Eric Pappas & Doug Schaffer Accorded D3 Baseball All-New England Honors

Eric Pappas & Doug Schaffer Accorded D3 Baseball All-New England Honors

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Sophomore infielder Eric Pappas and senior first baseman Doug Schaffer have been accorded All-New England honors by

Pappas was named to the region's First Team and Schaffer was named Honorable Mention.

Previously this spring Pappas and Schaffer were both named First Team All-NESCAC, with Schaffer being named the NESCAC Player of the Year.

Pappas was a table setter for the Eph offense in the top of the order. He hit .410, second only to Schaffer in NESCAC, with 57 hits in 137 at bats. He also drove in 27 runs, cracked 2 doubles and 2 triples and scored 39 runs. He also stole six bases, had 63 total bases, and posted a slugging percentage of .482. 

In the field Pappas committed seven errors 151 chances to register a .954 fielding percentage.

"Eric split time for us at second base and shortstop and was really fun to watch," commented Eph head coach Bill Barrale. "At the plate I believe he was the toughest out in the league. He always found a way to get on base."

Schaffer led NESCAC in batting with a .412 average and drove in 47 runs in 34 games. His 47 RBI this spring exceeded his total RBI in his first three years. His on base percentage this season was .425 and he registered a slugging percentage of .595.

Of Schaffer's 54 hits this year 18 went for extra bases: 12 doubles and six triples.

He posted a career batting average of .331 and totaled 25 doubles, 10 triples and belted one home run, while driving in 85 runs.

"Doug had one of the best offensive seasons for us in recent history," said Barrale. "He used the entire field, had tons of hard outs, and always seemed to get a hit in a clutch situation."

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