5/2: BASE at Wash. & Jeff. (L 9-2); 5/6: SB vs #1 Westminster (12 PM), T&F at Slippery Rock (TBA), BASE vs Thiel (4 PM); 4/7: BASE at Thiel - DH (1 PM)
BISON PLACE THREE ON ALL-PAC BASEBALL TEAMS
May 15 - WEXFORD, Pa. – Bethany College junior Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) received Second Team All-PAC honors and sophomore Juls Leto (McKees Rocks, Pa./OLSH) and freshman Ryan Meier (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) earned Honorable Mention status when the all-conference baseball teams were announced Tuesday.
This is the third All-PAC distinction for Kubis following a pair of First Team awards his initial two seasons as a Bison. This year, he batted .372 at the plate with six doubles, one home run, 27 RBI, 25 runs scored and drew 23 walks to post a .482 on-base percentage. The BC junior, who saw time in the field at shortstop and first base during the year, had 12 multi-hit games and reached base in 34 of the 38 contests this season.
In addition to his work at the plate, Kubis was also the Bethany closer for the third year and led the PAC with seven saves. He made a staff-high 14 appearances and in 16 2/3 innings of work, struck out 12 and posted an ERA of 3.78.
With still one year to go in a Bison uniform, Kubis is setting his name among many of Bethany’s career statistical leaders. His 24 saves is already the all-time mark with the program and his 2.79 career ERA is fourth best. Offensively, he sports a .392 career batting average that is fourth at Bethany and with 155 hits (tied for ninth) and 96 RBI (fifth), he will enter his senior season with strong chances to set all-time marks in those categories as well.
A biology major, Brad is the son of Robert & Terri Kubis of Aliquippa, Pa.
Leto made his first season as a starter a memorable one with the initial All-PAC honor of his career. While splitting time between third base and shortstop in the field, he ranked third on the Green and White with a .366 batting average. Leto clubbed three doubles, one homer, drove in 18 and scored 22 runs. He also swiped a team-leading 12 bases.
The sophomore infielder recorded 11 multi-hit games during the campaign, including a pair of four-hit efforts. One of those came when he was 4-for-5 with one RBI against eventual PAC champion Westminster April 27. Leto also had a four-RBI performance, as well as three hits and three runs scored, in a game one victory over Penn State-Beaver March 29.
A physical education major, Juls is the son of Jeff & Yvette Leto of McKees Rocks, Pa.
In his first season at Bethany, Meier stepped into the BC rotation and became an anchor. He led the team in wins with a 5-2 record, as well as a 3.71 ERA. In 51 innings on the mound, he struck out 29 batters, threw one shutout and picked up one save. Meier also saw limited time in the field at second base and hit .250 in 32 at-bats with two doubles, two RBI and four runs scored.
Meier’s best games on the mound this season came against some of the conference’s top teams. Four of his five victories came in league outings, including two wins against the top two finishers in the PAC Tournament. He allowed just two runs and struck out five in five and two-thirds innings of work to earn the victory at Washington & Jefferson April 7. Then on April 29, Meier, fired a one-hit shutout and struck out three in a 3-0 blanking of eventual champion Westminster.
A communications major, Ryan is the son of Steve & Lori Meier of Elizabeth, Pa.