YORK, Pa.– Wesley College's Trevor Mears was named the Capital Athletic Conference Baseball Rookie of the Year while senior pitcher Jordan Lozzi and senior catcher Corey Jefferson were named to the First Team and Second Team, respectively, it was announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon.
Mears, a native of Millsboro, Del., is just the second Wolverine to earn CAC Rookie of the Year honors with current assistant coach DJ Keckler earning the honor back in 2009. Jefferson is receiving all-conference accolades for the first time while Lozzi is earning All-CAC recognition for the second-straight year after being named to the second team in 2012.
Mears batted .289 with a home run and 25 RBIs to go with 25 runs scored and ten stolen bases in his first collegiate season. His 25 RBIs and 25 runs scored ranked second on the squad, as did his ten multi-hit games. Mears also ranked third on the team in batting, hits and stolen bases. In conference play, Mears was even better, hitting a team-high .362 with eight RBIs.
Arguably the best left-handed pitcher in school history, Lozzi went 5-2 with a career-low 2.30 earned run average. The Forest Hill, Md., native also struck out a team-high 37 batters in 54.2 innings while holding opposing hitters to just a .229 batting average. Lozzi also performed better against CAC opponents, going 2-1 with a 1.38 ERA as well as a complete game shutout against York (Pa.) on March 23.
In his three seasons with the Wolverines, Lozzi went 18-9 with a 3.77 earned run average while fanning 152 batters in over 195 innings of work.
A native of Wilmington, Del., Jefferson had his best collegiate season in 2013, setting career-highs in every category. While commanding the pitching staff to a 4.36 team ERA, Jefferson led the team with a .311 batting average to go with a home run and 22 RBIs. Jefferson also slugged a team-high .402 while finishing second on the Wolverines with seven doubles.
Jefferson finished his career with a .269 batting average with a home run and 39 RBIs.
The Wolverines finished the 2013 season with a 21-19 overall record, the eighth-straight season with at least that many wins. With a victory over Frostburg on March 15, Wesley also reached 500 all-time victories in the Division III era and now has 512 wins since 1987.