May 6, 2014

Grenier, Gonzalez Earn NEWMAC All-Conference Honors

BOSTON--After posting 20 wins for eighth straight season, two members of the Babson College baseball team earned All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) honors when the conference announced its postseason awards on Tuesday. Senior pitcher Matt Grenier (Rochester, N.H.) garnered first-team accolades while junior outfielder Dillon Gonzalez (Beverly, Mass.) was named to the second-team for the first time.

Grenier, who also earned a second-team all-league nod in 2012, finished his senior season with a 5-2 record and a career-low 2.16 ERA in 66 2/3 innings pitched. He tossed at least seven innings in all eight of his starts and hurled four complete games to go along with one shutout. Grenier finished first among league pitchers in innings pitched, was second in complete games, third in wins and sixth in ERA.

A three-year starter, Grenier finished his career in the Green and White with five wins in three consecutive seasons. He leaves Babson with a career record of 15-6 and a 3.28 ERA while ranking fifth in program history in wins, fourth in innings pitched (200.1), fourth in complete games (10) and 11th in ERA.

Gonzalez, the only player to start all 36 games in 2014, hit .282 with four home runs, 26 RBI, 31 runs scored and 18 stolen bases – all of which were new career highs. He also posted a .374 on-base percentage to go along with eight doubles, 15 walks and a team-high 64 total bases. Gonzalez recorded a nearly perfect .991 fielding percentage with two assists and just one error in 112 chances in center field.

After three seasons at Babson, Gonzalez has started 105 of the team's 111 games, and is currently tied for second all-time with 38 stolen bases.

The Beavers finished their season at 20-16 overall while posting a 10-7 record in NEWMAC play.

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