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MAY 11, 2005


WILKES-BARRE -- Four members of the King's College baseball team have been named to the 2005 All-Freedom Conference squad, the Middle Atlantic Conference Office announced Wednesday.

Junior Rob Medlock (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic) was named to the first team as the designated hitter, while sophomore pitcher Paul Giovannoli (Stroudsburg/Stroudsburg), senior pitcher Kyle Ehlis (Dallas/Dallas), and freshman outfielder Matt Livoy (Drexel Hill/Upper Darby) were second-team choices.

The foursome helped lead King's baseball team to a single-season victory record as the Monarchs finished 24-14 and reached the Freedom Conference playoffs for the second straight year. King's finished second in the regular-season Freedom Conference standings.

Medlock batted .366 (37-101) with eight doubles, two home runs, and 23 RBI while scoring 17 runs on the year. In 18 conference games, Medlock batted .358 (20-57) with five doubles and 13 RBI.

Giovannoli enjoyed a banner sophomore season after earning Freedom Conference "Rookie of the Year" honors as a freshman. The 6-3 right-hander was 7-1 with one save, including a 2.50 earned run average with 51 strikeouts in 68.1 innings. In league games, he went 4-1 with his lone loss coming to eventual conference champion DeSales.

Ehlis earned a spot on the second team as a relief pitcher after going 4-2 with one save, including a 5.36 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. Ehlis was 2-1 with a save in Freedom Conference games.

Livoy was solid as a rookie, batting .338 (45-133) with 11 doubles, three triples, two home runs, and 27 RBI while scoring 32 runs. Livoy led the team in doubles and RBI while ranking second in base hits

2005 All-Freedom Conference Team

First Team All-Freedom Conference
C - Chris Peters, DeSales
1B - Kyle Hoffman, DeSales
2B - Nolan Neiman, DeSales
SS - Ian Hauze, DeSales
3B - Thomas Calistri, FDU-Florham
OF - Joe Henrikson, Drew
OF - Lucas Cittone, FDU-Florham
OF - Dan Frantantoro, DeSales
DH - Rob Medlock, King's
Utility - Chris Mayerski, Wilkes
Pitcher - Matt Reppert, DeSales
Pitcher - Anthony Palmieri, DeSales
Relief Pitcher - Jon Kensecki, DeSales

Second Team All-Freedom Conference
C - Josh Turel, Wilkes
1B - Joe Cardinale, Drew
2B - Larry Canales, Drew
SS - Jim DaSilva, FDU-Florham
3B - Kyle Peters, DeSales
OF - Steve Imdorf, Wilkes
OF - Matt Livoy, King's
OF - Ryan Burza, Delaware Valley
DH - Zach Ellis, FDU-Florham
Utility - Sean Meister, Delaware Valley
Pitcher - Paul Giovannoli, King's
Pitcher - Justin Distler, Drew
Relief Pitcher - Kyle Ehlis, King's

Player of the Year: Ian Hauze, DeSales
Pitcher of the Year: Matt Reppert, DeSales
Rookie of the Year: Larry Canales, Drew
Coach of the Year: Tim Neiman, DeSales

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