ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure senior outfielder Tyler Kelder has earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference accolades while graduate student Donovan Moffat and junior Branden Myers each were named to the league's All-Academic Team.
Kelder was one of the A-10's top power hitters this spring, blasting 10 home runs along with 20 extra-base hits while hitting producing a season batting slash line of .318/.422/.692. His .692 slugging percentage ranked second among all A-10 players and was the highest of any Bonnies player since Jesse Bosnik finished the 2010 campaign at .696, also ranking sixth in program history. He earned a spot on the A-10's All-Conference Second Team for his work.
The four-year Bonnies outfielder needed just 31 games to rank tied for eighth among all league players in home runs. Every A-10 player with more homers this year played at least six more games while six of the seven players above him played at least 16 more games. He stands 29th nationally in home runs per game and 34th overall among all Division I players in slugging percentage. Kelder led the Bonnies in nearly every category, including batting average, on-base and slugging, runs (26), hits (34), RBIs (21) and total bases (74).
His 28 career home runs in 121 career games rank fourth all-time in Bonnies history. He finishes his career with a .283 batting average and 130 career hits.
Moffat and Myers were each honored as part of the A-10's 12-player All-Academic Team nominated and voted on by the league's sports information directors for their achievements both on the field and in the classroom.
Moffat, a fifth-year member of the program, recorded a 3.78 GPA while working on his MBA this past year. He previously received his undergraduate degree in communications prior to using an extra year of eligibility following last year's spring sports shutdown. He finishes his time with the Bonnies ranked among the career leaders in several pitching categories including: appearances (81, second), saves (11, third), ERA (3.87, fifth) and wins (13, tied ninth). This season, Moffat ranked sixth nationally in complete games with an Atlantic 10-best five, while leading the team's pitching staff in both innings (59) and strikeouts (40).
Myers has posted a 3.88 cumulative GPA as a sports studies major. For the season, he hit .278 while starting all 31 games at shortstop. He was at his best during A-10 play, hitting .329 with a .363 on-base percentage and six RBIs during 20 conference games. The third-year member of the program also had a team-best nine multi-hit games.
Kelder becomes the 44th All-Conference selection during the tenure of Bonnies head coach Larry Sudbrook while Moffat and Myers give him 43 All-Academic Team honorees.
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