Herzog and Tramondozzi Named ABCA All-Americans

Herzog and Tramondozzi Named ABCA All-Americans

GREENSBORO, N.C.—UMass Boston seniors Nick Herzog (Riverhead, N.Y.) and Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.) each were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-American Teams, the ABCA announced at the 2019 Division III College World Series Opening Ceremony.

Herzog was named a First Team All-American, while Tramondozzi was selected to the ABCA All-American Second Team. It marks the second time in program history that UMass Boston has had two ABCA All-Americans, with Ryan Walsh ('11) and James Dalton ('11) both earning Third Team honors in 2010.

UMass Boston was one of three College World Series teams to have two players selected (Chapman University and Webster University).

Herzog is the second First Team All-American honoree in program history. He joins Walsh (2010 ABCA and D3Baseball.com) as the only two players to be named a First Team All-American. Herzog has put together a career season as a senior as he has showcased his abilities as a five-tool player. He has set the single-season program records for total bases (144) and triples (12) and the career records for games played (185) and triples (15).

Overall, Herzog has started all 47 games and leads the Beacons with his .378 batting average, .454 on-base percentage, .746 slugging percentage, 73 hits, 58 runs, 55 RBI, 12 triples, 11 home runs and 23 stolen bases. He was even better in conference play, as Herzog hit .455 with a .544 on-base percentage, 1.000 slugging percentage, 16 extra-base hits and 23 RBI in 16 Little East Conference games.

He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the UMass Boston Regional, after going 8-13 with seven runs, seven RBI and four extra-base hits.

Tramondozzi is only the second pitcher in program history to be named an ABCA All-American (Dalton in 2010) and the first Beacons pitcher to be named an All-American multiple times (D3Baseball.com Fourth Team 2019). The top reliever in program history and three-year closer has put together a career year as a senior.

In his final campaign, Tramondozzi has reset his own program record for saves in a single-season (12) and sits tied for first with his 24 appearances in a single-season.  He has also posted a career-best 1.47 earned run average in 36.2 innings and 43 strikeouts against just seven walks. This season he ranks second amongst all Division III players in saves and 15th in total appearances.

Tramondozzi was nearly untouchable against LEC competition. In 9.1 innings during the regular season, Tramondozzi did not allow a run and gave up just four hits and two walks, while striking out 11. He carried that over to the LEC Tournament, where he was named the LEC Pitcher of the Week after earning a win and save over 6.1 scoreless innings.