Feb. 29, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior catcher Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) was named by Baseball America to the Patriot League Pre-Season All-Conference Team.
Last year, Akashian was named to the 2007 Patriot League All-League First Team, leading the league in on base percentage (.520) and was ranked second in the league in slugging percentage (.566). He also set a new league record last season in hit by pitches with 18. He started in all 35 games and hit a .330 with 35 hits, six doubles, two triples, five homeruns, one grand slam and scored 29 runs. He finished first on the team in batting average (.330), tied for first in triples (two), and first in homeruns (five), and RBI (29).
The Crusaders open the 2008 season this weekend, when they travel to Stetson for a two-game series on March 1-2.