SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna baseball player Zach Leone has been the 2016 Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL) Most Valuable Player for the 2016 season.
Leone, who caught and played first base for the Staten Island Tide, finished first in doubles (18) and sacrifice flies (seven) while finishing second in hits (50) and RBI's (30) among all ACBL players. Hitting .360, Leone played in every game for the Tide and led them to a Kaiser Division championship.
Leone was named a Third-Team All-American as a catcher at the conclusion of Susquehanna's 2016 season and made the All-Conference and All-Regions teams. 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's, as well as eight homeruns. Leone boasted a .702 slugging percentage and a .498 on-base percentage
The ACBL is a collegiate summer league that provides college student-athletes to improve and provide exposure that will be beneficial to continuing their careers at the next level.