Two members of the Wright State baseball team have been named to All-Mideast Region American Baseball Coaches Association Rawlings teams as junior pitcher Andrew Elliott was selected to the First Team and junior second baseman Michael Timm to the Second Team.
Elliott (Wheelersburg, OH/Wheelersburg) was the Horizon League Relief Pitcher of the Year as he led the league and is currently ranked 19th nationally with 13 saves. The 13 saves tied him for the second-most in school history, only trailing the 15 by Mark Squire in 1999. 10 of his 13 saves came during league play, six of those on the road, including two each at UIC and Oakland.
Despite pitching just 41.2 innings the entire season, Elliott tied for third in the league with 61 strikeouts, 34 of those coming in league play, and recorded a 0.65 earned run average, allowing just three earned runs and four runs overall on the year.
The Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on April 27, Elliott is only the second Wright State pitcher to ever receive the Relief Pitcher of the Year award, joining Michael Schum, who won it in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Elliott was also selected to the league's All-Tournament Team as he struck out 13 in 6.2 innings of one-hit scoreless relief against Milwaukee on May 24, earning the win as the Raiders pulled out a 4-3 decision in 12 innings.
Timm (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg), a First Team All-Horizon League selection, was among the team and league leaders in nearly every offensive category in 2014. Overall, he led or tied for the league lead in runs scored (41), hits (69) and doubles (17), was second in total bases (99) and walks (31), tied for fourth in RBI (38), fifth in on-base percentage (.432) and seventh in batting average (.325) and slugging percentage (.467).
In league play, Timm again led the way in hits (43) and was second in on-base percentage (.464) and total bases (60), tied for third in runs scored (27), RBI (22), doubles (9) and walks (18), fourth in batting average (.371) and slugging percentage (.517).
"I am really proud of both guys," said WSU head coach Greg Lovelady. "To see them grow up in this program the last three years has been a blessing. The amount of work they put in and care they have for our team to be successful is something I want in every player."
"Their individual pride and determination is a huge reason for our team’s success and for their own," added Lovelady. "They both were very lightly recruited out of high school and to see them develop into the best players at their respective position in the entire region is a great statement for this program and an even bigger one for themselves and their parents."
Wright State ended the season at 35-22 overall and after winning the Horizon League regular-season title with a 25-4 mark, finished second at the league tournament in Mequon, Wisconsin.