WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth baseball second baseman Jake Gronsky (Danville, Pa./Danville Area) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team after hitting .330 as a senior. He is the fourth Hawk in as many years to earn ABCA honors, joining classmate Andrew McGee (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South), Pat Light, who was the 37th overall pick in the MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox in 2012, as well as Ryan Terry in 2011.
Gronsky posted a .330 average in his final year in West Long Branch, starting 48 games at second base. He was tops on the team with 60 hits, and second on the club with 12 doubles. His 29 RBI’s ranked third on the squad, and he tied for the team lead with eight stolen bases. Gronsky collected his 200th career hit on April 5 with a 4-for-5 day at Saint Peter’s, and added another four-hit game on May 3 against Rider. The Danville, Pa. native drove in four runs in a win over Iona on May 10.
For his career, Gronsky collected 237 hits, good for fifth in MU history, while knocking 52 doubles, the fourth most ever for a Hawk. He also hustled out six career triples, good for 12th all-time in his 203 career games.