FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 14, 2008

 

ANCHORMEN PLACE FOUR ON
LITTLE EAST BASEBALL ALL-STAR TEAMS

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College had four players named to the annual Little East Conference Baseball All-Star Teams.

 

Junior right fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) was named First Team All-Little East. He was a Second Team selection in 2007 and a First Team honoree, as well as the league’s Rookie of the Year, in 2006. O’Connors played in 39 games, starting 38 of them, batting .417 (58-for-139) with 34 runs scored, 17 doubles, three home runs, 34 RBI and three stolen bases. He owned a .604 slugging percentage, a .512 on-base percentage and a .966 fielding percentage. O’Connors was second in the Little East in batting, doubles and on-base percentage. He led RIC in batting, runs scored, hits and doubles, while ranking second in RBI.

 

 

 Chris O'Connors

 

Junior closer Eric Fama (Wappingers Fall, NY) was named First Team All-Little East as a relief pitcher. He was a First Team selection in 2006 and missed all of 2007 while recuperating from off-season Tommy John surgery. He appeared in 18 games, posting a 0-2 record with seven saves, a 2.18 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 20.2 innings of work. Fama led the league in saves.

 

 

 Eric Fama

 

Senior second baseman Pete Olson (North Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East. He was a Second Team selection as a sophomore in 2006 as well. He played in 36 games, starting 33 of them, batting .361 (53-for-147) with 29 runs scored, 14 doubles, one triple, two home runs, 31 RBI and two stolen bases. He owned a .510 slugging percentage, a .394 on-base percentage and a .905 fielding percentage. Olson was second on the team in batting, hits and doubles, while ranking third in RBI and sixth in runs scored.

 

 

 Pete Olson

 

Senior pitcher Eric Thibault (Somerset, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East. Thibault appeared in 11 games, starting 10 of them. He was 7-2 with a 3.78 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched. Thibault led the team in wins, starts and innings pitched, while ranking second in strikeouts. He is Rhode Island College’s all-time leader in career starts, innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking third in wins.

 

 

 Eric Thibault

 

Head Coach Jay Grenier’s team finished the 2008 season with a 24-15 overall record and an 8-6 (fourth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

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