Carson, Jackson claim All-State baseball honors

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Newport News, Va. -- The Virginia Sports Information Directors voted two University of Lynchburg baseball players onto its College Division All-State team, VaSID announced Wednesday morning.

Freshman third baseman/right-handed pitcher Garrett Jackson (Virginia Beach, Va.) earned rookie of the year honors in the Commonwealth, while graduate student utility man Kinston Carson (Tappahannock, Va.) earned enough votes for a first-team spot.

It marks the first time since 2014 that Lynchburg has seen multiple players earn All-State honors.

Carson adds the All-State award onto a growing pile after his first season with Lynchburg; he already collected third-team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference laurels to go with third-team selections on both the D3baseball.com and American Baseball Coaches Association's All-South Atlantic Region squads.

He posted a conference-best 12.25 strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio and ranked third in the ODAC with a 3.12 over 43 ⅓ innings. Carson struck out a team-high 59 batters.

The Hornets' regular in right field when not on the mound, he hit .279 with one home run, 24 RBI and 16 stolen bases, along with a team-high 25 walks.

Jackson adds the top rookie honor to the same award from the ODAC. The Lynchburg third baseman hit in the middle of the order all year, compiling a .350 average with team-bests in hits (56), doubles (15), triples (4), home runs (3) and RBI (40). He was 2-1 on the mound in 13 appearances and was selected as the ODAC player of the week March 18.

He is the third player in program history to win the Commonwealth rookie of the year honor, following Brandon Miller in 2012 and Brock Shiflett in 2010.

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Lynchburg's baseball team finished the season with a 19-22 record and captured the No. 7 seed in the ODAC tournament.

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2019 VaSID College Division All-State Baseball Awards

Player of the Year: Nick DiNapoli (SS), Christopher Newport

Pitcher of the Year: Nick Roth (RHP), Randolph-Macon

Rookie of the Year: Garrett Jackson (3B/RHP), Lynchburg

Coach of the Year: John Harvell, Christopher Newport

 

First Team

C - Ryan Grubbs, Christopher Newport

1B - Nicholas Baham, Christopher Newport

2B - Joseph Cutchins, Christopher Newport

3B - Seth Woodard, Christopher Newport

SS - Nick DiNapoli, Christopher Newport

OF - Trey Hicks, Christopher Newport

OF - Jaylon Lee, Eastern Mennonite

OF - Luke Tyree, Marymount

DH - Matt Spagnolo, Hampden-Sydney

UTIL - Kinston Carson, Lynchburg

SP - Josh Husby, Christopher Newport

SP - Nick Roth, Randolph-Macon

SP - Michael Zubovich, Randolph-Macon

RP - Kevin Ledford, Roanoke

RP - Tyler Jumper, Christopher Newport

 

Second Team

C - Tim Ortega, Ferrum

1B - Jordan McDonough, Virginia Wesleyan

2B - Chase Counts, Hampden-Sydney

3B - Mike Nickles, Randolph-Macon

SS - Thomas Packert, Apprentice School

OF - Christian Hague, Mary Washington

OF - Jordan Mason, Christopher Newport

OF - Shawn Nickles, Randolph-Macon

DH - Eric O'Brien, Christopher Newport

UTIL - Austin Sizemore, Marymount

SP - Hank Biggs, Mary Washington

SP - Paul Jones, Apprentice School

SP - Jacob Pilarski, Virginia Wesleyan

RP - Gerard DePhillips, Shenandoah

RP - Thomas Packert, Apprentice School

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Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Washington and Lee
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Dig Pink Match
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
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Fri Oct 25
Lynchburg
at Delaware State
Fri Oct 25
6:30 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Oct 26
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Sat Oct 26
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Sat Oct 26
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Sat Oct 26
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Albertus Magnus
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@ Hood College MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
TBA
Lynchburg
vs. TBA
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Wed Nov 13
7:30 PM
Lynchburg
at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
6:00 PM
Pfeiffer
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
@ Newport News, VA CNU Classic
Sat Nov 23
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Christopher Newport Classic -- Game 2
Sun Dec 01
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
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Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
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Sun Nov 10
12:00 PM
Meredith
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Tue Nov 12
7:00 PM
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at Averett
Fri Nov 15
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Sat Nov 16
2:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Lynchburg
@ Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
7:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
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CODE RED Game
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Sat Sep 07
Final
0 Maryville (Tenn.)
1 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Regent
10 vs. No. 22 Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
Final
2 No. 16 Mary Washington
0 vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
Final
1 No. 13 Oglethorpe
2 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
0 No. 13 Washington and Lee
0 vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
Final - 2OT
0 Lynchburg
0 at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
Final - 2OT
2 Lynchburg
2 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final - 2OT
3 Lynchburg
3 at Hampden-Sydney
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Lynchburg
4 at No. 6 Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
7:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Fri Nov 01
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- First Round
Sun Nov 03
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
TBA
vs. Lynchburg
ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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Sat Sep 07
Final
1 Maryville (Tenn.)
2 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
Final
0 Kalamazoo
3 vs. No. 20 Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
Final - 2OT
2 No. 19 Lynchburg
3 at Emory
Sun Sep 15
Final
1 No. 19 Lynchburg
0 at Piedmont
Wed Sep 25
Final - 2OT
1 No. 23 Lynchburg
1 at No. 2 Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
Final
0 No. 23 Lynchburg
3 at Washington and Lee
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Sat Oct 05
Final
0 Bridgewater (Va.)
4 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Oct 09
Final
1 Randolph
5 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
Final
5 Lynchburg
0 at East. Mennonite
Tue Oct 15
Final
3 Lynchburg
0 at Ferrum
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 16
Final
0 Sweet Briar
9 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sun Oct 27
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Wed Nov 06
TBA
TBD
vs. Lynchburg
@ High Seed ODAC Tournament -- Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 09
TBA
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vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Semifinal
Sun Nov 10
TBA
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vs. Lynchburg
@ Highest Seed ODAC Tournament -- Championship
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