The St. Thomas Aquinas College baseball team placed three players on the postseason All-Conference Team released by the East Coast Conference. Third baseman Andrew Jemison garnered First Team honors while center fielder Michael Morgan and pitcher Chris Cepeda were also recognized for their efforts as Second Team selections.
Jemison turned in an outstanding freshman year with the Spartans, quickly securing his starting slot at the hot corner and appearing in 45 of the team's 46 games, missing only the season opener. He led the team in hitting with a .333 average - good enough for 10th in the conference, while also setting the pace in hits (56 - 10 more than the nearest Spartan), doubles (14) and RBI (33). Andrew recorded 18 multiple-hit games on the season, which was also punctuated by a 13-game hitting streak.
Morgan, a senior, became known for his defensive prowess during his tenure at STAC and his speed made him a constant threat on the basepaths. Michael played in every game this season, led the ECC in stolen bases with 33, scored a team-high 44 runs (5th in conference), and his .478 on base percentage also led the squad.
Cepeda closed his stellar collegiate journey with his fourth straight year of post-season recognition. Chris was named the ECC's Rookie of the Year after an outstanding freshman campaign at Dowling College in 2016, transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas after the school's closing. He proceeded to take First Team honors each of the past two seasons, and was strong this year though a few bad outings took their toll. He finished the season with a 5-6 overall record to go with a 4.02 ERA, striking out 93 batters (2nd in the ECC) in 85.0 innings of work. Cepeda also continued his trend as the workhorse of the staff, tossing four complete games, and he also amassed four outings of seven or more innings in which he allowed just one earned run.