Mount Union senior outfielder Billy Goodall (Canfield/South Range) and junior pitcher Phil Mary (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) were both chosen to be on the Preseason First Team All-American team by D3baseball.com.
The D3baseball.com preseason All-America team is chosen from previous years' All-American and All-Region nominations.
Goodall was an honorable mention All-American selection from D3baseball.com a season ago, and was the first-ever Mount Union player to earn the Dr. Bob Fisher OAC Player of the Year since the award began in 1978.
Last season, the Raiders center fielder led the conference with a .454 batting average and 25 stolen bases. His 25 stolen bases helped the Raiders set a team single season record with 114 steals. He also tied an OAC Tournament record with five hits in a single game and was named to the OAC All-Tournament Team.
Mary was a consensus first team All-American a season ago along with winning both the Mideast Region Pitcher of the Year and the Kent Tekulve OAC Pitcher of the Year awards after leading the conference with a 10-0 record and a 0.78 earned run average. That earned run averaged was second-best in the nation as Mary allowed just seven earned runs in 81 innings pitched this season.
Opening day for the Raiders is just 43 days away as they open their season at Wooster Sunday, February 25th at 1 p.m.