Three GNAC Baseball Players Selected D3Baseball.com Honorable Mention All-Americans
Saint Joseph’s College junior Pat Moran (Winterport, ME)
and sophomore Ian Lee (Hampden, ME), along with Suffolk University
junior Bobby Barrett (Milton, MA) were all selected as All-American
Honorable Mention by D3Baseball.com for 2009.
Moran, the 2009 GNAC Pitcher and Player of the Year and NEIBA First Team honoree, is coming off an outstanding junior season as a two-way player for the Monks. As the staff ace, the tall right-hander tossed 62 2/3 innings with 75 strikeouts and just six walks with an 8-1 record in 13 appearances. His miniscule .084 walks allowed per nine innings currently ranks fourth in NCAA DIII Baseball. While serving as an outfielder or designated hitter, Moran batted .411 with 11 home runs, tops in the GNAC, and scored 37 runs with 44 runs batted in.
Lee led the GNAC, and currently ranks seventh in all of DIII Baseball, with a .475 (75-158) batting average in 2009. The sophomore catcher and All-Conference Second Team selection belted 17 doubles with three long balls to go with 40 runs and a team-high 53 RBI.
Moran and Lee, former high school teammates and University of Maine transfers, will look to build on their 2009 individual achievements next season. The duo will be relied upon heavily as the Monks prepare to return to the NCAA Regional.
Suffolk’s Barrett finished the season with a .374 batting average, seven home runs and 68 RBI. The 68 runs batted in set a new Suffolk single season record. He also amassed 103 total bases that included 14 doubles, five triples on 58 totals hits on the season. Barrett also appeared in 30 games behind the dish for the Rams, guiding the Suffolk pitching staff to a GNAC-best 4.32 team ERA. Barrett was named a first-team All-Conference selection by the GNAC as well as being named to the GNAC Tournament team.
Barrett, who was voted a captain by his teammates prior to the season helped lead the Rams to a 30-11 overall record. The Rams captured the 2009 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship earning the program's fourth NCAA Regional Tournament appearance.
For complete list of the team, click here.
Courtesy: Suffolk Athletic Communications and St. Joe's Athletic Communications