Kissel, McNally Earn Two All-Region Awards

Kissel, McNally Earn Two All-Region Awards

2016 D3BASEBALL.COM All-Mideast Region Team

2016 ABCA All-Mideast Region Team

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Caleb Kissel and senior Alec McNally claimed NCAA Division III all-Mideast Region honors from two national organizations for their efforts on the baseball diamond this season.

Kissel earned first-team honors from d3baseball.com and third-team accolades from the American Baseball Coaches Association at second base. McNally captured second-team honors as a starting pitcher from both organizations.

Kissel led Rose-Hulman in hits (64) and batting average (.376) this season.  He smashed 11 doubles, scored 41 runs and added 25 RBIs.  Kissel also led the team with a .468 on-base average and turned 27 defensive double plays with just three fielding errors at second base.

Kissel caps his career ranks ninth in Rose-Hulman history in games played (160), fifth in hits (197), third in hit by pitches (36) and first in sacrifice hits (32).  He also ranks fourth all-time with 388 fielding assists and 86 double plays turned in the field.

McNally was named HCAC Pitcher of the Year after finishing the 2016 season with a 7-1 record and a 2.29 earned run average.  The right-hander struck out 63 batters in 70.2 innings, pitching one shutout and combining for two more shutouts this season.

McNally caps his career as the first Rose-Hulman pitcher to record double-digit career totals for both wins (13) and saves (16).  He finished 13-4 in his career with 95 strikeouts in 115.2 innings of work.  McNally ranks second in school history in saves (16), fifth in appearances (53) and second in career earned run average (2.10).

Rose-Hulman finished 32-13 overall and reached the NCAA Division III Central Region Championship Round for the second time in the past three years.  The Fightin' Engineers also won the 2016 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships.