Three Baseball Players Named To NEIBA Division I All-Star Team

John Colella

WORCESTER, Mass. Holy Cross senior outfielder Nick Ciardiello (Edison, N.J.) along with junior pitcher John Pedrotty (Portsmouth, R.I.) and sophomore closer John Colella (Herndon, Va.) have been chosen to represent Holy Cross at the 37th annual NEIBA All-Star Game, held June 2 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. Ciardiello was named to the first team while Pedrotty and Colella earned second team accolades.

The three Crusaders were picked amongst 25 other players from Division I schools in the region and will represent the University team at the game. Connecticut topped the list with eight selections. The University team will play against the College Division Team, which is made up of 13 Division II standouts and 16 Division III senior all-stars.

LeLacheur Park is home of the Lowell Spinners, a minor league team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. The gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and tickets will cost five dollars. Due to prior commitments, Ciardiello, Pedrotty and Colella will not play in the game but will still be honored for their achievements.


Division I All-Stars
1st Team Selections
C – Chris O'Dowd, SO, Dartmouth
1B – Tom Coulombe, SR, Rhode Island
2B – Tucker Nathans, SR, Fairfield
3B – Matt Gedman, SR, UMass
SS – Nick Ahmed, JR, UConn
OF – George Springer, JR, UConn
OF – Nick Ciardiello, SR, Holy Cross
OF – J.J. Edwards, SR, Sacred Heart
DH – Ennis Coble, SO, Dartmouth
P – Matt Barnes, JR, Uconn
P – Greg Nappo, SR, UConn
P – Keith Bilodeau, JR, Maine
P – Kevin Vance, JR, UConn

2nd Team Selections
C – Doug Elliot, SR, UConn
1B – Mike Nemeth, SR, UConn
2B – L.J. Mazzilli, SO, UConn
3B – Mitch Wells, JR, Central Connecticut
SS – Joe Sclafani, JR, Dartmouth
OF – Kyle Borden, SR, Rhode Island
OF – Aaron Barbosa, FR, Northeastern
OF – Greg Annarummo, JR, Rhode Island
DH – Jeff Cammans, JR, Rhode Island
P – John Pedrotty, JR, Holy Cross
P – Troy Scribner, SO, Sacred Heart
P – Stephen Peterson, SR, Rhode Island
P – Vinny Lally, SR, Yale
P – John Colella, SO, Holy Cross