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Five Hawks Earn All-Conference Baseball Honors

Five members of the Saint Joseph's baseball team were named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams, the league office announced on Wednesday morning.

Ryan Weingartner, Saint Joseph's baseball player, batting on the field Photo Credit: Joe Schneyder ’12/Say Cheese Studios

Published: May 22, 2024

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Sophomore shortstop Ryan Weingartner was named to the All-Conference First Team, while senior outfielder Ryan Picollo, junior outfielder Ryan Cesarini, and sophomore pitcher Ryan DeSanto were named to the Second Team. Freshman Tim Dickinson was tabbed for the All-Rookie Team.
Weingartner led the league in runs scored, and ranked second in home runs and runs batted in in conference play this season while ranking second in RBI and third in runs scored and home runs across all games. The lone Hawk to start every game this season, the Berlin, New Jersey, native led all qualified shortstops in batting average and ranked among the top 10 in the league in slugging percentage, OPS, triples, and stolen bases.
Picollo tied for fifth in the league in home runs while tying for the league lead in sacrifice flies and ranking seventh in RBI in conference games. The Leawood, Kansas, product also played strong defense in right field, going errorless in conference play and making just one overall to go with three assists.
Hailing from Archbald, Pennsylvania, Cesarini leads the Hawks in batting average since returning to the lineup after a preseason injury. He ranked among the league leaders in average among left fielders and ranked in the top 10 in league play in hits, walks, and on-base percentage.
DeSanto finished the regular season fourth in the league in strikeouts, ranking second in conference play. The Frederick, Maryland, native also held opponents to the second-lowest batting average against in conference play and across all games, while also ranking sixth in earned run average and allowing the third-fewest hits in the league. He was named the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week on May 13 after taking a no-hitter into the ninth inning against George Mason a day earlier.
Dickinson, out of Glen Mills, Pa., tied for the league lead in walks during conference play and ranked ninth in on-base percentage in league games as well. He started every conference game and ranked among the team leaders in hits, runs scored, and stolen bases.

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