Three Rams Make All-Skyline Baseball Teams
May 5, 2006

The Skyline Conference released the 2006 All-Conference Baseball teams on Friday, May 5th. The Skyline chooses two All-Conference teams, along with a Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Year, as well as Coaching Staff of the Year and a Sportsmanship Award. This season three baseball players were named All-Conference, including junior outfielder Nick Barone (North Babylon, NY/North Babylon), freshman outfielder Tom Heeman (Valley Stream, NY/Hewlett) and sophomore utility player Keith King (Massapequa, NY/Massapequa).

Barone was named a First Team Outfielder. He finished the season with a .349 batting average and 38 hits. He led the team with 31 runs, 17 extra-base hits (including 8 doubles, 7 triples and 2 homeruns), 31 RBI's, a .606 slugging percentage and 14 stolen bases. Barone, last years national leader in triples per game, is ranked 16th this season with seven triples in 36 games played.

Heeman was selected as a Second Team Outfielder. He led all freshmen with a .325 batting average, finished third overall for batting average and was second with 38 hits. Heeman was seen in seven fielding positions over the season, including his starting centerfield position, pitcher, 3B, SS, DH, LF and RF. Heeman is ranked 9th nationally as one of the toughest to strikeout with just 3 strikeouts in a team-high 117 at-bats. He committed just one error this season to lead all starters with a .985 fielding percentage. He also led the conference with 7 sacrifice bunts.

King, who was selected as a Second Team Utility Player, led the team with a .483 on-base percentage and 21 walks. He is a utility player for the Rams playing outfield, first base and pitcher. He finished with a .324 batting average, along with a .977 fielding percentage and 10 stolen bases. King pitched in three games with a 1-0 record. He held opponents to a .200 batting average in 40 at-bats and only allowed three extra-base hits.