J. Cassinelli, Leone Earn All-America Status

J. Cassinelli, Leone Earn All-America Status

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna baseball players Justin Cassinelli '16 and Zach Leone have been named D3Baseball.com All-Americans. Cassinelli was named to the Second Team as an outfielder while Leone was a Third-Team honoree at catcher.

Cassinelli, who was the Landmark Conference Player of the Year and a D3Baseball.com Regional Player of the Year, led the team in nearly every offensive category this season. He led all SU players in batting average (.465), hits (86), runs (60), homeruns (12), slugging percentage (.768) and on-base percentage (.532). He started all 48 games in which he played and also drove in 49 runs, the third-best total on the team.

The senior leaves SU with a career batting average of .422 – currently second all-time – and tied for third in homeruns (16) and tied for eighth in doubles (26).

Leone, meanwhile, was also an All-Landmark Conference and All-Region player this spring. He started all 46 games in which he played and finished the year with a .444 batting average, 79 hits, 46 runs, a team-high 20 doubles and 53 RBI, as well as eight homeruns. Leone boasted a .702 slugging percentage and a .498 on-base percentage.

After two seasons, the rising junior has a program-best career batting average of .427 to go along with 126 hits, 30 doubles – tied for fifth all-time – 10 homeruns and 82 RBI.

SU racked up a program-record 33 victories this season. The team won the Landmark Conference title and went on to win four games in the NCAA Regional Tournament, including a split with No. 1 Cortland State in the championship games.

To see the complete list of All-America recipients, click here.