CRESSON – Mount Aloysius saw seven of its players selected to the all-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) teams, with coach Kevin Kime, a Bishop McCort graduate, being named as the coach of the year.
Senior shortstop Matt McCourt earned his third straight nod on the first team. Redshirt junior first baseman Sam Keibler, sophomore second baseman Jeremy Iellimo and redshirt junior third baseman Nick Belka were named to the second team. Junior right-hander Mike McCourt, junior catcher Doug Smith and senior outfielder Daniel Singer were selected to the third team.
Kime was also rewarded for his team’s program record-breaking season. Kime and his staff led the Mounties to a 27-win season and a tie for second in the conference standings.
Matt McCourt hit .376 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs. He finished the season leading the AMCC in home runs and slugging percentage (.716), while coming in fourth in RBIs. McCourt completed his career with 43 home runs, 164 runs batted in and a .355 average.
Keibler, a second-team selection last year, provided some protection for McCourt for the majority of the season, hitting in the cleanup role.
He finished the year tied for third in the AMCC in home runs (8), tied for second in RBIs (47) and fifth in batting average (.383).
Iellimo earned his first selection to the all-conference team with a .323 average, 44 runs scored and 27 RBIs. His 44 runs scored was tied for fourth in the conference.
Belka finished the year with a .278 average and posted 10 multi-hit games. Belka totaled 40 hits and 30 RBIs. He was previously named to the first team last year.
Mike McCourt finished the year with a 7-2 record with a 3.59 ERA.
His seven wins were tied for the most in the conference as was his 672/3 innings pitched. He also finished seventh in ERA.
Smith also made his first appearance on the all-conference team.
Smith hit .383 this year for the Mounties with four home runs and 24 RBIs. While his offensive work was important to the Mounties, one can argue his greatest contribution was behind the dish. where he threw out an AMCC-leading 14 base stealers.
Singer hit .299 this season while scoring a team-high 50 runs. This was the second best total in the AMCC. He led the team with 12 stolen bases.