Jan. 3, 2007
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Former Holy Cross baseball standout Tucker Frawley has signed a contract with the 2006 Frontier League Champion Evansville Otters. Spring Training starts on May 9 and the Otters open the season at home against River City on May 23.
A four-year member of the Holy Cross baseball team and a native of New Haven, Conn., the second baseman finished his career as Holy Cross' all-time hits leader (190 career hits), all-time at-bats leader (540 career at-bats), and leader for at-bats in a single season (171 at-bats in 2006). He ranks second in program history for career games played (147 games played), hits (65 hits in 2006) in a single season and assists (121 assists in 2006) in a single season, third all-time for both RBI (37 RBI in 2006) in a single season and total bases (79 total bases in 2006) in a single season, and fourth all-time for doubles (10 doubles in 2006) in a single season. In addition, he ranks seventh all-time for the highest batting average in a single season (.409 ba in 2005), and is one of only six players in program history tied for the most games played in a single season (43 games played in 2006).
A three-time All-Patriot League and two-time New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) selection, Frawley was honored with the Holy Cross baseball Hop Riopel Award in 2006, given to the team's Most Valuable Player. Frawley is only the second player (Ronnie Perry, Jr. '80) in program history to earn the award three times.
This past season, Frawley was a NEIBA Division I Second Team selection, as well as a Second Team All-Patriot League pick, after leading the team in batting average, at-bats, hits, RBI, doubles, triples, walks, total bases, and plate appearances. Frawley hit .380 with 37 RBIs in 43 games. He was also named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Northeast Region Second Team in 2006. Frawley played at Fenway Park in the 2005 and 2006 New England College Baseball All-Star games.
Last summer, he played in 26 games with the Worcester Tornadoes of the Can-Am League.