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Date: May 4, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Miller and Wesley Named First Team; McConnell and Bausch Selected to Second Team

Sophomore David Miller

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee baseball team had four players named to the All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference Team. Sophomore second baseman David Miller (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) and sophomore designated hitter Jordan Wesley (Winston-Salem, N.C./R.J. Reynolds) earned first team honors, while senior catcher Zach Bausch (Vienna, Va./McLean) and junior first baseman Taylor McConnell (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal) were named to the second team.

Miller, who was one of four Generals to start all 40 games, led the team with a school-record 161 at-bats and 21 walks. He also finished second on the team in batting average (.391), hits (63), RBI (33), runs (41), and stolen bases (6), while hitting 11 doubles. In a 22-1 win over ODAC-rival Randolph-Macon on March 12, Miller went 4-for-7 with a double, triple, two runs and a career-high six RBI.

Wesley, who was also named to the ODAC All-Tournament team, batted .347 with 41 hits, three homeruns, 10 doubles, 23 runs, and 30 RBI. His .508 slugging percentage also ranked third on the team. Wesley went 2-for-4 with a pair of homeruns and three RBI in a 13-4 win over Hampden-Sydney on March 13. In the ODAC Tournament, Wesley batted .444 (8-for-18) with three runs, three doubles, and seven RBI.

Bausch, who earned First Team All-ODAC honors as a sophomore, batted .355 with 54 hits, two homeruns, 11 doubles, 24 RBI, and 29 runs. In the win over Randolph-Macon, he went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homerun, three RBI, and scored four runs. Bausch finished his career ranked among the Top-10 at W&L in doubles (41 - 2nd), hits (155 - 4th), average (.361 - 5th), at-bats (429 - 5th), RBI (81 - T8th), and games played (111- T8th).

McConnell, a two-time ODAC Player of the Week, had a stellar season for the Generals. He set single-season records for hits (67), doubles (24), RBI (56), and total bases (114), while also leading the team in batting average (.427), homeruns (7), slugging percentage (.726), and on-base percentage (.477). In the ODAC Tournament, McConnell batted .529 (9-for-17) with four runs, six doubles, and eight RBI.

W&L finished its season with a 27-13 overall record and a 10-8 mark in the ODAC.



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