(Galloway, NJ) – Richard Stockton baseball coach Marty Kavanagh was named NJAC Coach of the Year and three Stockton players received all-conference honors. Sophomore infielder Brett Solomen (Harrison Twp./Clearview) was selected to the NJAC First Team while sophomore shortstop Mark Jankowski (Washington Twp./Washington Twp.) was voted to the NJAC Second Team and sophomore outfielder George Eisenhart (Harrison Twp./Clearview) was chosen NJAC Honorable Mention.
Solomen, Jankowski and Eisenhart received all-conference nods for the first time in their careers while Kavanagh collected his first NJAC Coach of the Year honor. The 11th-year head coach led Stockton to its best finish ever in the league, fourth place with an 11-7 conference record, plus a tie of the school record of 23 wins so far. Kavanagh also reached a personal milestone with victory number 200 when the Ospreys topped Rutgers-Camden 7-6 on April 18. His record currently stands at 205-197-3.
Solomen batted .351 in conference play, which was 10th in the NJAC, and his batting average stands at .326 with 25 RBI, 19 runs and seven doubles in 35 games played overall. The sophomore ranks second in the NJAC with 14 hit-by-pitches. Among Stockton players, Solomen is tied for second on the team in RBI and on-base percentage (.403) plus tied for third in doubles.
Jankowski posted the fourth-highest batting average in the league during conference games by hitting a torrid .389 in 18 NJAC contests. In 34 games overall, the shortstop tops Stockton with a .350 average and ranks third or higher on the team in runs (23), on-base percentage (.403) and slugging percentage (.415). Jankowski also has contributed 17 RBI, nine stolen bases, five doubles and one home run.
Eisenhart is batting .319 with team highs of nine doubles and 29 RBI as well as 23 runs, 10 stolen bases and two home runs in 38 games played. The right fielder stands tied for second on the Ospreys in runs and slugging percentage (.424) plus third in stolen bases. Eisenhart hit .338 in his 18 NJAC games, and he is currently tied for ninth in the conference in RBI. His breakout season also includes hitting streaks of 11 and nine games.