TUCSON, Ariz. – With the start of the 2012 baseball season just a few short weeks away, Collegiate Baseball the Newspaper has released their annual "Division III Players Spotlighted Across USA" section. Featured on this year's list was seniors Tim Fontaine (Worcester, Mass.) and Mark McCormack (Shelton, Conn.).
As one of the Beacons top returning outfielders, McCormack closed out his junior season ranked second on the team with a .349 average. Starter in all 40 games last season, the Shelton, Connecticut native tallied 59 hits and 41 runs scored in 169 appearances at the plate. He led the Beacons 14 doubles, and was ranked fourth in runs batted in with 24. Defensively, McCormack posted 101 putouts.
For Fontaine, he is looking to bounce back this season after spending 2011 on the sidelines due to a knee injury. In 2010, the Worcester native played a major part in the Beacons run to the Division III College World Series. In all 49 games played Fontaine combined for 66 hits, 57 RBI, and 46 runs scored. Behind the plate, Fontaine posted 339 putouts and 30 assists. He also threw out a total of 15 base runners and turned two double plays.
The Beacons, who finished 2011 with an 18-22 record, 8-6 in the Little East Conference will begin their 2012 season on Saturday, March 10 when they face FDU-Florham in Florida.