June 1, 2010

Balbach, Heppner, and Drowne Named To All-New England Second Team

A trio of SHU seniors, Jared Balbach (Pine Bush, NY), Jeff Heppner (Aqubogue, NY), and Mike Drowne (South Hadley, MA), were selected to the 2010 All-New England second team.  They will represent the Pioneers on Sunday at the New England all-star game at 3:00 pm.

Balbach and Heppner were each named to the All-Northeast Conference first team in 2010 as Sacred Heart earned the #1 seed in the NEC tournament.  Balbach finished the year as the Pioneers top starter with a 9-3 record and 3.63 earned run average.  Heppner led SHU with 13 homers and 56 RBI in his senior campaign.  Drowne was an All-NEC second team selection stealing 33 bases and setting a new Sacred Heart single season run record, crossing the plate 65 times in 2010.