Tiger Alumni Support
Baseball | 5/26/2017 11:51:00 AM | by Rachel Vogel, Assistant Sports Information Director
LIT ALUM Brian McLaughlin Named First All-American in SUNY Maritime Baseball History
The senior continues to add to his cabinet of awards, as he was most recently named as the ABCA/Rawlings New York Position Player of the Year and ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Region. He also earned ECAC Metro Player of the Year and ECAC Metro First Team, D3Baseball.com All-New York Region first team, and Skyline Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference earlier this season.
McLaughlin had a tremendous season at the plate for Maritime, graduating as the career leader in hits with 156, doubles with 30 and home runs with 14 in his 120 career games. He is also the program leader in RBIs with 112, total bases with 234, and is second all-time in runs scored with 99. On his final season, McLaughlin hit .450, also currently ninth in all of Division III, had a .757 slugging percentage, and finished the season with 14 doubles, nine home runs and 51 RBIs.
McLaughlin was the Skyline's lone representative on the All-America teams and just one of three representatives from SUNY schools. Senior third baseman Eric Hamilton of Oswego was also named to the second team and senior pitcher Alex Weingarten of Cortland was placed on the third team.
With McLaughlin's help, Maritime posted a 26-13 record in 2017 and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after winning the 2017 Skyline Conference Championship.
" The Flushing Tigers played a major part of my development as a player, scout and baseball executive. It's tradition continues with the Long Island Tigers and I would recommend this organization to all interested parents and players."
Omar Minaya (Tiger Alumni '77)
Former General Manager
New York Mets
It’s been a long time since we played together but they were great times. I totally agree with your comments about Warren and Russ. They were two coaches that really brought us to the next level and made us better persons. The history of the Tigers is long and storied and it is great to see you continue that heritage of developing young athletes. "
Matt Willman (Tiger Alumni '82)
Hart Schaffner Marx