BAY CITY, Mich. – Senior Jossue Delgado (Barinas, Venezuela) and junior Kyle Tisdale (Uniontown, Ohio) were each named to All-GLIAC Baseball First Team for their accomplishments this spring, while seniors Sean Blackburn (Wadsworth, Ohio) and Bryan Rudolph (Pickerington, Ohio) also earned all-conference recognition.
Ohio Dominican's baseball team closed the 2014 season with a 26-22 overall record.
Delgado batted .342 for the Panthers this season, leading the team and ranking sixth in the conference with 37 runs scored. He also was second in the GLIAC with 26 stolen bases. The speedy center fielder had two homers, six doubles, two triples and 22 RBI this season and led the team with a .418 on-base percentage and .445 slugging percentage. Earlier in the season, Delgado had hit streaks of 15 and 12 games.
Delgado earned Second Team All-GLIAC honors last spring for ODU.
Tisdale shook off a slow start to finish with a .293 batting average on the season, batting .326 in conference play with a .420 on-base percentage. Overall, he knocked in 23 runs and scored 17 runs, and established himself as one of the premier defensive catchers in the conference and perhaps region. Tisdale threw out 21 would-be base stealers (44.7 percent) on the year and helped guide ODU's pitching staff to a 3.65 ERA, fourth-best in the conference.
Last year, Tisdale was also a Second Team All-GLIAC selection, and during his freshman year earned Honorable Mention All-GLIAC as well as all-region accolades.
Blackburn and Rudolph were each named Honorable Mention All-GLIAC selections for the first time in their careers.
Blackburn went 4-3 during the season with a 2.79 ERA. He made 11 appearances overall with eight starts and allowed just 53 hits in 58.0 innings pitched. He also issued just 12 walks during the season and limited the opposition to a .255 batting average against. Blackburn threw four complete games, including a nine-inning shutout of No. 2 Mankato State on March 11.
Rudolph batted a career-best .321 this season and started all 48 games for the Panthers. He drove in 21 runs and was third in the GLIAC with 14 doubles. Rudolph scored 30 runs and led the team in at bats with 162 while striking out just 10 times during the season. He also stole 10 bases and led the team with 15 multi-hit performances.
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