Ilitch Business student-athletes receive All-GLIAC recognition for baseball
Three Mike Ilitch School of Business student-athletes on the Wayne State University baseball team received All-GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Team recognition this week. Redshirt junior outfielder Hunter DeLanoy (accounting) and graduate student starting pitcher Dillon McInerney (M.B.A.) were voted to the All-GLIAC First Team, while junior outfielder Rudy Ramirez (global supply chain management) was an All-GLIAC Second Team selection.
DeLanoy started all 36 games and hit .356 with a .596 slugging percentage and a .388 on-base percentage. He led the team in doubles (nine), home runs (eight), RBI (39), total bases (87) and stolen bases (11). DeLanoy totaled 11 multiple-hit games, including three four-hit performances and collected 11 multiple-RBI games. He went 4-for-7 vs. Thomas (3/11), 4-for-5 at Ashland (4/2) and 4-for-5 against Parkside (4/18). The right-fielder fell short of hitting for the cycle on two occasions, including a 3-for-6 game at Purdue Northwest (5/1) where he drove in six runs and scored three times. The next game, he drove in four runs vs. the Pride. DeLanoy ended the regular season with a 3-for-5 game, including a home run vs. Northwood (5/16).
McInerney started nine games and went 5-3 with a 2.08 ERA. He struck out 42 batters over 60 and 2/3 innings and collected two complete games, while opponents hit .227 against the right-hander. The team captain had a sub-one ERA until May and was named GLIAC Pitcher of the Week on two occasions (April 26 and May 3). He tossed a nine-inning complete game victory at Purdue Northwest (4/30), allowing two runs and striking out six. Another top performance from McInerney came at Saginaw Valley State (4/23), where he did not allow an earned run in seven innings with five strikeouts.
In 30 games, Ramirez hit .345 with five doubles, two triples and four home runs, while driving in 18 runs. He posted a .586 slugging percentage and a .380 on-base percentage. Ramirez did not make an error in 26 chances in the outfield and had two assists. The left fielder had nine multiple-hit games, including a five-hit game at Purdue Northwest (5/1) and registered six multiple-RBI contests. He helped the Green & Gold win on Senior Day by going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.