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Sherman, Danahy named All-SUNYAC in baseball
Monday, May 09, 2016

Sherman, Danahy named All-SUNYAC in baseball

Fredonia seniors Kyle Sherman (North Collins/North Collins) and Quinn Danahy (Buffalo/Bishop Timon) were named to the All-SUNYAC baseball team the conference office announced on Monday.

Sherman was named First Team at shortstop. He started all 18 SUNYAC contests and hit .387. He was tops in the league in at bats (75) and hits (29). He put together a solid year in the field as well with a .937 fielding percentage.

Overall, Sherman hit .317 (44 for 139) with five doubles as the team's leadoff hitter. He was first on the Blue Devils with 26 runs and tied for second with 19 RBI. He added 15 walks and 5 hit by pitches to finish with a .400 on-base percentage.

"Kyle never really had a defined role last year, but showed up every day with enthusiasm and worked hard." said head coach Matt Palisin. "As the season went on this year, he kept getting better and was the glue to our team. He was the captain of our infield as the shortstop, and eventually took over the role as our leadoff hitter and solidified our offense. He took all the pressure off the players around him and allowed them to perform better. He had a great season for us."

Sherman attended Erie Community College for two seasons before transferring to Fredonia. His brother, Vinnie, played for the Blue Devils last season.

Danahy was named Second Team as an outfielder. In 17 conference games, he batted .370 (27 for 73) with 14 RBI and 11 runs.

Overall, he batted .359 and set the team's at-bat record of 155, breaking Jordan Basile's standard of 150 set in 2009. Danany also finished with 55 hits, third all-time to Basile (63) and Josh Greco (56), both set in 2009.

Danahy's .359 average was third on the team this year. As a junior, he batted .360 and finished his four-year career with a .339 average (91 for 268).

Academically, Danahy was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma for earning a 3.4 or better GPA. Danahy was also one of two senior athletes chosen to address the senior class at this past Sunday's Senior Gala.

"Quinn was an invaluable part of our program," said head coach Matt Palisin. "He put up numbers on the field, but off the field, I have not met a more humble person. Over his four seasons here, a lot of people got to know who Quinn Danahy is. He's been a great ambassador not just for our baseball program, but for our entire athletics department."

The Devils had a few other outstanding performances and milestones this year.

Junior Ciro Frontale (Syracuse/Bishop Ludden) led the nation with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 143 total chances at second base. For good measure, he made a diving stop to preserve freshman Ben Atkinsons' no-hitter at Bethany.

Senior Zach Jordon (Akron, N.Y./Akron) finished his career with 16 wins, second only to Andy Dlugosz who had 18 wins from 2008-2011. Jordon was also second in career innings pitched (177) and third in strikeouts (120), behind Sean Larson (132 from 2011-2014) and Dlugosz (121).

As a team, the Devils rank 28th nationally in fielding percentage. The also received points on the national poll earlier this season. Through the mid-way point of the season, they ranked No.1 in all of DIII in strength of schedule. The team had eight games against Top 10 opponents, and also played the No. 21 team in Division II.

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