by an 8-1 count to Southern New Hampshire before rebounding to eliminate top seed New Haven in a 4-0 shutout.
The St. Thomas Aquinas baseball team, champion of the East Coast Conference, was awarded the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship East Region bracket that was announced on Sunday evening.
Before one of Thursday afternoon's East Coast Conference Baseball Championship contest, Ryan Hensley of Molloy College was honored as the East Coast Conference Elite 18 Award winner for his respective sport.
The East Coast Conference announced the addition of Lincoln University as an associate member in the sports of baseball and women’s soccer on Thursday afternoon. The Lions will begin conference play in the two sports beginning in the 2018-19 season.