BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time in program history two Beacons found their names on the D3Baseball.com All-America list. Senior outfielder Nick Herzog became the first outfielder to earn All-America honors as the New York native earned a spot on the Second Team. Senior righty Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.) also became the first pitcher to earn a spot on the D3Baseball.com All-America Fourth Team.
The senior duo has served as a one-two punch for the Beacons in 2019. Named the NEIBA/ABCA New England Player of the Year earlier today, Herzog will lead UMass Boston to their third College World Series appearance this weekend. One of the most prolific players in New England and the Little East Conference, Herzog is looking to add National Champion to his list of impressive accolades. The 2019 UMass Boston Regional MOP, Herzog will travel to Iowa with an incredible .378 average. He also boasts a career-best 36 extra base hits and has 55 RBI and 58 runs scored to his name. The Beacons most aggressive base runner, Herzog leads the team with 23 stolen bases in 47 games played.
On the hill no other closer has been more dominant for the Beacons in its history than Tramondozzi. Currently sitting with 12 saves, and a 1.47 ERA, the Peabody native has put together a record year. In 36.2 innings pitched, he has struck out 43 batters, and is averaging an unprecedented 10.55 strikeouts per nine innings of work. He has allowed a mere six runs and seven walks in a career-high 24 appearances. He earned his 12th save of the campaign in the championship game of the Super Regional to secure the second trip to the World Series for this year's senior class.