BALTIMORE, MD – A pair of Blue Jay seniors, catcher Ryan Orgielewicz and shortstop Conor Reynolds, were named to the D3Baseball All-America Second Team, it was announced Thursday. Each Johns Hopkins player picked up a Regional Player of the Year award earlier in the week, with Reynolds earning the honor from D3Baseball.
In total, Hopkins has had nine garner D3Baseball All-American first, second or third team honors, along with two others who captured honorable mention recognition. Orgielewicz and Reynolds are the first Blue Jays to be honored by D3Baseball since 2015, and the two selections are the most since JHU placed five on the D3Baseball All-America teams in 2010.
Reynolds was named the D3Baseball Mid-Atlantic Regional Player of the Year Tuesday, becoming the first Hopkins player to earn the honor. Reynolds was also named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year after leading the conference in walks (43), runs (58) and on-base percentage (.527). The Baltimore native’s 43 walks are the most in a single-season in JHU history, helping him to a program record 112 walks, and his 58 runs are the eighth-most in a season by a Blue Jay. The shortstop reached base in 36 consecutive games to close out his career, hitting 56-for-153 (.366) in 43 games, including 42 starts. Reynolds led the Blue Jays with 17 doubles, tied for the 10th-most in a single season, tied for first on the team with two triples and ranked second with nine home runs.
In addition to his career walks record, Reynolds also holds the Hopkins record for at bats with 623 to his name. Reynolds finished his career second in runs (192), third in hits (226) and third in total bases (349). Among active DIII players, Reynolds’s 192 runs rank second and his 112 walks rank third. Reynolds is the second Blue Jay to earn D3Baseball All-Region honors twice in his career, landing on the second team a season ago.
Orgielewicz also earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team honors from D3Baseball and was named the ABCA/Rawlings Mid-Atlantic Positon Player of the Year. Orgielewicz led the Centennial Conference in hits (73), home runs (13), RBI (56), total bases (132) and slugging percentage. In 44 starts, with 30 appearances as the catcher and 14 as the designated hitter, Orgielewicz hit 73-for-181, leading the team with a .403 batting average, including 13 home runs, 16 doubles and two triples. Orgielewicz’s 13 homers rank third in the country and are tied for the fifth-most in a single season in Hopkins history; his 56 RBI rank ninth in the country and are tied for the ninth-most in JHU history. The Larchmont, NY, finished his senior season with a team-leading .403 batting average. Orgielewicz led Hopkins with 22 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games in 2017. The catcher was the lone Blue Jay on the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region All-Tournament Team, as he hit 9-for-16 with three home runs and 11 RBI in NCAA Regional play.