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Ortega Leads Group of Six Named All-ODAC in Baseball

Tim Ortega is one of six Panthers to earn All-ODAC honors.
Tim Ortega is one of six Panthers to earn All-ODAC honors.

ODAC Release

FERRUM, Va. -- Junior Tim Ortega was one of six Ferrum College baseball players named to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference's 2019 Baseball All-Conference Team. Ortega was named to the first team at catcher.

Ferrum's second team selections included junior starting pitcher Drew Calohan, junior third baseman Kyle Anstice and sophomore outfielder Josh Greenway.

Additionally, senior first baseman Nathaniel Anthony and senior relief pitcher Noah Collins collected third team Al-Conference honors.

Randolph-Macon College grabbed three of the top awards, junior third baseman Mike Nickles as Player of the Year, senior Mike Roth as Pitcher of the Year and Ray Hedrick as Coach of the Year. Freshman first baseman/pitcher Garrett Jackson from the University of Lynchburg earned Rookie of the Year. Rounding out the brass was Roanoke College senior third baseman, who earned the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete award.

Ortega batted .396 this season with 16 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 43 RBI this season. He closed the year with a .464 on-base percentage and a .649 slugging percentage.

Calohan was 7-4 on the mound, pitching 70.2 innings with 54 strikeouts and a 3.44 earned run average. He made 12 appearances, including 10 starts and posted one complete game. Anstice batted .356 with 10 doubles, eight homers and 26 RBI. Greenway batted .342 with eight doubles, two triples, a home run and 29 RBI.

Anthony batted .353 this season with 14 doubles, a triple, two homers and 24 RBI. Collins closed with a 1-1 record, 1.42 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 25.1 innings of work over 14 appearances.

Ferrum finished 22-18 overall this season under sixth-year Head Coach Ryan Brittle. The Panthers were 13-9 in league play and tied for third place in the league standings among the 12 ODAC schools that compete in baseball.

Anthony and Collins were two of six graduating seniors this year, while 33 players are eligible to return for the 2020 season.