Krause, McNitt and Stone earn ABCA honors

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June 16, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The honors continue to roll in for members of the Stony Brook baseball team after an outstanding 2014 season. Junior Kevin Krause (Staten Island, N.Y.) was named a third-team American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-American, ABCA first-team All-Northeast Region and first-team ECAC All-Star. Senior Brandon McNitt (Chino Hills, Calif.) and freshman Cameron Stone (West Haven, Conn.) were both tabbed second-team ABCA All-Northeast Region.

Krause is the seventh player in #Seawolves history to be named All-America by the ABCA, which is a vote among college baseball's head coaches. The trio's All-Region honors were the 18th, 19th and 20th selections in program history.

Krause earns his second All-America nod of the year after being named to the Louisville Slugger All-America third team in May. He is the 2014 America East Player of the Year after a banner season in which he hit .354 with 23 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, and 51 RBI. He led America East in runs scored (46), home runs, RBI and total bases (109) and also finished in the top five in the conference in hitting, slugging (.551), on-base percentage (.441) and doubles (15).

Krause was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the MLB Draft, just the sixth player in #Seawolves history to be taken in the draft's first 10 rounds.

McNitt was a first-team All-America East selection in 2014 after enjoying a terrific year that included an 8-1 record, 2.89 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 71-2/3 innings. He led the #Seawolves in all three pitching triple crown categories and led America East in wins. He also was third in the conference in strikeouts, fourth in ERA and sixth in opponent batting average (.243).

McNitt, who finished his career in the program's top six in wins, ERA and strikeouts, was selected by the Houston Astros in the 27th round of the MLB Draft. He immediately signed with the Astros and was assigned to the Tri-City ValleyCats, the Short Season A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.

Stone has been highly decorated for his outstanding rookie season, having already been named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, first-team All-America East and the America East Rookie of the Year. In 18 appearances, Stone had allowed just nine runs on 26 hits while striking out 45. Opponents hit just .194 against him, and he had a 1.96 ERA alongside eight saves. He was second in America East in saves and ninth in strikeouts, the only reliever in the conference to place in the top 10.