The SUNY Erie Community College baseball team was well represented on the NJCAA Division III All-American team that was released yesterday. Sophomore catcher Mike Flemming and sophomore outfielder Alex Whipple both garnered Second Team All-American honors for their play during the 2018-19 season.
In his two-year career at Erie, Whipple amassed some impressive statistics. He finished his career with 102 hits, which ranks sixth on the college's all-time list. His 54 career stolen bases are the most in the program's history. In 2019, Whipple hit .431 (52 for 123) with 12 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 40 RBI. He ranked second in the region with 59 runs scored.
Half of Flemming's hits were extra base hits during his two years at the college. In 2019, he hit .391 (52-for-133) with 14 doubles, six triples, four home runs and 48 RBI. He ranked second among all NJCAA catcher's by throwing out 22 runners attempting to steal.
Erie finished the year with a 29-20 record and advanced to the regional tournament for the 25th time in the last 26 years.