LANCASTER, Pa. – Three Franklin & Marshall baseball players were named to the 2016 All-Centennial Conference (CC) Team, announced by the league office on Tuesday. Reliever Andrew Mascis and outfielder David Iacobucci garnered first team accolades while starting pitcher Mike Androconis landed on the second team.
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Mascis (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. / St. Joseph Regional) earned a spot on the first team for the second straight season. The sophomore right-handed pitcher once again thrived in the closer role, notching a conference-high six saves along with a team-low 2.08 ERA in 21 2/3 innings of work. In only his second season, Mascis surpassed the program's career record for saves with 15. He struck out 19 batters and surrendered only five walks in 13 appearances.
Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa. / Great Valley) earned his second All-CC honor after being named to the second team a year ago. He led F&M with a .379 batting average and a .579 slugging percentage, marks that both placed sixth in the CC. The junior paced the Diplomats in hits (53) runs (29) and home runs (4) while placing second on the team in doubles (12), RBIs (24) and stolen bases (10). Iacobucci was also stellar in the field, committing just one error in 66 total chances for a .985 fielding percentage.
Androconis (Westfield, N.J. / Westfield) garnered All-CC accolades for the first time in his career after anchoring the starting rotation as the team's undisputed ace pitcher. The sophomore right-hander led the Diplomats with a 4-2 record that included a complete-game, three-hit shutout of Endicott during F&M's Florida spring break trip on March 13. Androconis led the Diplomats with 58 innings pitched, accumulating a 2.95 ERA with 36 strikeouts.
Facing Division III's No. 19 ranked strength of schedule, F&M concluded the 2016 campaign with a 16-20-1, 7-10-1 CC record and was in contention for a conference playoff spot up until the final week of the regular season.