GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division III all-region teams were announced Tuesday, May 28, with Hanover College senior David Herrmann (Fishers, Ind.) receiving recognition.
Herrmann was selected to the third team for the ABCA's Mideast Region and was one of three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference pitchers to receive recognition, joining Anderson's Joe Moran and Rose-Hulman's Luke Buehler. Overall, five players from the HCAC were recognized.
The senior pitcher was named a first team all-HCAC selection earlier this spring after recording a 6-0 record and 1.89 earned run average. Herrmann's win total set a new single season career high, while his ERA was good enough for third in the HCAC and among the top 40 across NCAA Division III. He also struck out nearly one batter per inning pitched, fanning 52 batters over 57.0 innings of work.
It was a strong finish to his collegiate career, as Herrmann logged 25.0 innings over his last three starts, allowing just two runs and striking out 24 batters. Included in the stretch was a 14-strikeout game against Bluffton, which ties the school record mark.
For his career, Herrmann finished with a 3.10 ERA to go along with a 14-15 record. The senior finishes with 43 appearances, 38 starts, nine complete games, 258.0 innings pitched and 202 strikeouts. Both his inning and strikeout totals rank third in program history and are among the top 35 nationally for active players through the 2019 season.
Herrmann is the first Hanover player to receive all-region honors from the ABCA since 2004. He is also the first ABCA all-region pitcher at Hanover since Joe Matis and Adam Christie were named to the first and second teams, respectively, in 2003.
Under the guidance of first-year head coach Grant Bellak, the Panthers nearly doubled their overall win total from 2018, finishing 15-19, including a 5-5 mark over the final two weeks of the season. Hanover concluded HCAC play 7-11, giving the program its highest conference winning percentage since 2015.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 11,000 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth.
The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.
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