Three Crusaders Named Preseason All-Patriot League

Feb. 19, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - Three members of the Holy Cross baseball team have been named preseason All-Patriot League by Baseball America. Holy Cross was led by junior pitcher Bobby Holmes (Dedham, Mass.), who was selected as one of the projected top prospects in the 2009 draft.

In the preseason Patriot League rankings, Baseball America picked Holy Cross to finish second in the conference. Army was predicted to win the league while Bucknell was picked third, followed by Lehigh, Lafayette and Navy rounding out the predictions.

On the preseason All-Patriot League teams, Holmes was joined by senior second baseman Jake Gorman (Norfolk, Mass.) and junior Matt Shapiro (Raynham, Mass), the 2008 Patriot League Pitcher of the Year.