D-III in Philly
The Philadelphia region is home to nearly two dozen Division III baseball programs. Far too often, the efforts and talents at this level seem overlooked. The stories go without telling. The players and coaches go unrecognized. 

One of the missions I had in mind when I created the Philadelphia Baseball Review was to provide coverage to those teams, players, and leagues missed by mainstream media. Unfortunately, college baseball as a whole gets very little press coverage in the region, leaving nearly nothing for the levels beyond Division I. 

The Philadelphia Baseball Review wants to change that by celebrating the best players at the D-III level in the area. 

 Listed below is our All-Philly Region D-III honorees. 

We made every effort to keep positions in mind while making selections. 

C: Josh Crowding, Immaculata: Hit .454 on the season with seven homers and 38 RBIs. Posted a 1.357 OPS. 

1B: Trevor Mattson, Arcadia: Mattson was arguably the best hitter in the Philly region at the D-III level, posting a .436 batting average to go along with a 1.377 OPS and a region-leading 42.6 runs created. He also was outstanding with the glove, posting a .994 fielding percentage. 

2B: Alex Madera, Arcadia: Madera stole 25 bases for the Knights while hitting .389. He also led the club with 24 walks. 

3B: Steven Priest, Cabrini: Priest led the Cavs with 42 RBIs and hit .418 with six homers and 78 total bases. 

SS: Ryan McCarty, Penn State-Abington: McCarty pieced together an outstanding year at the plate, finishing with a .436 batting average to go along with four homers and 33 RBIs. He also finished second in the Philly region in the D-III level with 40.4 runs created. Along with his performance at the plate, McCarty impressed on the mound too. He posted a 1.69 ERA over 21 1/3 innings while picking up 19 strikeouts and allowing just two walks. 

OF: Stevie Stevenson, Penn State-Abington: Stevenson stole 20 bases on the season for the Nittany Lions while hitting .407. He also hit four homers and drove in 29 RBIs. 

OF: Mack McKisson, Cabrini: McKisson dominated at the plate throughout the year and hit .490 with a pair of homers and 38 RBIs. He ends his career with a .404 batting average. 

OF: Caleb Edman, Cairn: Edman hit .442 for the Highlanders and posted a 1.332 OPS. He also hit three dingers and drove in 18 runs. He picked up at least a hit in 14 of the 15 games he played this season. 

DH: Matt McHale, Eastern: McHale led the Eagles in nearly every offensive category, posting a .393 batting average to go along with five homers, 21 RBIs, and a 1.179 OPS. He was also outstanding in the field and didn't commit an error on the year through 82 chances and collected three assists. 

C: Zach Ray, Neumann: Ray led the Knights with a .447 batting average to go along with a 1.186 OPS. He also collected 16 walks, matching his strikeout total for the season. Ray also collected a hit in 21 of the 22 games he played in this season, missing a hit in Neumann's final contest to break his streak. 

UT: Gilbert Peralta, Cabrini: Peralta clubbed nine homers this season and drove in 35 runs. He hit .365 with a 1.242 OPS. 

C: Justin Fogel, Penn State-Abington: Fogel was one of the top freshmen in the region, hitting .412 on the season while posting a 1.069 OPS. He also struck out just twice in 85 at-bats. 

OF: Anthony Boccio, Widener: Boccio hit .371 on the season for the Pride, posting a team-leading 1.182 OPS to go along with four homers and 31 RBIs. He also played well in the field, going 52 chances without an error. 

SP: Joey Zettlemoyer, Widener: Zettlemoyer made seven starts for the Pride, finishing with a 2.86 ERA to go along with a 1.20 WHIP. 

SP: Dylan Peiffer, Widener: Peiffer led the Pride in innings pitched with 46 while also collecting 56 strikeouts, the most in the Philly region at the D-III level. He posted a 3.91 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. 

RP: Owen Margolis, Arcadia: Margolis was one of the best relievers in the Philly area at the D-III level, posting a 2.70 ERA to go along with a 0.87 WHIP over 10 appearances. He also limited opponents to a .207 batting average while finishing 2-0 with four saves.  
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