May 27, 2010

Baseball Announces 2011 Team Captains

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head baseball coach Greg DiCenzo announced that seniors Jack Laurendeau (Sudbury, Mass.) and Eric Oxford (Danvers, Mass.) will lead the 2011 team as co-captains.  

“Our entire coaching staff could not be more excited to have two leaders like Jack and Eric continue to expand upon the recent resurgence and success of Holy Cross baseball,” said DiCenzo. “I am confident that both players will set the best example possible for our entire squad.”

The 2010 team's top leadoff man, Laurendeau was named to the first team All-Patriot League for his 49 starts in right field. He finished the season with a .355 batting average, recording seven home runs, 25 RBI, 46 runs scored and 18 steals. His batting average ranked third on the team while his 18 stolen bases were a team and career-high, ranking second on the Holy Cross single-season records list. Laurendeau held a 16-game hit streak entering the Patriot League semifinals, the longest on the team and had 22 multi-hit games. As a sophomore, Laurendeau started 29 games, appearing in  46 as an outfielder. He led the team with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, not making an error over the entire season.

For the third consecutive season as the team's starting first baseman, Oxford led this year's team with 414 putouts and also recorded a career-high 37 assists. He finished the 2010 season with a .302 batting average, recording 57 hits, including 10 doubles and two triples. He also marked a career-best 39 runs scored and 38 RBI. He started in all 49 games at first base as a sophomore and finished the season with a .280 batting average, 36 runs scored, 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 182 at-bats. He ranked first on the team offensively in RBI, home runs and walks (28) and defensively with 436 putouts.

Both captains will be participating in baseball summer leagues during the offseason. Laurendeau will play in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League while Oxford will play for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League.