Five From Baseball Earn All-Conference Honors

Five From Baseball Earn All-Conference Honors

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A total of five Beacons were named to the Little East All-Conference teams with three players earning a spot on the First Team, while two earned a spot on the Second Team.

Earning First Team honors was senior designated hitter Kyle Boudrias (Medford, Mass.), senior outfielder Nick Herzog (Riverhead, N.Y.), and senior closer Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.).  Second Team honors went to senior shortstop Charlie Huegi (Sandy Hook, Conn.), and sophomore starting pitcher Tylor Arruda (New Bedford, Mass.).

For Boudrias he picked-up his third All-Conference honor, his first time on the First Team.  Going into the NCAA Tournament, Boudrias sits second on the team with a .386 average.  The newest member of the 250-hit club, Boudrias has recorded 64 hits, which leads the team in 166 at-bats.  In 41 games played, the senior from Medford has recorded 31 runs scored, 35 RBI, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 15 walks.  He currently boasts a .447 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage.  In the LEC title game he erupted for four hits, which included a pair of triples.  He also drove in a pair of runs and accounted for two runs in the Beacons 8-2 win over UMass Dartmouth.  This season, Boudrias has posted 18 multi-hit games, and had a hit-streak of 21 straight games. 

Herzog, who had an MVP year for the Beacons, now sits as the all-time leader in games played with 179.  A two-time selection to the D3Baseball.com Team of the Week, Herzog's senior season was a career-year for the New York native.  His is currently hitting .371 and slugging a team-best .753.  He sits with an on-base percentage of .452 and leads the Beacons in stolen bases with 21.  His 13 career triples now stands as the program record, with 10 of those coming in 2019.  He has 63 hits this season and stands with 12 doubles and a team-leading a career-high 11 home runs.  Herzog has 47 RBI and 51 runs scored in 170 at-bats.  In the month of April he recorded an extra base hit in 13-straight games.  Over the final three regular season conference doubleheaders, Herzog combined for 17 hits, three doubles, four triples, and six home runs.

As the top closer in program history, Tramondozzi earned his third straight All-LEC honor, and his first First Team selection.  In 21 appearances, the righty sits with a program record 10 saves and has a 2-2 record heading into the first-ever four-team NCAA Regional this weekend.  The Peabody native has registered 37 strikeouts, in 31.0 innings of work, and has only allowed four runs on 19 hits.  He currently sits with a 1.16 ERA and is averaged 10.74 strikeouts per nine innings.  In the first game of the LEC Tournament, he went 3.1 innings and allowed just one hit as the Beacons walked-off against UMass Dartmouth.  He then allowed just three hits in three innings of work in wins over Southern Maine and the Dartmouth.

Huegi's All-Conference selection marks the second in his college career.  Last season he was named a First Team honoree as a shortstop.  This season, Huegi has once again emerged as one of the most consistent infielders in the Little East Conference.  In 41 games played, he has tallied 64 putouts, 116 assists, and has helped turn 18 double plays.  At the plate he sits with a .286 average and is second on the team in stolen bases with nine.  In 133 at-bats he has 38 hits, 10 of which were doubles.  He also has 18 RBI, 19 walks, and 27 runs scored.  Over the last seven games of the 2019 regular season and conference tournament, Huegi recorded at-least one hit and had four doubles respectively during that stretch.

Arruda grabbed his first All-Conference honor this season.  As one of UMB's top arms, Arruda sits with a 7-1 record and has one save to his name in 2019.  In 55.2 innings of work, he has recorded 40 strikeouts, and sits with an ERA of 2.10.  He is currently average 6.47 strikeouts per nine innings in a combined 14 appearances.  In the wins over Rhode Island College and Castleton University, Arruda went a season-best seven innings in each victory.  He held the two teams to just nine hits respectively and combined for eight strikeouts, while only allowing one run.