Three Trinity Players Earn D3baseball.com All-America Honors
San Antonio – The Tiger baseball team had three players earn D3baseball.com All-America honors following the 2012 season.
Senior pitcher Ben Klimesh was voted as a First Team All-American, while junior pitcher Ryan Lucero received Second Team All-America honors. Senior DH Dominick Robusto was an Honorable Mention All-America selection.
Klimesh set countless Trinity and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference records during the season, leading the nation in strikeouts. He also finishes his career in the top 10 in NCAA Division III history in both single season and career strikeouts. Klimesh was voted the SCAC Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season.
Lucero led Trinity with an 8-0 record and a 1.57 ERA for the season, and despite missing the last month of the season due to injury, still ranked among the conference leaders in nearly every pitching category. Lucero was a First Team All-SCAC and First Team All-West Region player as well.
Robusto led Trinity in hitting this season, sporting a .376 batting average, and leading the team to second place at the McMinnville Regional in the NCAA Playoffs. Robusto also led Trinity with 17 steals and a .460 on-base percentage for the season. He is believed to be the only Tiger player to play in four different regional tournaments in his career, appearing in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Head Coach Tim Scannell led the 2012 Tiger team to a 37-12 overall record, tying the Trinity mark for most wins in a single year. Coach Scannell also led the 2002 and 2004 teams to 37-win seasons, advancing to the NCAA Playoffs each year. He became Trinity’s all-time wins leader at the beginning of the 2011 season, and has led the Tigers to an unprecedented three straight trips to the NCAA Playoffs (2010-12).