Kalamazoo College's Ian Kobernick and Ryan Orr earned All-Region honors as announced by D3baseball.com and the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) on Tuesday. Both players were All-Mideast Region first team selections by D3baseball.com while the ABCA honored Kobernick with first team honors and Orr with second team honors.
Orr, a junior from DeWitt, Mich. (Bath HS), earned D3baseball.com and ABCA All-Region honors for the second consecutive season. This year, Orr was selected as the D3baseball.com first-team utility player for his accomplishments as a pitcher and at second base. He was selected as a second-team utility player by the ABCA. Orr was an All-MIAA first team selection for the second consecutive year and was also named the MIAA's Co-Most Outstanding Pitcher. On the mound Orr set multiple school records including career ERA (2.38), wins (22), saves (8) and strikeouts (2017). When not pitching Orr played second base and was third on the team in batting (.331), hits (47) and RBIs (31).
Kobernick, a senior centerfielder from Huntington Woods, Mich. (Berkley HS), earned all-region honors for the first time this season, being recognized as a first-team selection by both D3baseball.com and the ABCA. He was an All-MIAA first team outfielder who began the season with a 19-game hitting streak and led the Hornets in every offensive category. Kobernick broke school records in a season for runs (48), hits (74), doubles (17), RBIs (52) and at-bats (173). He also set new school records for career runs (127), hits (225) and doubles (50) while finishing with a career batting average of .371.
This is the second year the Kalamazoo College Baseball program had players earn All-Region honors. Jack Clark and Ryan Orr were both selected in 2016. Kalamazoo set a school record for wins this year finishing 31-14 overall and second in the MIAA while advancing to a second consecutive MIAA Tournament championship game.
Updated 3:10 p.m. to include All-Region selections announced by ABCA.