Baseball Players Earn Conference Honors
May 18, 2005
5/18/05 - Middlebury College baseball players Ryan Armstrong (Whitman, Mass.), David Riester (Appleton, Wis.) and Noah Walker (Oakland, Calif.) have been selected to the All-NESCAC team. The three players led the Panthers to a pair of five hundred records, going 14-14 overall and 6-6 in NESCAC play.
Armstrong earned first-team honors after hitting the cover off the ball in '05. The junior set a new school record, hitting .495 on the season. He hit 13 doubles, whacked four triples and scored 29 runs, while also walking 23 times for an on-base percentage of .587. The centerfielder also drove in 28 runs this season, while stealing four of five bases. He had a hit in 23 of 27 games this season, while reaching base in all 27 games he played in.
Riester earned second-team honors as the team's second baseman, as well as a starting pitcher. The senior hit .390 this season, leading the team with 15 steals in 17 attempts. Riester scored 28 runs, hit five triples, sported a .451 on-base percentage, while reaching base in all but five games in '05. On the hill, Riester went 1-1 with a mere 2.13 ERA over 25 innings pitched.
Walker, who transferred to Middlebury this past fall, hit .435 during his junior season. The team's starting shortstop set new school records with 47 hits and 16 doubles this season. He also drove in a team-high 31 runs, while reaching base .496 percent of the time. Walker was on base in 24 of 27 games this season, including a 5-7 effort with seven RBI in a win over St. Michael's.