FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

November 16, 2011

 

 

 

JUSTIN CORSO HONORED BY CBUANE WITH ALLARD-McDONOUGH SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

 

Providence, R.I.Rhode Island College catcher Justin Corso (Cranston, RI) was given the Allard-McDonough Sportsmanship Award by the College Baseball Umpires Association of New England (CBUANE) for his play during the 2011 season.

 

 

 

Corso will receive the award, which had nominations from the Div. I, II, III and community college ranks, at a reception on Sunday, Nov. 20 at The Chateau Restaurant in Norton, Mass. The award is voted on strictly by umpires.

 

 

 

The award recognizes a college player or coach who exemplifies the true spirit of sportsmanship and exhibits a sincere respect for opponents, umpires and the game of baseball. The Award was named in memory of two most distinguished & dedicated umpires: Whitey Allard & Marty McDonough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corso closed out his three-year career as an Anchorman in 2011, having played in 80 games, starting 73 of them. He batted .283 (72-for-254) with 52 runs scored, 72 hits, 12 doubles, one triple, one home run, 34 RBI and four stolen bases. Corso owned a .350 slugging percentage, a .391 on-base percentage and a .981 fielding percentage. He ranks sixth all-time in career putouts (533).

 

As a senior in 2011, Corso played in 32 games, starting 31 one of them. He batted .283 (34-for-120) with 25 runs scored, 34 hits, six doubles, 16 RBI and three stolen bases. Corso owned a .333 slugging percentage, a .362 on-base percentage and a .981 fielding percentage.

 

As a junior in 2010, Corso played in 28 games, starting 25 of them. He batted .304 with 15 runs scored, 24 hits, five doubles, one triple, one home run, nine RBI and one stolen base. Corso owned a .430 slugging percentage, a .423 on-base percentage and a .970 fielding percentage.

 

As a sophomore in 2009, Corso played in 20 games, starting 17 of them. He batted .255 with 12 runs scored, 14 hits, one double, nine RBI and 13 walks. Corso owned a .273 slugging percentage, a .423 on-base percentage and a .994 fielding percentage.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Corso played at Elms College.

 

He is a criminal justice major and a 2007 graduate of Cranston High School West.

 

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