Keystone College baseball players Lymbel Guerrero, Mike Pembleton, along with head coach Jamie Shevchik were major award winners on May 7 when the Colonial States Athletic Conference announced the 2014 CSAC End of Year Baseball Awards, as voted upon by the league’s seven head coaches.
Guerrero was chosen as the conference’s Player of the Year, Pembleton was named Pitcher of the Year, and Shevchik was tabbed as the league’s Coach of the Year. Additionally, the Giants had five players named First Team All-CSAC, four Second Team All-CSAC selections, three Honorable Mention All-CSAC picks, and one CSAC All-Sportsmanship honoree.
Guerrero is batting .380 with 11 doubles, two triples and three home runs. He drove in 39 runs and scored 28 with a .579 slugging percentage. He had 14 multi-hit games for the first-place Giants and put together a 10-game hitting streak from April 12-22.
In eight appearances this spring, Pembleton has posted a record of 4-1 with two shutouts and 31 strikeouts as a starter. He sports a 2.60 earned run average in 45 innings pitched which included three complete games. Against CSAC opponents during the regular season, Pembleton owned a 3-1 record and a 1.38 ERA, the lowest mark for starters in the conference.
Shevchik was recognized by his peers as the Coach of the Year for the fourth time in the last six seasons. He led the Giants to the top seed in this week’s conference tournament after registering a 16-2 CSAC record. The Giants finished the regular season with an overall mark of 24-12 and have won 14 of their last 15 matchups heading into the playoffs.
Joining Guerrero and Pembleton as First Team All-CSAC selections are Ricky Riscica, Gaston Rojas, and Dan Denton.