JACKSON, Tenn. – SIUE pitchers Dustin Quattrocchi (Wheaton) and Travis Felax (Troy) were honored Tuesday as part of the All-Ohio Valley Conference baseball teams. Quattrocchi, the Cougars' closer, was named to the first team. Felax, a starting pitcher, was named to the second team.
Quattrocchi, a senior left-hander, is just the second SIUE player in any sport to receive first team All-OVC honors, joining softball's Erika Taylor in 2011. Quattrocchi finished the season with a 5-1 record, a 0.66 earned run average and 12 saves. He was second in the OVC with 12 saves, while finishing tied for ninth with five wins-the most of any reliever in the league. Quattrocchi compiled 47 strikeouts in 41 innings, while walking only five and allowing just 21 hits.
Felax, a sophomore right-hander, was among the OVC leaders in numerous categories. He led the conference with 15 starts and 95 2/3 innings pitched. He was 6-5 with a 3.67 ERA. His six wins were tied for fourth in the league and his ERA was good for seventh. He led SIUE with 69 strikeouts, which also was seventh in the OVC. Felax tossed both of SIUE's complete games this season, which also tied for the lead in the conference.
Southeast Missouri's Trenton Moses was named Player of the Year, while Eastern Kentucky starter Matt Fyffe earned Pitcher of the Year honors. Rookie of the Year went to Brant Valach from Eastern Illinois. EKU Head Coach Jason Stein was named Coach of the Year after leading the Colonels to a share of the OVC Regular Season Title.
The awards were announced Tuesday evening as part of the banquet preceding the OVC baseball championships.
SIUE finished the season with a 27-28 overall record. The Cougars were 13-14 in their first season in the OVC, which would have qualified for the OVC Championships had they been eligible.