May 29, 2013

Three Pioneers Named All-New England

Fairfield, CT – Seniors Dave Boisture (Highland Mills, NY), Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT), and John Murphy (Seymour, CT) were named All-New England Tuesday, by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA).  The three seniors, who were vital cogs on a Pioneer team that made it all the way to the Northeast Conference Championship, will now play in the NEIBA All-Star Game on Monday, June 3rd at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. 

 

Boisture had a breakout senior season for the Pioneers, improving in all facets of the game. The athletic first baseman raised his batting average an incredible 73 points and knocked in 23 more runs than last season. He also struck out 18 less times than last year. Boisture was second on the team, finishing the season with a .331 batting average with 33 RBI. He hit a clutch game winning triple in the 12th inning of a 3-2 win over Monmouth on April 26th.

 

Shortstop John Murphy once again led the way this season for Sacred Heart. Murphy was the NEC Tournament MVP in 2011, an NEC second teamer as a junior, and a first teamer this season.  Murphy led Sacred Heart in every offensive category. He finished the season in the top five in the Northeast Conference in 7 offensive categories, leading the conference with 47 RBI and 8 triples. The senior captain led the team in batting average (.367) slugging (.565), on base percentage (.442), doubles (13), home runs (4), walks (26), and stolen bases (29). Murphy ends his illustrious Sacred Heart career just three hits shy of the all-time Sacred Heart hits record with 264 career knocks.

 

Scribner, the Sacred Heart ace, had another phenomenal year for the Pioneers. The hard throwing right-hander finished the season 5-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 83.1 innings of work. Scribner led the Northeast Conference with 90 strikeouts this season. Scribner capped off his career in impressive fashion, throwing a complete game victory over Monmouth in game one of this season's NEC Championship. Scribner struck out ten hawks en route to his third straight complete game win in the Northeast Conference Tournament. The senior captain was an undefeated 4-0 in the NEC Tournament during his time at SHU. He ends his career ranked second all-time in the SHU history books in both innings pitched and strikeouts.

 

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