FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 16, 2006

 

Five Anchormen Earn All-LEC
Honors in Baseball
Chris O’Connors Named Rookie of the Year

 

Providence, RI—Five Rhode Island College baseball players have been named to the 2006 Little East Conference Baseball All-Star Teams.

 

Freshman left fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) was named the Little East Conference Baseball Rookie of the Year and was also named First Team All-LEC. O’Connors has played in 40 games, starting all of them. He is batting .430 (64-for-149) with 64 hits, 41 runs, 17 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 35 RBI. He owns a .658 slugging percentage, a .522 on-base percentage and a .926 fielding percentage. He leads the team in batting, hits, runs, doubles, home runs and RBI. He was named the Little East Conference Baseball Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

 

Senior second baseman Ray De La Cruz (Providence, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference for the second time in his career. He is batting .371 (52-for-140) with 52 hits, 43 runs, seven doubles, four triples, four home runs, 18 RBI and 15 stolen bases. De La Cruz owns a .564 slugging percentage, a .467 on-base percentage and a .931 fielding percentage. He leads the team in runs and stolen bases, is second in hits and third in batting.

 

Junior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. Henault is batting .377 (49-for-130) with 49 hits, 30 runs, ten doubles, two triples, one home run, 31 RBI and three stolen bases. He owns a .508 slugging percentage, a .418 on-base percentage and a .995 fielding percentage. Henault, who was named the team’s MVP, is out for the remainder of the season after being hit by a pitch, which resulted in a broken hand, against Eastern Connecticut on Apr. 29. He is second on the team in batting and is third in both runs and hits.

 

Sophomore closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Falls, NY) was named First Team All-Little East Conference. He is 3-1 with six saves and a 0.70 ERA over 25.2 innings of work in 19 appearances. Fama leads the team in ERA and has struck out 39 batters on the season.

 

Sophomore third baseman/designated hitter Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. He is batting .294 (25-for-85) with 25 hits, nine runs, five doubles, two triples and 14 RBI. He owns a .400 slugging percentage, a .315 on-base percentage and a .842 fielding percentage.

 

Head Coach Jay Grenier’s team is 20-20 overall and is the fourth seed in the upcoming 2006 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Div. III Baseball Tournament. The Anchormen will host fifth-seeded UMass Boston on Friday, Apr. 19 at 3 p.m.

 

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