Two Crusaders Earn NEIBA All-Star Honors
Note: The NEIBA All-Star game, scheduled for Monday, June 3, has been postponed due to the weather.
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior first baseman Jordan Enos (Stockton, Calif.) and sophomore outfielder Evan Ocello (Camarillo, Calif.) were both named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Star team. Enos earned first team accolades, while Ocello received second team laurels. The pair will represent the University Division Team in the 2013 NEIBA All-Star game on Monday, June 3 at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, junior infielder Mike Ahmed (East Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomore pitcher Donny Murray (Walpole, Mass.) will participate in the contest as fill-in selections. This is the first time any of the four players will take part in the NEIBA All-Star game.
Enos, the 2013 Patriot League Player of the Year, ranked third on the team with a .332 batting average. He led the Crusaders with 18 doubles and 37 RBIs. The senior also had 61 hits, 33 runs scored and a pair of home runs. Enos was named the Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year as well as being named Academic All-Patriot League and first team All-Patriot League.
Ocello led the Holy Cross offense in many categories during the 2013 season. He ranked first in batting average (.338), runs scored (46), hits (67), total bases (96), on-base percentage (.428) and stolen bases (15). He also had 14 doubles, three triples, a trio of home runs and 25 RBIs. The sophomore was named first team All-Patriot League in 2013.
Ahmed was named first team All-Patriot League this season after having a solid year at the plate. He batted .279 with 39 hits, 33 runs scored, six doubles, four home runs, 28 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. His home run and stolen base totals ranked him second on the team. Murray earned second team All-Patriot League accolades in 2013, as he was the staff ace for most of the season. He finished the year with a 7-3 record on the bump and a 4.33 ERA. He tossed a team-high 72.2 innings, while recording a team- and career-high 61 strikeouts.