Keith Clabaugh and Vasilios Mila Named to ICAA Postseason Listing
June 5, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
BILLINGS, Mont.- The Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) has named their 2009 All-ICAA Baseball team which includes two members of the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team for its postseason awards listing. Juniors Keith Clabaugh and Vasilios Mila were both honored with Clabaugh taking home a first-team selection while Mila earned second-team status.
The ICAA is made up of all Independent NCAA Division II institutions across the United States and the awards are selected by ICAA Director Mike Bond. These awards are done after each sport season is complete and give institutions such as PBA and its student-athletes an opportunity to earn national recognition.
Having joined the team at semester on a transfer from Tallahassee Community College, Clabaugh provided the Sailfish and head coach Rob Avila with some much needed depth at the catcher position. Out of preseason training, Clabaugh won the starting job and went on to be one of most productive bats in the Sailfish lineup all season.
Originally from Satellite Beach, Florida, Clabaugh started 44 of the team’s 46 games behind the plate while registering a .297 batting average, five homeruns, and 30 runs driven in. Clabaugh finished second on the team in on-base percentage at a .422 clip while tying for the team lead in walks with 22. Clabaugh also paced the team with being hit 12 times by pitches. Behind the plate, Clabaugh finished the season with a .974 fielding percentage.
Also a junior college transfer, Mila came to PBA in the fall from Owens Community College in Ohio and immediately made his presence felt at the top of the lineup and at the second-base position. Mila also spent some time during the season in the middle of the order where he transitioned to a run-producer with his timely-hitting.
All in all, Mila finished the season as the team’s leader in hitting (.395), runs scored (47), hits (75), doubles (14), triples (4), runs driven in (37), and total bases (110). Mila also stole a team-high 22 bases in 26 attempts.
The ICAA is made up of the following institutions: Columbia Union, Chowan, Flagler, Lake Erie College, North Greenville, Palm Beach Atlantic and Urbanna.
2009 ALL-ICAA BASEBALL
Coach of the Year – Michael Ricucci – Columbia Union
Co-Players of the Year – Justin Bagbey – Chowan & Jordan Baker – Urbana
Freshman of the Year – Justin Bagbey - Chowan
Pitcher of the Year – Robert Butts – Columbia Union
Robert Butts – Columbia Union P Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Ryan Bradshaw - Chowan FR P Hopewell, Virginia
Dustin Lacy - Urbana JR P Beavercreek, Ohio
Steve Sitter – Columbia Union RP Grass Valley, California
Keith Clabaugh – Palm Beach Atlantic JR C Satellite Beach, Florida
Justin Bagbey - Chowan FR INF Virgilina, Virginia
Jordan Baker - Urbana SR INF Chillicothe, Ohio
Pete Estes – Saint Michaels SO INF Bennington, Vermont
Ryan Rua – Lake Erie College FR INF Amherst, Ohio
Matt Beaulieu – Saint Michaels JR OF Littleton, Massachusetts
John Kellett - Chowan JR OF Huntersville, North Carolina
Michael Taylor - Chowan JR OF Greenville, North Carolina
Derek Fulmer – North Greenville FR DH Pelion, South Carolina
Casey Cosgrove – Columbia Union P San Diego, California
Austin Donmoyer – Flagler SR P Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
Bryan Hill - Chowan SR P Greenville, North Carolina
Chris Guess – Oakland City SR RP Evansville, Indiana
Zac Caito - Chowan JR C Warrenton, Virginia
Richard Arciniega – Columbia Union SR INF Ingelwood, California
Russ Chambers - Urbana SR INF Walland, Tennessee
Vasilios Mila – Palm Beach Atlantic JR INF Miami, Florida
Cale Owen - Flagler JR INF Clearwater, Florida
Brandon James – Lake Erie College SO OF Mentor, Ohio
Zach Roll - Urbana SO OF Kingston, Ohio
Randy Stegall – North Greenville JR OF Pauline, South Carolina