Armstrong Athletics
In his first season in an Armstrong uniform, Ethan Bader turned into an ace for the Pirates as he went 12-4 with a 3.37 ERA in 20 appearances as a junior. bader made 15 starts and Also notched two saves while tossing 115.0 innings, giving up 110 hits and striking out a league-leading 119 batters. Earned first-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors after leading the PBC and ranked third in Division II with 12 wins, tying the Armstrong single-season win record held by three others. Bader also ranked third in the NCAA in strikeouts.
W-L ERA IP SO BB BAA
2012 Stats 12-4 3.37 115.0 119 27 .250
Fort Hays State Athletics
An All-America First Team selection by the NCBWA last season, Ryan Busboom was also the South Central Region Player of the Year in 2012. Busboom had a monster year offensively, hitting .386 with 17 doubles, 16 home runs, 66 RBI and 50 runs scored, while slugging .718. Busboom, who started every game last year in the outfield, is likely to move back to the infield at third base this year with the depth the Tigers have in the outfield. Busboom leads all returning players in Division II with 16 home runs after finishing ninth in the country a year ago.
AVG HR RBI SLG OBP
2012 Stats .386 16 66 .718 .445
Mount Olive Athletics
Senior catcher Geno Escalante was a consensus first team All-America in 2012 and was named Southeast Region Player of the Year. Escalante entered the 2013 season on a 46-game hitting streak, tied for the fourth longest in Division II history. He led the nation with 98 hits last year and was among the national leaders with a .436 batting average and 70 runs batted in.
 
AVG HR RBI SLG OBP
2012 Stats .436 8 70 .662 .500
Seton Hill Athletics
Alex Haines is coming off a 2012 season in which he was named WVIAC Pitcher of the Year while leading the nation in strikeouts per 9 innings. He collected first team All-WVIAC honors, as well as being named to the Daktronics, ABCA and NCBWA All Region teams. Haines encored his spring season with a stellar performance for the Vermont Mountaineers in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Haines went 5-2 but held an NECBL best 0.90 earned run average and had a league high 54 strikeouts, earning the starting nod in the NECBL All-Star game.
W-L ERA IP SO BB
2012 Stats 7-2 4.24 70.0 108 38
Winston-Salem State Athletics
First baseman Aaron Jones was named the 2012 CIAA Player of the Year after He finished the season as the Rams’ leading hitter, batting .460, with 91 hits, 19 doubles, six home runs and 59 RBI. Jones was ranked third in Division II in batting average and eighth in hits.
AVG HR RBI SLG OBP
2012 Stats .460 6 59 .657 .527
SHNU Athletics
Junior Mendez owned a 6-3 record and 1.38 ERA in 14 appearances -- 12 starts -- for Southern New Hampshire. He ranked seventh nationally in ERA and struck out 64 batters while walking just 25. Mendez led the staff with five complete games last season.
W-L ERA IP SO BB BAA
2012 Stats 6-3 1.38 91.0 64 25 .191
St. Mary's (Texas) Athletics
St. Mary's ace Carl O’Neal was named the Ron Lenz Pitcher of the Year, an award handed out by Daktronics to the nation’s top Division II pitcher. The right-handed hurler is 13-0 on the season, tied for the nation lead in wins, to go along with a 2.27 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 95.0 innings.
W-L ERA IP SO BB BAA
2012 Stats 14-0 2.18 103.0 101 61 .188
GVSU Athletics
Brad Zambron went 1-1 with a 0.52 ERA and 16 saves in 2012, to set a new GVSU and GLIAC single-season saves record. Zambron appeared in a GVSU record 30 games, struck out 22 batters in 34.2 innings pitched and yielded only three walks with a .215 batting average against. Zambron's 0.52 ERA is the lowest ERA in school history by pitchers with at least 30 innings pitched and his 0.78 walks per nine innings is the third-best mark. Zambron was part of a school-record four shutouts as well.
W-L ERA IP SO BB BAA
2012 Stats 1-1 0.52 34.2 22 3 .215