HARRISONBURG, Va., June 17, 2010 (updated June 24) - James Madison junior right-hander Kevin Munson (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring) pulled in four more honors, highlighted by his third and fourth All-American recognitions, while freshman Matt Tenaglia (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East) was named a Freshman All-American in awards announced this week.
Munson was named a Third Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on June 17 and added Third Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on June 24. He was previously honored on the Third Team by both Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Ping!Baseball. Also this week, Munson was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region First Team and the ECAC All-Stars Second Team.
In 2010, Munson was named the Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year and earned his second straight First Team All-CAA honor. He went 8-1 with 10 saves, a 1.64 earned run average and a .174 opponent batting average. In 55 innings pitched, he allowed just 10 earned runs on 33 hits with 70 strikeouts compared to 24 walks. He led the CAA in both wins and saves along with ERA and opponent average. He was ninth in strikeouts and fourth in appearances with 28. Prior to the College World Series, Munson ranked in the top six nationally in ERA, fewest hits (33), fewest runs (13), fewest hits allowed per nine innings (5.40), and opponent average while ranking 13th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.45).
Munson holds JMU records for career saves (23) and season saves (10), a category in which he also ranks second with nine in 2009. The career mark also sits fourth in CAA history. He is third all-time with a 2.35 career ERA and 10th with his 2010 season ERA of 1.64. His 28 season appearances were one shy of the JMU single-season record.
Tenaglia was chosen to Ping!Baseball's Freshman All-America squad on the Third Team. He primarily saw time as an outfielder and designated hitter and earned a spot onto the CAA All-Rookie Team. Tenaglia hit .361 for the season with 44 hits, 26 runs, and 39 RBIs. He had 15 extra-base hits, including six doubles, five home runs, and four triples, which ranked fourth in the CAA.