Date: May 9, 2001
Contact: Scott McGuinness (540) 463-8674
Release: Upon Receipt

Senior Pitcher David Sigler Named To First Team

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference released its all-conference baseball team on Wednesday afternoon and Washington and Lee placed senior pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) on the first team and sophomore shortstop Michael Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./Pace Academy) on the second team.

Sigler earned first-team honors after going 6-2 with a 2.86 ERA. He started nine games for the Generals and hurled seven complete games and two shutouts. Sigler struck out 48 batters in 66 innings of work and held his opponents to a .268 batting average. He finished his career with nine W&L pitching records and an overall record of 21-15. Sigler is also second all-time on the career strikeout list (214) and holds the fourth-lowest ERA in school history (3.62). He was also named First Team All-ODAC in 1999.

Hanson earned his second consecutive second team selection after starting all 31 games, batting .379. He led the team in at-bats (116), total bases (75), slugging percentage (.647), hits (44), runs (29), doubles (15), stolen bases (9) and home runs (4). He tied the W&L record for hits in a game by going 5-for-5 in a 9-5 victory over Muhlenberg on Feb. 25th. He also currently holds the sixth-highest career batting average in school history (.352). On the mound, Hanson went 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in 16.1 innings pitched. He allowed just three earned runs on the season and held opponents to a .230 batting average.

The Generals finished the season with a record of 23-8, the most wins in school history.


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