Baseball: Army earns two major Patriot League awards

Patriot League No. 2 playoff seed Army secured two major postseason awards. Senior catcher Jon Rosoff was named the player of the year and freshman third baseman Anthony Giachin was named the rookie of the year.
Rosoff ranks third in league batting (.337) and second in RBIs (42). He is a three-time all-league selection.
Giachin batted .292, and .322 in league play with 17 RBI.
Rosoff, Giachin and sophomore outfieldder Jacob Hurtubise were named to the first team.
Junior starting pitchers Daniel Burggraaf and Tyler Giovinco, junior reliever Cam Opp, junior second baseman Josh White and sophomore outfielder Drake Titus were named to the second team.
Second-seeded Army (28-21, 16-7 Patriot) will host No. 3 Bucknell (16-25, 13-11 Patriot) in a best-of-three semifinal series. Games one and two are Saturday at noon and 3 p.m. Game three, if necessary, is noon Sunday.
No. 1 Navy (36-12, 18-7 Patriot) will host No. 4 Holy Cross (17-23, 11-12 Patriot), utilizing the same schedule.

The Patriot League all-star selections:
Player of the Year: Jon Rosoff, Army West Point, Sr., C

Pitcher of the Year: Connor Van Hoose, Bucknell, Sr., RHP

Rookie of the Year: Anthony Giachin, Army West Point, Fr., 3B

Defensive Player of the Year: Zach Biggers, Navy, So., 2B

Coach of the Year: Paul Kostacopoulos, Navy

First-Team All-Patriot League Team%

SP: Connor Van Hoose, Bucknell, Sr.*

SP: Noah Song, Navy, Jr.

RP: Danny Barlok, Holy Cross, Jr.*

C: Jon Rosoff, Army West Point, Sr.*

1B: Christian Hodge, Navy, Jr.*

2B: Zach Biggers, Navy, So.

SS: Chris Rinaldi, Holy Cross, So.

3B: Anthony Giachin, Army West Point, Fr.

3B: John Marti, Lafayette, So.

OF: Logan Knowles, Navy, Sr.

OF: Luke Robinson, Lafayette, Sr.

OF: Jacob Hurtubise, Army West Point, So.

OF: Austin Masel, Holy Cross, So.

DH: Liam Lowery, Navy, Jr.*

Second-Team All-Patriot League Team^

SP: Daniel Burggraaf, Army West Point, Jr.

SP: Tyler Giovinco, Army West Point, Jr.

RP: Cam Opp, Army West Point, Jr.

RP: Jared Leins, Navy, Fr.

C: Jeff Shanfeldt, Lehigh, Jr.

C: Evan Klugerman, Bucknell, So.

1B: Tony Gallo, Lehigh, So.

2B: Josh White, Army West Point, Jr.

SS: Michael Coritz, Navy, So.

OF: Stephen Born, Navy, Sr.

OF: Chuckie Scales, Bucknell, Sr.

OF: Drake Titus, Army West Point, So.

DH: Dom Toso, Bucknell, Fr.

* – Unanimous first-team selection

% – 14 players on the first-team due to ties in voting

& – 13 players on the second-team due to ties in voting

^ – No 3B on the second-team due to a tie in voting for the first-team

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