Pasteur Named A-10 Player of the Year to Highlight Baseball's Postseason Honors

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON - George Washington senior third baseman Isaiah Pasteur has been named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year to highlight a banner season for the Colonials, who had a total of six players earn spots on the league's All-Conference teams, announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Pasteur was named the Player of the Year, in addition to a spot on the All-Conference First Team as third baseman. Joining him on the First Team is outfielder Mark Osis and designated hitter Dominic D'Alessandro.

Senior Robbie Metz was named to the All-Conference Second Team as a second baseman, along with junior relief pitcher Will Kobos.

Osis and sophomore Jaret Edwards rounded out GW's award winners with spots on the All-Academic Team.

Pasteur is just the fourth player in program history to earn the Player of the Year award, joining head coach Gregg Ritchie (1986), Brad Rosenblatt (2005) and Tom Zebroski (2010). The senior from Westminster, Maryland, has made history throughout the season with his program-record 32-game hit streak and conference-record three consecutive Player of the Week awards, highlighting a special season at the plate and on the mound.

Pasteur enters the conference tournament as the A-10 leader in runs (54), hits (75), total bases (132) and triples (7) while holding top-three conference ranks in home runs (3rd, 10), RBI (3rd, 46), stolen bases (2nd, 30), slugging percentage (2nd, .600) and at-bats (220) He also ranks amongst the top 50 in the NCAA for runs, runs per game, stolen bases, stolen bases per game, total bases and triples. He has 21 multiple-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games and is batting .348 with runners in scoring position and .706 with a runner on third with less than two outs. His clutch plate presence is also evidenced by his 20 two-out RBI.

 

 

Pasteur is a dual threat that has put together an impressive season on the mound. He boasts a 0.75 ERA over 24 innings on the mound. He holds a 2-0 record with three saves and 15 strikeouts, punching out 5.63 per nine innings, while limiting opponents to a .217 average.

Osis earns his first career postseason honor after another standout offensive season. He enters the A-10 Championship leading the team and ranking second overall in the A-10 with 55 RBI. He also paces GW with 23 multiple-hit games while holding top-ten conference ranks in batting average (8th, .330), hits (5th, 69), doubles (7th, 16), triples (8th, 3), sac flies (4th, 5) and total bases (5th, 109). He also earned a spot on the All-Academic Team with a cumulative GPA of 3.22 as a finance major.

D'Alessandro made an immediate impact as GW's designated hitter to earn a spot on the All-Conference First Team. He leads the team with 13 multi-RBI games while ranking second in home runs (7) and third in doubles (13), RBI (41) and slugging percentage (.520). The Glassboro, New Jersey, native has 16 multiple-hit games, including a pair of games with four hits. Against A-10 opponents, he is hitting .345 with eight doubles, one triple, four home runs and 25 RBI.

Metz earns his third career postseason honor after spots on the All-Rookie Team (2015) and the All-Conference Second Team (2017). He holds top-ten conference rankings in a number of categories, including at-bats (2nd, 223), runs (8th, 42), hits (5th, 69), doubles (3rd, 17) and stolen bases (6th, 24). The Poolesville, Maryland, native leads GW with 17 doubles, ranks second with 24 stolen bases and fourth with 39 RBI. He also has tallied 21 multiple-hit games and nine multi-RBI games. He is batting .313 against right-handed pitchers and .290 against lefties. Metz is at his best with runners on base, hitting .379 with runners in scoring position. He is also 16-of-22 (.727) with runners in scoring position with less than two outs.

Kobos earns his first postseason honor from the A-10 with his selection to the All-Conference Second Team. The righty from Charlotte, North Carolina, boasts a 0.99 ERA and five saves over 21 appearances and 45.2 innings this season. His 45 strikeouts rank third on the team, and he is limiting opponents to a .202 batting average and has allowed just three extra-base hits (all doubles) this season. He has 11 outings of two innings or more and has not allowed an earned run in 17 of his 21 appearances. When pitching against A-10 opponents, his numbers are even more impressive with a 3-1 record, three saves and a 0.29 ERA over 31 innings.

Edwards was also named to the All-Academic Team. He sports a 3.73 GPA as an Actuary Science major. The Rocky River, Ohio, native stepped into the starting rotation after injuries have opened the door for an opportunity. He has responded with a 4-2 record and 3.45 ERA over 14 appearances (11 starts). He has 39 strikeouts on the season compared to just 13 walks across 70.1 innings of work. He also has four quality starts and six appearances with at least three strikeouts.

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