Halpin Becomes Babson's All-Time Hits Leader in NCAA Tournament Harwich Regional Final
BABSON PARK, Mass.—After helping the Babson College baseball team capture its first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament championship since 2009 and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, senior Jack Halpin (Glastonbury, Conn.) became the program's all-time hits leader with a third-inning single in the Harwich Regional final on May 21.
Halpin, who went on a tear over the final month of the season, tied Matt Delaney's '08 school record of 199 hits in an elimination-game win over Suffolk before becoming the Beavers' all-time leader with a pair of singles in an 11-8 loss to UMass Boston in the Harwich Regional final. The Green and White was victorious in three straight elimination games as part of a school-record 29-win season.
A four-year starter at first base, Halpin played arguably the best baseball of his career down the stretch batting .391 (34-for-87) with six extra-base hits, 16 runs scored and 19 RBI in 20 games. He had a knock in 19 of 20 contests and produced 13 of his 23 multi-hit games during this stretch as Babson returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009.
Halpin finished with a .354 career batting average (201-for-568) and ranks third in RBI (124) and total bases (282), sixth in doubles (36), eighth in average and 13th in runs scored (109) all while striking out just 35 times in 638 plate appearances. He led the Beavers with a career-high 65 hits in 2017 and finished his career with 63 multi-hit games on the way to earning a pair of all-conference and all-region accolades.