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May 15, 2007

 

Four From Rhode Island College Earn
All-Little East Conference Honors in Baseball

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI), senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI), sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) and sophomore left fielder Chris OíConnors (North Kingstown, RI) earned All-Little East Conference honors for their performance in baseball this spring.

 

Henault was named First Team All-Little East Conference as a catcher for the second consecutive season. He played in 33 games, starting all of them. He batted .388 (54-for-139) with 37 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 25 RBI and six stolen bases. He owned a .568 slugging percentage, a .439 on-base percentage and a .969 fielding percentage. Henault led the team in hits and was second in runs scored, stolen bases and was tied for second in doubles.

 

Naylor was named First Team All-Little East Conference as an outfielder. He played in 35 games, starting all of them. He batted .380 (49-for-129) with 33 runs scored, 12 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 38 RBI and five stolen bases. He owned a .651 slugging percentage, a .468 on-base percentage and a .975 fielding percentage. The team MVP led the squad in RBI, was tied for first in homers, tied for second in doubles, and was third in hits.

 

Cardoso was named Second Team All-Little East Conference as a shortstop. He played in 34 games, starting all of them. He batted .398 (53-for-133) with 39 runs scored, six doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 33 RBI and four stolen bases. He logged a .647 slugging percentage, a .452 on-base percentage and a .886 fielding percentage. Cardoso led the team in batting and runs scored, was tied for second in homers, and was second in both hits and RBI.

 

OíConnors was named Second Team All-Little East Conference as an outfielder. He played in 34 games, starting all of them. He batted .371 (46-for-124) with 34 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple, two home runs, 31 RBI and four stolen bases. He owned a .508 slugging percentage, a .456 on-base percentage and a .878 fielding percentage.

 

Head Coach Jay Grenierís team finished the season with a 21-14 overall record and an 8-6 mark (third place tie) in the Little East Conference. RICís 21 wins ties the 2006 editionís total for the most victories in a season since the 1979 squad won 24.

 

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