MARSHFIELD, Mass – The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced its 2019 Baseball All-Conference teams and major award winners on Tuesday morning. The awards were voted on by the conference's nine coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. All nine institutions saw representation on the all-conference teams while Mitchell led the way with nine honorees, including sweeping all major awards.
Mitchell's freshman, Dougie DelaCruz was voted as the 2019 NECC Player of the Year while his teammate, Roland Thivierge claimed Pitcher of the Year honors. Also representing the Mariners, is first year Ryan Solimine who was voted the Rookie of the Year while their head coach, Travis Beausoleil was named the Coach of the Year.
Joining Thivierge and Solimine as pitchers on first team are Nick Powers (New England College) and Shayne Audet (New England College). For the infield, catcher Markus Melendez (Mitchell), first base, Tanyon Ventres (Becker), second base, Anderson Jimenez (New England College), third base, Xavier Nunez (New England College) and shortstop, Luis Atiles (New England College). Outfield selections included Player of the Year, DelaCruz, Eric Marriot (Mitchell) and Christian Aybar (New England College while Ryan Pumphret (Lesley) closed out the team as the designated hitter.
Second Team pitchers include: Daniel O'Donnell (Lesley), Jakari Pellegrini (Mitchell), Bryce Bedard (Mitchell) and Brent Houle (Eastern Nazarene). Taking the infield is catcher Jeff Sharnick (Dean), first base, Pumphret (Lesley), second base, Peter Abate, third base, Steven Pesce (Eastern Nazarene), and shortstop, Nick Guajardo (Southern Vermont). Owning the outfield is Steve Cochrane (Mitchell), Even Delaney (New England College) and Evan Barrera (Becker) while Brian Hadden (Dean) rounds it out as designated hitter.
Third Team pitchers include: Briley Seiter (Eastern Nazarene), Mark Travers (Newbury), Tanyon Ventres (Becker) and Ryan Richards (Southern Vermont). Rounding out the infield is catcher, Nathan Ayala (Elms), first base, Ryan Serrato (Southern Vermont), second base, Josue Basilis (Eastern Nazarene), third base, Steven Pagan (Mitchell) and shortstop Coby Hussey (Becker). Taking the outfield is Zack Stacey (Southern Vermont), Cameron Griffin (Elms) and Alex Hoss (Elms) while Michael Bianco (Becker) closes it out as designated hitter.
NECC Player of the Year – Dougie DelaCruz, Mitchell (Fr., OF, Uncassville, Conn.)
First year, Dougie DelaCruz helped lead the Mariners to an impressive 31-6 overall record while going 15-1 in conference play. The first year standout is tied as the league leader in runs batter in (48 overall, 23 NECC), runs (22), total bases (40) while posting a perfect fielding percentage from the outfield. The outfielder played a total of 37 games this season while holding a .410 overall batting average.
NECC Pitcher of the Year – Roland Thivierge, Mitchell (So., P, Portland, Conn.)
Sophomore pitcher, Roland Thivierge posted an impressive season making appearances 11 overall games and five in conference. The pitcher is the league leader in earned run average (2.24 overall, 1.78 NECC) while earning wins in all five conference appearances. The sophomore totaled 47 strikeouts in NECC play for an average of 8.01 per game. During the 2019 season Thivierge hurled a total of 56.1 innings, 30.1 being in league play.
NECC Rookie of the Year – Ryan Solimine, Mitchell (Fr., P, Danbury, Conn.)
First year, Ryan Solimine competed in an impressive rookie campaign in the 2019 season. The pitcher saw action in 10 games, five in conference while earning wins in all five league contests. The rookie is the league leader in shutouts (3 overall, 2 NECC) while pitching in a total of 56.1 innings, 28.1 in conference play. Solimine is second in the league in strikeouts (58 overall, 31 NECC) and earned run average (1.91).
NECC Coach of the Year – Travis Beausoleil, Mitchell
Mitchell Head Coach, Travis Beausoleil posted an impressive season at the helm of the Mariners. The team recorded a 31-6 record while owning a 15-1 record in league play, earning the No. 1 seed in the postseason. Under the guidance of Beausoleil the Mariners lead the league in many categories totaling 353 runs (145 NECC), 294 runs batted in (126 NECC) and 76 stolen bass (38 NECC). Mitchell also leads the league in OBP (.442) while owning a .469 slugging percentage and .354 batting average in league play.
2019 NECC Baseball All-Conference
P – Roland Thivierge, Mitchell
P – Ryan Solimine, Mitchell
P – Nick Powers, New England College
P – Shayne Audet, New England College
C – Markus Melendez, Mitchell
1B – Tanyon Ventres, Becker
2B – Anderson Jimenez, New England College
3B – Xavier Nunez, New England College
SS – Luis Atiles, New England College
OF – Dougie DelaCruz, Mitchell
OF – Eric Marriott, Mitchell
OF – Christian Aybar, New England College
DH - Ryan Pumphret, Lesley
P – Daniel O'Donnell Jr., Lesley
P – Jakari Pellegrini, Mitchell
P – Bryce Bedard, Mitchell
P – Brent Houle, Eastern Nazarene
C – Jeff Sharnick, Dean
1B – Ryan Pumphret, Lesley
2B – Peter Abate, Mitchell
3B – Steven Pesce, Eastern Nazarene
SS – Nick Guajardo, Southern Vermont
OF – Steve Cochrane, Mitchell
OF – Evan Delaney, New England College
OF – Evan Barrera, Becker
DH - Brian Hadden, Dean
P – Briley Seiter, Eastern Nazarene
P – Mark Travers, Newbury College
P – Tanyon Ventres, Becker
P – Ryan Richards, Southern Vt.
C – Nathan Ayala, Elms
1B – Ryan Serrato, Southern Vermont
2B – Josue Basilis, Eastern Nazarene
3B – Steven Pagan, Mitchell
SS – Coby Hussey, Becker
OF – Zack Stacey, Southern Vermont
OF – Cameron Griffin, Elms
OF – Alex Hoss, Elms
DH - Michael Bianco, Becker
2019 Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team
Manuel Alejandro, New England College
Dylan Presby, Newbury College
Jack Vogler, Elms
Zack Stacey, Southern Vt.
Brandon Paiva, Mitchell
Willis Pollard, Becker
Ryan Pumphret, Lesley
James Coury, Eastern Nazarene
Jeffrey Sharnick, Dean