Herzog Named NEIBA/ABCA New England Player of the Year; Five Earn All-Region Honors

Herzog Named NEIBA/ABCA New England Player of the Year; Five Earn All-Region Honors

BOSTON, Mass. – After a standout 2019 campaign, senior outfielder Nick Herzog (Riverhead, N.Y.) was named the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association/American Baseball Coaches Association New England Region Player of the Year.  Herzog becomes the first player in program history to earn the top regional honor.

The New York native also earned a spot on the First Team, alongside closer Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.), and designated hitter Kyle Boudrias (Medford, Mass.).  Third baseman Eddie Riley (Quincy, Mass.), and starting pitcher Tylor Arruda (New Bedford, Mass.) were named to the Third Team.

The five All-Region selections by the NEIBA/ABCA ties the program record for most selections in a single season.  Last year, five players earned All-Region honors including Tramondozzi, who was named a Second Team selection.  Tramondozzi and Boudrias become just the sixth and seventh players in program history to be named to the All-Region team in multiple seasons.

In 2019, Herzog has been one of the top players in New England and was the top player in the Little East Conference especially during the month of May.  Already a member of the D3Baseball.com All-Region team, the New York native will look to lead the baseball program in the College World Series which begins on Friday.  The senior outfielder will head to Iowa hitting .378 and boasts 55 RBI, 58 runs scored, 23 stolen bases, and an incredible 73 hits, and 37 extra base hits.  He is currently slugging .746 and has an on-base percentage of .454.

Boudrias will compete in his second College World Series this weekend and is currently hitting .354 as the Beacons go-to DH.  He sits with 39 RBI and 33 runs scored in 47 games played and is looking to continue his climb as one of the Beacons all-time greatest hitters.  To-date he has 253 career hits in 183 games played as a Beacon.  His 39 RBI is a career-best for the Medford native, who also sits 14 extra base hits.

Tramondozzi has emerged as the pound-for-pound best closer in the Division III World Series.  The Peabody native, has dominated opponents throughout the months of April and May.  In the third game of the Super Regional, Tramondozzi closed out the victory to earn his program record 12th save of the season.  In 36.2 innings of work, the righty sits with a 1.47 ERA and has combined for 47 strikeouts in 24 appearances. 

Riley will look to continue his consistent play as the Beacons go-to corner infielder on the biggest stage in Division III baseball.  In a combined 47 games played this season, Riley boasts a .324 average and has 41 runs scored and 23 RBI to his name.  He also has 15 stolen bases and has registered five home runs.  This season he sits with 28 putouts and 88 assists in 126 total chances. 

Arruda has had a breakout sophomore season as one of the Beacons top starters.  Currently sitting with a 7-1 record, the New Bedford native has a career-best 1.94 ERA and has combined for 42 strikeouts in 60.1 innings of work.  In 16 appearances, the righty is averaging 6.27 strikeouts per nine innings and has allowed just 16 runs, only 13 of which were earned.