May 17, 2005


Chris Higgins Named
Second Team All-New England


Providence, RIóThe New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) named Rhode Island College senior outfielder Chris Higgins (Swansea, MA) Second Team All-New England.


Higgins, who was also named First Team All-Little East Conference and the teamís MVP, has played in 38 games, starting 34 of them. He is batting a team-high .404 with a team-high 61 hits along with two home runs, 13 doubles, two triples, 28 RBI, 26 runs scored, ten walks and three stolen bases. Higgins owns team-highs with a .449 on-base percentage and a .556 slugging percentage. He also has a .956 fielding percentage. He was named the Little East Conference Baseball Player of the Week once this season.


The Anchormen are 19-19 overall and were the 2005 Little East Conference Baseball Tournament Champions. The Anchormen were a perfect 4-0 at the tourney from May 11-14. RIC opened with an 8-3 win over second-seeded Keene State on Wednesday, May 11, then defeated third-seeded Southern Maine, 7-4, on Thursday, May 12 and knocked off top-seed and tournament host Eastern Connecticut, 6-3, on Friday, May 13. RIC defeated fourth-seeded Western Connecticut, 6-3, in the Championship Game on Saturday, May 14. It is the first-ever Little East Conference title for the Anchormen.


In upcoming action, the Anchormen will travel to Ithaca to take part in the NCAA Div. III Regional Tournament on Thursday, May 19. It is the programís first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 25 years (1980).