Cohen, McNeil Named First Team All-SCIAC

Cohen, McNeil Named First Team All-SCIAC

LOS ANGELESJosh Cohen and Eamon McNeil were both named First Team All-SCIAC on Thursday after outstanding seasons with the Occidental baseball team. Dean Abramson was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.

"They're amazing young men, hard workers, great teammates and great leaders," Oxy head coach Luke Wetmore said. "We're very happy to see them recognized for their hard work."

McNeil, a junior outfielder from Portland, Ore., makes the team for the second time in his career. He tore the cover off the ball late in the season, finishing first in the conference in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.696), fifth in batting average (.392), and fourth in RBIs (24). He hit four home runs and had 10 RBIs in a three-game series against Pomona-Pitzer, earning him SCIAC Player of the Week and D3baseball.com Team of the Week honors.

Cohen, a senior pitcher from Berkeley, was among the best starting pitchers in the entire conference, finishing first in the conference in innings pitched (59.2), third in strikeouts (58), fifth in ERA (2.87), and third in wins (5). Cohen was also named SCIAC Player of the Week early in the season after pitching a complete game with eight strikeouts against Cal Lutheran. 

Abramson, a senior from El Segundo, was a leader in the dugout and a key utility player. He started the season as a sidearm releiver and eventually became the everyday catcher after an injury left a void in the position. In 29 games he had nine hits and seven runs batted in at the plate, and had a 2.89 ERA in 18.2 innings pitched. 

The Tigers finished the season one game away from making the SCIAC Postseason Tournament, finishing in fifth place. 

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