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Daniel Lauletta, Coordinator of Sports Info
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Wilmington Juniors Frank Samluk and Jamie Treml Named Daktronics Baseball All-Americans

Saturday, May 24, 2014 - Marshall, Minn.

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Junior Jamie Treml was named Third Team All-American for Daktronics after earning Daktronics First Team All-Region, Second Team NCBWA All-Region, and Second Team ABCA All-Region. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

Junior utility man Frank Samluk was named Second Team All-American for Daktronics after also earning First Team Daktronics All-Region, Second Team NCBWA All-Region, and First Team Rawlings/ABCA Gold Glove All-Region. Copyright 2014; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.

Wilmington University juniors Frank Samluk and Jamie Treml were among 48 student-athletes that were named to either the first, second, or third team for the 2014 Daktronics Baseball All-America Teams.

Samluk (Middletown, Del./St. Elizabeth’s) earned Second Team honors as a Utility (Pitcher) while Treml (Newark, Del./Hodgson Vo-Tech) was named Third Team as a starting pitcher.

The D2SIDA All-America and All-Region baseball teams are sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing, and programmable display systems for virtually every sports at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA: NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association. Daktronics has sponsored the baseball All-America Program since 2007.

Samluk was an everyday player for the Wildcats, moving around the infield when not starting on the mound. Samluk finished ninth in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with a .348 batting average while leading the conference with 14 sacrifice bunts. He hit six doubles and knocked in 16 RBI while scoring 26 more runs. He was also 15-of-16 on the base paths.

On the mound, Samluk went 5-1 in 12 appearances, making 11 starts for the Wildcats. His 60 strikeouts led the team and was eighth most in the CACC. In 61.1 innings, he collected a 2.20 earned run average, fifth lowest in the CACC, while batters only hit .193 against the righty.

Treml earns his first All-American status of his career after earning All-Region honors in each of the three organizations (Daktronics, NCBWA, and ABCA) this season. He led the CACC with a 0.96 earned run average, going a perfect 9-0 in 11 appearances. Treml tossed 47 innings on the season, striking out 58 batters while being a part of four shutouts. In his final start of the year, Treml pitched seven shutout innings with four strikeouts against St. Thomas Aquinas in the opening round of the NCAA East Regional Tournament, earning the win. His 11.11 strikeouts per game also rank third in the CACC.

The First Team All-Region honor was Treml’s first for Daktronics while it was the second consecutive year Samluk was named First Team among the sports information directors.


2014 Daktronics Baseball All-America Teams

First Team:
C – Nolan Johnson, Minnesota State
1B – Giancarlo Brugnoni, Grand Valley State
2B – Daniel Fraga, UNC Pembroke
3B – Tony Viger, Augustanav(S.D.)
SS – Will Kengor, Slippery Rock
OF – Austin Kaiser, Colorado Mesa
OF – Jamie Potts, Grand Valley State
OF – Nick Thimesch, Drury
DH – Wes Koenig, St. Edward’s
UT (Non-Pitcher) – Kyle Dalton, Concordia-St. Paul
UT (Pitcher) – Kye Winter, Augustana (S.D.)
SP – Dan Altavilla, Mercyhurst
SP – Tyler Badamo, Dowling
SP – Jason Hoppe, Minnesota State
SP – Jordan DeLorenzo, West Florida
RP – Ben Criscuolo, Southern New Hampshire

Second Team:
C – Steve Hazel, Georgia College
1B – Joey Miller, Concord (W.Va.)
2B – Logan Knox, Regis
3B – Frank Crinella, Merrimack
SS – Erick Linde, Lander
OF – Bret Blevins, Concord (W.Va.)
OF – Chris Knott, East Stroudsburg
OF – Brandon Reitano, Mount Olive
DH – Stephen Dezzi, Tampa
UT (Non-Pitcher) – Richard Mejia, Adelphi
UT (Pitcher) – Frank Samluk, Wilmington
SP – Craig Brooks, Catawba
SP – Brannon Easterling, St. Edward’s
SP – Paul Hvozdovic, Shepherd
SP – Preston Packrall, Tampa
RP – Jesse Cooper, Seton Hill

Third Team:
C – Spence Wolfe, Shepherd
1B – Connor Lewis, Lander
2B – Kevin Zak, Grand Valley State
3B – Tyler Ding, Tampa
SS – Todd Standish, Minnesota State
OF – Michael Danner, Tampa
OF – Patrick Grady, Lander
OF – Ivan Vieitez, Lenoir-Rhyne
DH – Nick Delerme, East Stroudsburg
UT (Non-Pitcher) – Zach Stone, Millersville
UT (Pitcher) – Troy Cruz, UC San Diego
SP – Nick Baker, Cal State-Chico
SP – Will Landsheft, Drury
SP – Trevor Oaks, California Baptist
SP – Jamie Treml, Wilmington
RP – Reese Gregory, St. Cloud State

2014 Ron Lenz Player of the Year: Giancarlo Brugnoni, Grand Valley State
2014 Ron Lenz Pitcher of the Year: Dan Altavilla, Mercyhurst