Greensboro, NC -- Ryan Kaveney, a senior left-handed pitcher for the Beloit College Baseball team from Cary, Illinois (Cary-Grove) has earned All-Central Region Second Team honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association. The organization announced their All-Region teams on Tuesday afternoon.
The recognition is the second All-Region honor for Kaveney, who was Third Team All-Central following the 2014 season. He was also a three-time All-Midwest Conference selection during his career.
Kaveney finished his career at the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional last week, posting an 8-4 record with a save and a 2.49 ERA in 94.0 innings pitched, breaking his own single-season strikeout record with 89 while walking just 18. As a first baseman/designated hitter, he hit .293 with one home run, 23 RBIs and a .799 OPS.
In his career Kaveney ranks first in strikeouts with 290, second in ERA at 2.87, tied for third with 17 victories and fifth with 40 appearances. He also recorded 13 career complete games, seven in 2016.
He twice struck out 14 in a game, including in early April at Knox College, the most in Beloit history, and set single-season records his senior season in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts.
At the Midwest Conference Tournament on May 13-14, where the Bucs won their second MWC Championship, Kaveney posted two wins and his only career save plus winning the game against St. Norbert with a walk-off single in the 11th inning.
The Buccaneers went 27-14 in 2016, matching the second-most wins in program history.