Case Western Reserve University junior second baseman Rocco Maue (Moon Township, Pa. / Moon Area) was selected as the second baseman on the D3baseball.com All-America First Team, becoming just the fifth player in the program's history to be named an All-American.
Maue joins Chad Mullins (2011), Jarrett Gish (2013), Andrew Frey (2014) and Andrew Gronski (2014) as CWRU baseball players to earn All-America honors. He is just the third All-America First Team selection in program history, along with Mullins and Gronski. This was the first time in his career that Maue has been named an All-American.
Maue earned a spot on the All-America ballot by securing his place on the D3baseball.com All-Mideast Region team earlier in the week. He was also selected to the ABCA Mideast All-Region Team on Tuesday, with that organization's All-America squad to be announced on Thursday night.
Maue was named the University Athletic Association Position Player of the Year and earned all-conference first team honors in 2018 after batting .358 with a program-record 11 home runs (18th in Division III currently) and 35 runs batted in. He also led all UAA players with 26 stolen bases (28th in Division III) on 27 attempts and was second in the conference and 38th in Division III with 52 runs scored during the campaign. Maue led the team with 16 multiple-hit games during the year, including a three-home run, five-hit game against Roger Williams in March, and registered a team-long 14 game hitting streak during the campaign.
In addition to his work at the plate, Maue had a stellar defensive season at second base, committing just five errors all year and registering a .977 fielding percentage, while turning 32 double plays.
Maue was named the UAA Hitter of the Week on three occasions during the campaign and received D3baseball.com Team of the Week recognition on March 20th.
Case Western Reserve finished the 2018 season with a 29-10 record, claiming the third UAA Championship overall and first outright title in program history.