Jimmy Lisowski was tabbed a NEWMAC All-Conference First Team selection while teammates Casey Federico and Rex Cone were both honored with second-team honors.
A native of Warwick, Mass., Lisowski was the Pride’s top pitcher this season. A first team selection, Lisowski had an ERA of 3.94 as he went 4-2 with 52 strikeouts. When the Pride needed him the most, Lisowski delivered as the Pride staved off elimination in its second game of the NEWMAC Tournament. The southpaw was sensational on the mound as he tossed a complete-game, six hitter in the win, striking out 10 batters and walking just one.
A native of Agawam, Mass., Federico led the team with a .354 batting average as he played first base in his senior campaign. He added 16 RBI and six doubles while scoring 20 runs in 2008. The team's leading base stealer, Federico had seven stolen bags this season.
Batting .352 on the season, the Bristol, Conn. product had a great final season for the Alden Street nine. Cone had 38 hits to go along with 17 RBI, seven doubles, and 21 runs scored. He finished with a .454 slugging percentage. stalwart on defense for the Pride as he appeared in all 19 games for the Pride.
The Pride were also honored with the NEWMAC Sportsmanship Award as a team. Springfield reached the NEWMAC Championship game as the number four seed this season.
2008 NEWMAC Baseball All-Conference Team and Award Winners
Player of the Year
Scott McNee, JR, WPI, OF
Pitcher of the Year
Adam Gingras, JR, Wheaton College
Rookie of the Year
Andrew Aizenstadt, Babson College, P
Coach of the Year
Eric Podbelski, Wheaton College
First Team All-Conference
Andrew Aizenstadt, FY, Babson, P
Matt Delaney, SR, Babson, 2B/SS
Steve Tahmoush, SR, Babson, OF
Stewart Park, SO, MIT, SS
Jimmy Lisowski, JR, Springfield, P
Robert Foote, JR, OF, Wheaton
Adam Gingras, JR, P, Wheaton
Chris McDonough, SR, Wheaton, P
Scott NcNee, JR, WPI, OF
Second Team All-Conference
Dave Ahern, SO, Babson, P/SS/1B
Joe Silva, SR, Clark, C
Ken Franklin, SR, Coast Guard, 1B
Jeff Turner, SR, MIT, P
Kevin Wheeler, SR, MIT, 1B/3B
Rex Cone, SR, Springfield, OF
Casey Federico, SR, Springfield, 1B
Conor Fahey, JR, WPI, P
Jeff Lieneck, SO, Wheaton, C
Paul Malaguti, SO, Wheaton, OF