Senior Southpaw Becomes Just the Beavers' Third All-America Selection in Program History
BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College senior Michael Genaro (Greenwich, Conn.) continued to add to his postseason awards haul when he was named to the D3baseball.com All-America third team on Tuesday afternoon.
One of the top starting pitchers in program history, Genaro joins Dave Ahern '11 and Ryan Arena '18 as one of just three Babson players to receive All-America accolades, and the second to be recognized by D3baseball.com.
The Beavers' all-time leader in wins, Genaro has made a school-record 12 starts this spring going 8-3 with a career-best 1.65 earned run average over a single-season record 87.1 innings. He has recorded a career-high 66 strikeouts against just six walks, and ranks second in Division III in walks per nine innings (0.62), fourth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (11.00), seventh in WHIP (0.86) and 17th in ERA.
Genaro, who won a single-season record nine games last spring, owns a 26-8 career mark, and also is Babson's all-time leader in innings pitched (267.2). His 185 strikeouts rank second all-time in school history and his 2.56 career ERA is sixth entering the College World Series. Additionally, Genaro has tossed seven complete games and has gone 3-1 in four career NCAA Tournament starts.
No. 7/9 Babson (38-8) swept Cortland in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series last weekend and will face No. 22/21 Johns Hopkins in its opening game of the College World Series on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.