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MAY 12, 2004


(Bankit Named Rookie of the Year)

WILKES-BARRE -- After leading the King's College baseball team, to a second-place finish in the regular-season, a pair of Monarch players have been named to the 2004 All-Freedom Conference squad.

Selected to the second-team were senior third-baseman Charlie Jenkins (Binghamton, NY/Binghamton), along with senior pitcher Matt Loringer (Delran/Delran). Additionally, King's freshman pitcher Paul Bankit (Stroudsburg/Stroudsburg) was named the Freedom Conference "Rookie of the Year".

The trio led King's a 19-18-1 record and the program's first post-season appearance since 1996.

A four-year starter, Jenkins led the Monarchs in batting with a .406 average and set a King's single-season record with 56 base hits in 138 at bats. The Monarch standout also added 12 doubles, four home runs, two triples, 38 RBI, and scored 28 runs on the year.

Another four-year performer, Loringer posted a 6-4 record with a 3.14 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 77 and one-third innings of work. Loringer topped the Monarchs in appearances (12), starts (10), and complete games (9) while also finishing first in innings pitched and second in ERA and strikeouts.

Bankit, meanwhile became a welcome addition to the Monarchs rotation as the freshman hurler went 4-3 with a 4.24 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 57 and one-third innings pitched. Bankit was second on the squad in both innings pitched and appearances.

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Questions or comments to:  Bob Ziadie, King's College Sports Information Director
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