ShareThis Page

Pitt duo Maldonado, Sabino named to all-region baseball squad

Michael Love
| Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 2:24 p.m.
Pitt junior Liam Sabino.
Pitt Athletcis
Pitt junior Liam Sabino.

After strong 2018 seasons, a pair of University of Pittsburgh baseball players have earned ABCA/Rawling All-Region honors.

It was announced Wednesday that Frank Maldonado (outfield) and Liam Sabino (third base) have been named to the second team.

Maldonado, a redshirt senior, hit .300 with 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs. He knocked in 41 runs and recorded a .450 slugging percentage and a .384 on-base percentage.

He had a team-best 21 multi-hit games and had two or more RBI in a game 11 times.

Defensively, Maldonado did not commit an error with two outfield assists and 111 putouts. He concluded his Panthers career with just two errors splitting time between center and right field.

Sabino also was a hitting standout for Pitt as a redshirt junior after missing the 2017 season because of NCAA transfer rules.

He batted .286 with a team-high 17 doubles and 16 home runs. The home run mark ranked him fifth in the ACC.

Sabino had 18 multi-hit games and led the team with 12 multi-RBI contests.

He totaled a team-best 44 RBI with a .595 slugging percentage, which ranked fifth in the ACC and 85th in the country.

The infielder was drafted in the 35th round (1,053rd overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in last week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft

Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at or via Twitter @Mlove_Trib.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me