Messina named NCBWA player of week
Junior outfielder/designated hitter Ryan Messina (St. James, NY/Smithtown East) of the Shepherd University baseball team was named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Player of the Week.
Messina guided the Rams to a 5-1 week. He posted a .545 batting average. Messina powered home 18 RBIs and scored 11 runs. Nine of his 12 hits went for extra bases, including six round-trippers. Messina also had three doubles. On the season, Messina holds a .424 average with 11 doubles, 11 home runs, and 45 RBIs.