FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 16, 2007

 

 Rhode Island College Earns 3
All-New England Honors in Baseball

 

Providence, RIóThe Rhode Island College baseball team placed three student-athletes on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England Teams this afternoon. Sophomore shortstop Josh Cardoso (Dartmouth, MA) and senior right fielder Mike Naylor (Warwick, RI) were named to the second team, while senior catcher Tim Henault (East Greenwich, RI) represented the Anchormen on the third team.

 

Cardoso is making his debut on the All-New England Second Team as a shortstop after earning All-Little East Conference Second Team honors less than 24 hours ago. He played in 34 games, starting all of them. Cardoso 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. 

 

Naylor earned Second Team All-New England honors for the first time in his career. The First Team All-Little East Conference outfielder 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. Naylor 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.

 

Henault is also making his first appearance on the All-New England Third Team. The three-time All-Little East Conference catcher 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. Henault owned a .568 slugging percentage, a .439 on-base percentage and a .969 fielding percentage. He led the team in hits and was second in runs scored, stolen bases and was tied for second in doubles.

 

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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