May 13, 2002
Baseball Owls Earn All-LEC Honors
|KEENE, N.H. 5/13/02 - Jim Slack was
named Little East Conference rookie of the year and five members of
the Keene State College baseball team were selected to the All-LEC
team it was announced on Monday.|
Slack, a freshman from Manchester, N.H., developed into one of the Owl’s most consistent pitchers finishing with a 5-1 record with three saves and a 4.11 ERA.
“We planned to bring him along slowly and let him get used to the college game,” said KSC Coach Ken Howe. “With his make up and drive we knew he had a chance to become a key member of the staff. The honor is well deserved.”
Posting LEC wins against Eastern CT, Plymouth State and UMA-Dartmouth, Slack also set an Owl record with 17 appearances this season.
John Trubiano was KSC’s lone first team selection. The Keene native finished second on the team with a .376 average to go along with three home runs and 33 RBIs. The junior outfielder also set a KSC record with 19 stolen bases this spring.
Ben Tyer, Justin Hickman, and Nick Bujeaud joined Slack on the second team.
Tyer (Lee, MA.) made the team as a second baseman and relief pitcher. He batted .319 with three home runs and 35 RBIs at the plate and went 5-2 with a 2.75 ERA and school record four saves on the mound.
Selected to the team at the designated hitter position, Hickman from Mont Vernon, N.H., led the Owls in hitting (.387) and home runs (5) while also setting a new season mark with 42 RBIs.
Bujeaud, a junior outfielder from Linclon, N.H., had a break thorough season for the Owls finishing with career-best .354 average with two home runs and 18 RBIs.
Advancing to the LEC Tournament, KSC completed its season with a 23-18 (9-5 LEC) record, one win shy of tying the program’s best season victory mark.