Jan. 29, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross senior catcher Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) was one of six catchers recognized by PINGBASEBALL.COM on its All Ping Preseason Team 2008. Akashian started in all 35 games last season and finished first on the team in batting average (.330) and tied for first in triples (two), homeruns (five) and RBIs (29).
Among last year's Patriot League standouts, Akashian was named to the 2007 Patriot League All-League First Team and finished the regular season with the third highest batting average in the league (.352). He was also ranked second in home runs (eight), second in slugging percentage (.579), first in on base percentage (.467), fourth in hits (51), second in total bases (84), and sixth in RBI (27).
The Crusaders begin their season on March 1, when they travel to Stetson University for a game scheduled at 3:00 p.m.