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Pitcher of the Year Genaro, Oliger Represent Baseball on NEWMAC All-Conference Squads

Pitcher of the Year Genaro, Oliger Represent Baseball on NEWMAC All-Conference Squads

WESTWOOD, Mass.—Senior Michael Genaro (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior Jake Oliger (Newtown, Conn.) collected New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honors when the league announced its postseason award winners on Tuesday afternoon.

Genaro was named to the first team and became the Beavers' first NEWMAC Pitcher of the Year recipient since 2010, while Oliger garnered a second-team nod.

Genaro, who earned the second consecutive all-league first-team honor of his career, is in the midst of the best season of his career. He is 6-2 with a career-best 1.46 ERA to go along with 52 strikeouts and just six walks in 68.0 innings. He leads all NEWMAC pitchers in ERA, is tied for second in innings pitched and third in wins, and is holding opposing hitters to just a .196 average. Genaro was at his best in conference play going 5-0 with a 0.78 ERA, 39 strikeouts and just two walks in six starts.

The program's all-time leader with 24 wins, Genaro also ranks second in Babson history in both strikeouts (171) and innings pitched (248.1), and is third with a 2.58 career ERA.

Oliger, who picked up the first all-conference honor of his career, is batting .341 with 11 doubles, six homers, 35 runs scored and 45 RBI in 38 starts this spring in center field. He has set new career highs in nearly every statistical category this spring and ranks first in the NEWMAC in walks (31), third in on-base percentage (.474), fourth in RBI, seventh in doubles and total bases (78) and eighth in slugging percentage.

Additionally, Oliger registered 12 multi-hit games and drove in at least two runs 11 times this spring.

Along with Babson's two all-conference honorees, senior Nicolas Parente (Lincoln University, Pa.) was named to the NEWMAC Sportsmanship team.

Sixth-ranked Babson (32-6) faces MIT in the championship round of the NEWMAC Tournament on Tuesday at 3 p.m. needing to win to force a winner-take-all final on Wednesday.