By: Rick Bender
HANOVER, N.H. — The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association announced its Division I All-New England Teams today with Dartmouth senior Sean Sullivan earning a spot on the second team at second base. Sullivan was the lone Big Green representative and one of seven Ivy Leaguers to be named to the three teams.
The Big Green leadoff hitter and second baseman, Sullivan was a catalyst for Dartmouth both at the plate and in the field. The native of Hopedale, Massachusetts, hit .301 on the season while posting a .395 on-base percentage and scoring 24 runs. Sullivan led the team in walks for the second straight year with 22 and even drove in 17 runs at the top of the lineup. He also reached base in 21 of his last 22 games before an injury sidelined him for the final six contests. At his keystone position, he posted a .987 fielding percentage with just two miscues and had a hand in turning 19 double plays. Sullivan finished his career with a .312 career average and a .417 OBP in nearly 300 at-bats to go with a .986 fielding percentage.
Sullivan is the first Dartmouth player to make one of the teams since Beau Sulser (first-team pitcher) Michael Danielak (third-team pitcher), Kyle Holbrook (third-team outfielder) were chosen two years ago.
Harvard first baseman Patrick McColl was named the New England Player of the Year, Bryant’s Steve Theetge the Pitcher of the Year and Boston College outfielder Sal Frelick the Rookie of the Year. Bill Decker picked up Coach of the Year honors after leading Harvard to its first Ivy League title in 14 years.
Members of the three teams will be eligible to play in the New England All-Star Game on Friday, May 31 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.