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Point Park 3B Crowell named NAIA Baseball Honorable Mention All-American

Milford, Ohio, native to play in Valley Baseball League this summer

June 3, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET

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NAIA ALL-AMERICANS

 

PITTSBURGH -- NAIA national batting champion Jordan Crowell, a sophomore third baseman for Point Park University, has been named NAIA Baseball Honorable Mention All-American, the NAIA announced on Monday (June 3). He is a native of Milford, Ohio, who transferred to Point Park this year from the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Crowell led the NAIA in batting average a .441 (63 for 143) and was also named Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, All-KIAC First Team and Point Park Team MVP. Crowell hit third in the batting order Point Park, which was 39-16 overall and reached the NAIA National Champioship Opening Round for the second year in a row.

Besides leading the nation in batting average at .441, which is in the Top 10 in Point Park program history for a single season, he also had one home run, 40 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .531. His NAIA-best average was built on 63 hits in 46 games. Crowell ranked second in the KIAC in hits and fifth in the conference in RBIs and slugging percentage.

Crowell edged out Matt Thomas, an NAIA First Team All-American second baseman for Martin Methodist, for the NAIA batting title. Thomas hit .440 (85 for 193) in 54 games. Next on the list was NAIA Second Team All-American outfielder Brady Steiger of Lewis-Clark State at .430 (89 for 207) in 57 games.

This summer, the Milford (Ohio) High School graduate will be playing in the prestigious Valley Baseball League, a collegiate wood-bat league that is regarded as one of the best summer leagues among those in the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball.

Crowell is a member of the Winchester Royals of the VBL, and he will be playing third base or first base. The 12-team league will have 44 games for each team, and it based out of Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The season started May 31 and has its regular season run through late July.

For the complete list of 2013 NAIA Baseball All-Americans, click the link above. There were a total of 17 names on the NAIA All-American first and second teams -- two catchers, five infielders, four outfielders, a designated hitter, four starting pitchers and one relief pitcher. There were 35 players named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American.

Fans can find more information about the Valley Baseball League and the Winchester Royals at www.valleyleaguebaseball.com or on Twitter @VBLBaseball.

 

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2013 NAIA Baseball All-Americans

First Team        
First Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Tyler Latham Bryan (Tenn.) C Jr. Spring City, Tenn.
Zac Colby Faulkner (Ala.) C Sr. Hanford, Calif.
Matt Page* Oklahoma Baptist 1B Jr. Redwood City, Calif.
Matt Thomas Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 2B Sr. Boaz, Ala.
Nate Mullins Bellevue (Neb.) 3B Jr. Snohomish, Wash.
Elvin Rodriguez Northwood (Texas) SS Sr. Rio Grande P.R.
Christian Vazquez Lubbock Christian (Texas) UTL Jr. Humacao, P.R.
Jon Kemmer Brewton-Parker (Ga.) OF Sr. Shippenville, Pa.
Jimmy Bosco Menlo (Calif.) OF Jr. Granite Bay, Calif.
Shane Spies Rio Grande (Ohio) OF Sr. Polk, Ohio
Steven Karkenny The Master's (Calif.) OF So. Chatsworth, Calif.
Michael Cruz Faulkner (Ala.) DH Jr. Dominican Republic
Chris O'Hare Fisher (Mass.) SP Sr. Lynfield, Mass.
Ethan Gibbons Missouri Baptist SP Sr. Suisun City, Calif.
Jarrod Jameson Tennessee Wesleyan SP Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla.
Johnny Shuttlesworth Faulkner (Ala.) SP Sr. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Phillip Kish Southeastern (Fla.) RP Sr. New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
         
Second Team        
First Institution Pos. Class Hometown
Blake Marchant Grand View (Iowa) C So. Indianola, Iowa
Wigberto Nevarez Lubbock Christian (Texas) C Jr. Bayamon, P.R.
Brady Steiger Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 1B Jr. Port Orchard, Wash.
Brennyn Smith Lubbock Christian (Texas) 2B Sr. Montgomery, Texas
Sergio Sanchez Faulkner (Ala.) 3B Jr. San Luis, Ariz.
Alex Sanchez Ave Maria (Fla.) SS Sr. Hialeah, Fla.
Jake Stone Tennessee Wesleyan UTL Sr. Charlottesville, Va.
Seth Neely Arizona Christian OF Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
Justin Mackey Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) OF Sr. Sand Rock, Ala.
Brian Vigo Science & Arts (Okla.) OF Sr. Carolian, P.R.
Billy Farrell Webber International (Fla.) OF Sr. Seffner, Fla.
Cameron Balough Judson (Ill.) DH SO Santee, Calif.
Cody Crabaugh Oklahoma City SP Sr. Edmond, Okla.
Chris Good Belhaven (Miss.) SP So. Forney, Texas
Will Dismukes Faulkner (Ala.) SP Sr. Millbrook, Ala.
Kevin Maloney Embry-Riddle (Fla.) SP Sr. Dunedin, Fla.
Noah Piard Tennessee Wesleyan RP Sr. Orlando, Fla.
         
Honorable Mention        
First Institution      
Chad Mansmann Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.)      
Joe Bocchino Ave Maria (Fla.)      
Brian Ferrell Bethel (Tenn.)      
Jesse Zellner Central Methodist (Mo.)      
Drew Greiwe Central Methodist (Mo.)      
Anthony Gomez Cumberland (Tenn.)      
Michael Lukkason Dakota Wesleyan      
Stetson Nelson Embry-Riddle (Fla.)      
Jeff Lemon Embry-Riddle (Fla.)      
Blake McKnight Evangel (Mo.)      
Andy Hills Lee (Tenn.)      
Josh Silver Lee (Tenn.)      
Cody Lavalli Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)      
Manuel Alonso Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)      
Darren Travers Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)      
Nick Jones LSU Alexandria (La.)      
Joel Lutz Lubbock Christian (Texas)      
Jeremy Gooding Madonna (Mich.)      
Patrick Johnson Missouri Baptist      
Ryan Parazine Mobile (Ala.)      
Tyler Stuerman Northwestern (Iowa)      
Derek Howell Oklahoma City      
Kevin Lasowski Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)      
Jordan Crowell Point Park (Pa.)      
Colton Campbell Rogers State (Okla.)      
Heath Wilda Science & Arts (Okla.)      
Johnnie Kirkland Southeastern (Fla.)      
Mark Weist Spring Arbor (Mich.)      
David Kuhne St. Francis (Ill.)      
Joe Williams Sterling (Kan.)      
Daniel Cloteaux Sterling (Kan.)      
Joe Battaglia Sterling (Kan.)      
A.J. Work The Master's (Calif.)      
Aaron Conyers York (Neb.)      

*2013 NAIA Baseball Player of the Year