Flight, Powers Garner Daktronics All-America Honors
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Southern New Hampshire University pitching standouts Tim Flight (Portsmouth, R.I.) and Alex Powers (Brewster, Mass.) were each honored by Daktronics as it released its All-America baseball teams Friday. Flight was a First Team selection, while Powers received Honorable Mention honors. The Daktronics Division II All-America and All-Region teams are selected by athletics communications professionals at Division II institutions.
Flight and Powers become just the second and third All-Americans in SNHU baseball program history, with Flight the first First Team selection. Hurler Mark Perec was a ABCA Second Team All-America selection in 1997.
Flight is a finalist for the Tino Martinez Award, awarded to the best player in Division II baseball as well as the consensus East Region Pitcher of the Year. In 15 starts this season, the lefthander is 9-1 with a 1.30 earned run average and 140 strikeouts in 102.2 innings of work. Also the Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Year, Flight ranks among the national leaders in strikeouts, ERA and strikeouts per nine innings.
Powers has emerged as one of the country's top closers in 2012. Following Saturday's 3-2 win over Minnesota State to open the Division II College World Series, Powers is 5-1 with eight saves and a 0.31 earned run average. He has struck out 47 batters in 29.1 innings of work and in the postseason is 1-0 with three saves and 13 strikeouts in seven innings.