Bair and Flicker Named First Team, Kittle Second; Flicker Rookie of the Year

Courtesy athletics.pct.edu

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Three Penn College baseball players earned North Eastern Athletic Conference All-Conference selections, it was announced Wednesday. Max Bair (Centre Hall, Pa.) and Ben Flicker (Topton, Pa.) were named to the First Team, while Brittan Kittle (Millville, Pa.) earned a Second Team nod.

Flicker was also named Rookie of the Year.

Flicker became the first player in program history and second in school history, to earn Rookie of the Year honors. Flicker posted a .376 batting average with 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 25 RBIs, 30 runs scored and eight stolen bases. He ranked fifth in doubles, eighth in batting average and 10th in RBIs. Flicker also had the seventh-best slugging percentage (.556) in the conference. The Penn College rookie began the season with a 15-game hitting streak and finished the season with at least one hit in 27 of his 32 games, which included 14 multi-hit games. In the field, he recorded 21 putouts and 40 assists for a .924 fielding percentage. Flicker is the only first-year player to earn a spot on the All-Conference First Team.

Bair was fourth in the conference with a 3.66 ERA and second in the NEAC with five conference wins on a 5-1 season from the bump. He fired 51.2 innings with 43 strikeouts. He highlighted his season with a camplete-game one-hitter against Gallaudet this season.

Kittle was eighth in the conference with a .404 batting average, which included a conference-best nine doubles. He brought in 15 runs on 19 hits and had a league-best .563 on base percentage.

The trio helped the Wildcats to a 23-11 overall mark, 11-4 NEAC, and the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s NEAC Playoffs.