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Three Earn All-NEWMAC Honors In Baseball

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 29, 2004 –Senior right-hander Todd Royce led a trio from Springfield College voted to the 2004 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference Team in baseball, which was announced today.

Royce is a first-team all-conference selection. Juniors Anthony Gorneault and Matt Basteri were named to the second team.

Royce, who hails from Chester, N.H., was a second-team all-NEWMAC pick in 2003. He did not allow an earned run in his first 29 innings this season, and currently has a 3-1 record with a 2.64 earned-run average (fifth in the conference). In Royce’s four NEWMAC starts, he registered a 3-0 mark, including two complete-game victories. In his other regular-season conference start, he did not get a decision despite pitching into extra innings and yielding only one unearned run to first-place Wheaton on April 10.

Basteri, a shortstop from Melrose, Mass., leads the Pride in home runs (four), doubles (10), total bases (57), OPS (1.072) and RBI (23), and ranks second in batting average (.367) and slugging percentage (.633). The NEWMAC Player of the Week (April 19), he sparked a seven-game winning streak from April 12-22 by putting up big numbers, including a .551 batting average, 11 runs scored, 16 RBI, nine extra-base hits and four home runs.

Gorneault, who has played both centerfield and caught this season, is from Springfield, Mass. He ranks among the NEWMAC leaders in several statistical categories, including batting average (second/.404) and seventh in stolen bases per game (seventh/0.26). Gorneault is not only the Pride’s leading hitter, he also carries a .991 field percentage and has made just one error in 109 chances. Like Basteri, he played a huge role in SC's seven-game winning streak (April 12-22), hitting .466 and scoring 12 runs. On Sunday, April 18, Gorneault led the Pride to key conference wins at Clark (12-4) then at WPI (8-6) by going 6-for-9 with five runs scored.

SC (13-11) travels to Keene State on Friday, May 1 for a 4 p.m. non-conference game.
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