BOSTON, Mass. – After a standout three-year career on the harbor campus, All-American first baseman Chris Fowler (Barnstable, Mass.) has been named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) College Division Roster for the 44th Annual Joe Walsh All-Star game.
Fowler along with the top Division II and Division III seniors in New England will face-off against the University Team, which consists of all Division I players from New England, on Thursday, May 31 at McCoy Stadium, in Pawtucket, RI. First pitch for the All-Star game is scheduled for 12 pm from the home of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
In his three seasons as a Beacon, Fowler emerged as one of the best hitters in the country. A now three-time D3Baseball.com All-American, Fowler was a member of the most successful senior class in program history. During his time at UMB, Fowler was a part of back-to-back Little East Conference championship teams. He was also a 2017 NCAA Regional Champion and led UMB to their first-ever College World Series win in that same season.
A two-time first team All-Little East Conference honoree, Fowler garnered multiple conference, regional, and national honors as the Beacons starting first baseman. This season, Fowler led the Beacons in nearly every offensive category, and was also the conference leader in RBI with an impressive 50. He total 115 bases in 2018, and combined for 68 hits and set the single season program record for doubles with 22.
Head coach Brendan Eygabroat, who was named the NEIBA Coach of the Year, will serve as the head coach of the College Division team. Eygabroat led the Beacons to their third straight 30+ win season, and the championship game of the New England Regional. The Beacons secured their second LEC Regular Season title in the last three years under Eygabroat, who also became just the second coach in the history of UMass Boston athletics to win 300 career games on the harbor campus.