Orangeburg, N.Y. (5/15/19) Dominican College baseball players, Justin Decker and Joshua Colon, have been named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) Baseball All-East Region Teams as was announced today.

Decker was named to the First Team, while Colon received Second Team accolades.  They are two of 12 players from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) to be named to the D2CCA All-East Region Teams.

Decker, a senior second basemen from Rotterdam, N.Y., was previously named to the All-CACC First Team, the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball Team and the CACC All-Tournament Team.   He recorded his 200th career hit this season and became the program's All-Time Hit Leader.  Decker was second on the team and was sixth in the conference in hits and runs batted in, while sitting sixth in the CACC in on-base percentage and 12th in batting average.  Prior to the start of the season he was named to the 2019 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division II Preseason All-East Region First Team.

Colon, a junior shortstop from the Bronx, N.Y., was previously named to the All-CACC Second Team. He led the team and was second in the CACC in hits, led the team and was fifth in RBI, was third in the CACC in batting average, fifth in doubles, ninth in slugging percentage and 15th in runs scored.  Colon has been named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll four times this season.

The First Team honorees are eligible to be nominated for the D2CCA All-America voting process. The 2019 D2CCA Baseball All-America Team will be announced on Friday, May 31.

2019 Division II CCA Baseball All-East Region Teams

First Team:

C – Eric Gilham – Chestnut Hill College
1B – Andrew Taft – Le Moyne College
2B – Justin Decker – Dominican (N.Y.) College
3B – Joey Porricelli – Merrimack College
SS – John Mooradian – Mercy College
OF – EJ Cumbo – NYIT
OF – Rosario Missiti – Post University
OF – Luke Johnson – Wilmington (Del.) University
DH – Tyler Criscuolo – Southern Connecticut State University
UTIL – Eddie Nevins – Wilmington (Del.) University
UTIL (Pitcher) – Dan Hyatt – Wilmington (Del.) University
SP – Ed Baram – Adelphi University
SP – Joshua Loeschorn – LIU Post
SP – Jake Walkinshaw – Southern New Hampshire University
SP – Dan Wirchansky – Pace University
RP – Jeffrey Praml – Southern New Hampshire University


Second Team:

C – Anthony Vaglica – LIU Post
1B – Kendall Small – Wilmington (Del.) University
2B – Mike Salmonese – Pace University
2B – Danny Healey Jr. – Felician University
3B – Tyree Bradley – Bloomfield College
SS – Joshua Colon – Dominican (N.Y.) College
OF – John LaRocca – NYIT
OF – Brad Roberto – Franklin Pierce University
OF – Max Troiani – Bentley University
DH – Lawrence Cicileo – Adelphi University
UTIL – Brett Malm – Adelphi University
UTIL (Pitcher) – Luis Grullart – Mercy College
SP – James Varela – LIU Post
SP – Cam Monagle – Merrimack College
SP – Brad Scull – Wilmington (Del.) University
SP – David Gauthier – Nyack College
RP – Tom Ambrosino – Adelphi University


2019 D2CCA Baseball East Region Player of the Year:
Eddie Nevins – Wilmington (Del.) University


2019 D2CCA Baseball East Region Pitcher of the Year:
Ed Baram – Adelphi University