LEICESTER, Mass. – Four Becker baseball student-athletes have been named to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) All-Conference teams, as announced by the conference Tuesday (Apr. 30) morning.
Senior captain Tanyon Ventres (Holden, Mass.) has been named to the All-Conference First Team as a first baseman, and the All-Conference Third Team as a pitcher. Offensively this season, Ventres batted .361 with a .421 on-base percentage. He was ranked sixth in the league with 11 doubles. He also had three home runs – two of which were in conference play against Dean – which ranks him seventh in conference standings. On the mound, Ventres posted a 4.82 regular season ERA and struck out 38 batters in his 45.1 innings pitched. He had an overall pitching record of 2-3 (1-1 in conference play) with two league saves.
Senior outfielder Evan Barrera (West Warwick, R.I.) was named to the All-Conference Second team as an outfielder. He finished the regular season with a team-best .380 batting average with 49 hits (fourth best in the conference), while posting 25 runs, 10 doubles, a triple, one homer and 18 RBI. This season, Barrera became a member of the Becker 100-hit club and currently is ranked 13th in the Becker record book with 119 career hits.
Sophomore shortstop Coby Hussey (Claremont, N.H.) and senior designated hitter Michael Bianco (Manorville, N.Y.) earned spots on the All-Conference Third Team. Hussey, the Hawks' leadoff batter, finished the regular season with a team-best .473 on-base percentage and led the team with seven stolen bases. He batted .342 in the regular season with 28 runs, 40 hits, seven doubles, two triples, 15 RBI and led the team with 25 walks (ranked second in the conference). Bianco was an offensive threat collecting 31 hits – nine of which were doubles, one was a triple and he led the team with five home runs in the regular season. He was second-best on the team with 27 RBI. With conference statistics alone, he was in the top-10 for doubles, triples, home runs, RBI and total bases.
Willis Pollard (Worthington, Mass.) was named to the NECC Sportsmanship Team.