BC's Belling top pitcher in MWC North

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Jim Franz/Beloit Daily News Danny Belling of Beloit College was named the MWC North Division Pitcher of the Year.

BELOIT - Danny Belling heads up Beloit College's contribution to the 2019 All-Midwest Conference Baseball Team as the North Division Pitcher of the Year.

Belling is the first Buccaneer since 2012 and only the second in 19 years to be named the top pitcher in the North. He posted a North-leading earned run average of 1.06, allowing just four earned runs while posting a perfect 4-0 record. His four complete games on the mound in divisional games alone ranked No. 1 in the North as well as his four wins.

Belling registered the most innings on the mo9und (34.0), the right-hander walked the fewest batters (4) while holding opponents to a batting average of just .184 in conference outings. In 61.0 innings this season, he issued just seven walks, the fewest by any pitcher in the league regardless of division.

Freshman Garrison Ferone became the first Buccaneer to be named Newcomer of the Year since the award's inception three years ago. The shortstop won the starting role early in the season and wound up starting 31 games for the Bucs. His .368 batting average was sixth-best in the league while his 18 walks drawn and six hit by pitchers ranked second on the team. He posted a .474 on-base percentage, registering 42 hits, including five doubles and two triples, 14 RBIs, 32 runs scored and seven stolen bases.

In games against conference opponents, Ferone's two triples, 12 walks and 55 assists were top five marks in the MWC. Defensively, Ferone posted 62 putouts and 86 assists in 170 chances and had a hand in eight double plays.

Senior infielder Ethan Conley joined Belling on the All-MWC North Division squad. He split time between second base and first base, providing consistency on the right side while starting 33 games. He posted a .314 batting average with 20 runs scored, 38 hits, 15 walks and five hit by pitches. His eight doubles tied for the second-most on the team while his 26 RBI were also runnerup for the Bucs.

In 184 chances defensively, Conley recorded 125 putouts and 55 assists while committing just four errors for a fielding percentage of .978. He played a role in 13 double plays.

Both Belling and Conley were named to the First Team.

• Beloit also received the Sportsmanship Award from league coaches. The award goes to the program deemed to be the most deserving based upon upholding the ideals of sportsmanship.

• The team was headlined by North Player of the Year Michael Barnes of Ripon College and South Player of the Year Caleb Wichman of Cornell College.

Coach of the Year honors went to University of Chicago head coach John Fitzgerald and Monmouth head coach Alan Betourne.

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