Thursday, 23 May 2024 13:48

Skidmore Baseball and Softball Players Named to All-Liberty League Teams

Skidmore College baseball and softball players named to the All-Liberty League teams. Images via Skidmore Athletics. Skidmore College baseball and softball players named to the All-Liberty League teams. Images via Skidmore Athletics.


SARATOGA SPRINGS — Five members of the Skidmore College baseball team and three members of the Skidmore softball team were voted to All-Liberty League teams.

Junior Zachary Leiderman was voted to the first team, and senior Ameer Hasan was selected for the second team. Senior Christian Giresi, junior Trey Bourque, and freshman Owen Roy all received honorable mention.

Leiderman was named to the first team as a designated hitter. His batting average for the season was .388. Among all Liberty League players, he was fifth in total hits (52) and tenth in slugging percentage (.560). Hasan, a southpaw pitcher, finished third in the league with a 3.28 ERA. He was also ninth in strikeouts with 44. 

For softball, senior Grace O’Connell was named to the first team, while senior Bernie Berner made the second team. Sophomore Elle Harrison received honorable mention.

O’Connell, an outfielder, was an offensive juggernaut this season. Among all Liberty League players, she was first in stolen bases (30), second in batting average (.454) and hits (54), third in OPS (1.047), and fourth in runs (29) and on-base percentage (.484). Berner, a utility player, posted a .950 fielding percentage for the year. She also finished with a .355 battering average and .456 on-base percentage.

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