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Lott, Messina gain more all-region honors

By Staff | May 24, 2013

Junior outfielders Michael Lott (Woodbridge, VA/Woodbridge) and Ryan Messina (St. James, NY/Smithtown East) of the Shepherd University baseball team were named to the 2013 Rawlings/ABCA All-Region team. Lott earned first team honors, while Messina was a second team selection.

Lott recorded a .406 batting average. He scored a team-best 54 runs and drove in 32. Lott also smacked 19 doubles, a pair of triples, and three home runs. He set a new Shepherd single season record with 28 stolen bases this season.

Messina is among the nation’s leaders with a .444 batting average. He had 55 runs batted in and 46 runs scored. Messina also belted 13 doubles, a triple, and 14 home runs on the year. He had a .515 on-base percentage and a .781 slugging percentage. Messina gained NCBWA National Hitter of the Week honors for April 17.