Five Knights earn all-NJCAA Region XXI honors for baseball in 2022
May 10, 2022
Five members of the Community College of Rhode Island baseball team earned All-NJCAA Region XXI honors for the 2022 season.
Outfielder and captain James Coleman (Pawtucket, RI) and second baseman Caleb Harris (Cranston, RI) earned First Team honors. Harris also earned Second Team honors as a pitcher along with teammates Tyler Monahan (Woonsocket, RI) and Jacob Sanantonio (Cranston, RI). Outfielder Dylan Barlow (Warwick, RI) won a Gold Glove Award.
The Knights finished 12-22 in 2022 and advanced to the Region XXI Championship this past weekend in Massachusetts, where they faced top-seeded and No. 3 nationally-ranked Northern Essex Community College.
Coleman finished second on the team with a .423 batting average and slugged .692 with two home runs, 16 RBI, and a team-leading three triples in 25 games. Harris batted .398 and drove in 15 runs in 29 games while finishing 1-1 as a starter with a team-best 4.55 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched.
Monahan had a breakout season, leading the Knights in batting average (.462), home runs (5), doubles (17), and RBI (31) while splitting time between catcher and outfield. Sanantonio started 29 games as a utility infielder and drove in six runs with a team-high 19 walks – and a .392 on-base percentage – in 75 at-bats. Barlow played in 25 games and posted a stellar .964 fielding percentage.