STICKLEY NAMED ODAC BASEBALL COACH OF THE YEAR
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee head baseball coach Jeff Stickley was named the 1999 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, while four of his players were named to the All-ODAC team. Senior second baseman Patrick Hall (Houston, Tex./ Episcopal) and sophomore pitcher David Sigler (Strasburg, Pa./ Lampeter - Strasburg) were named to the first team. Senior catcher E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) and junior shortstop David Hanson (Atlanta, Ga./ Pace Academy) were named to the second team.
Stickley led the Generals to a 21-12 record this season, winning more games than any other squad in W&L history. The team placed second in the ODAC Tournament, reaching the championship game.
Hall, a tri-captain set new career program records for hits (142) runs scored (93) and RBI (90) in 1999. On the season, he batted .345, knocked in 22 runs, and led the team in doubles with 10. He was also named to the All-ODAC Tournament team this past weekend.
Sigler tied a program record for wins in a season with an 8-3 season. He boasted a perfect 5-0 mark against ODAC opponents. SiglerUs overall ERA in 1999 was 3.08 and he threw 74 strikeouts, breaking a 64-year old W&L single-season record.
Murphy led the team in batting average (.398), RBI (29), and slugging percentage (.575), while starting all 33 games. He was also named to the All-ODAC Tournament Team. He has now been named All-ODAC for the past two seasons.
Hanson also started all 33 games, while hitting .345. He hit eight doubles and tallied 18 RBI. In a five-game stretch towards the end of the season, Hanson hit .571 (12-for-21).