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PCC Baseball Players Earn Region X Honors

First Baseman Tyler Molinaro Named Conference's Player of the Year

Tyler Molinaro

WINTERVILLE—Several Pitt Community College baseball players have earned recognition from the Region X Conference for their play this season, including Tyler Molinaro, who earned “Region X Player of the Year” honors.

Molinaro also joined teammates Ryan Cranmer and Griffin Jones on the All-Region X First Team while PCC’s Micah Jarrett and Mike Wetherington earned All-Region X Second Team recognition.

A Charlottesville, Va., native, Molinaro led the Bulldogs offensively as a sophomore, hitting .409 (56-for-137) with 14 homers, 51 runs batted in and 57 runs scored. A first baseman, he posted a .980 fielding percentage and has signed on to play at UNC-Wilmington next year.

Cranmer, a freshman out of Croatan High School, batted .363 (49-for-135) in his first season as a Bulldog. The third baseman finished with five home runs, 35 RBIs and 11 doubles.

Jones, who transferred to Pitt from Clarendon Community College, led the Bulldogs from the mound, finishing with a 9-1 record and 3.30 earned run average. The sophomore from Washington, MI, pitched 71 innings in 15 appearances, recorded 85 strikeouts and held opposing hitters to a .212 batting average.

A sophomore outfielder, Jarrett went 59-for-154 (.383 average) from the plate with 13 doubles, four homers and 39 RBIs. The Salisbury native finished with zero errors in the field with 71 putouts and two assists.

Wetherington had a solid sophomore season behind the plate. A North Lenoir product, he batted .351 (39-for-111) with six home runs and 40 RBI and had just one error (.993 fielding percentage) as the team’s primary catcher.

Pitt (38-13 overall) won the Region X Conference Tournament for the second straight season earlier this month and pushed Potomac State College (WVa.) to a decisive game three in the Eastern District May 21 before falling to the Catamounts, 5-4, in 10 innings.