July 19, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross second baseman Tucker Frawley (New Haven, Conn.) has been named to the 2005 New England College Baseball League All-Star team, as announced by NECBL Commissioner Kevin MacIlvane this week. The Holy Cross senior-to-be will be the starting second baseman for the North Division in the league's 12th annual All-Star Game, which will be held on Sunday, July 24 at Cardines Field in Newport, R.I. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
A two-time All-Patriot League selection and two-time Holy Cross team Most Valuable Player, Frawley started all 31 games for the Concord Quarrydogs (14-17-0) this summer. He led the team in at-bats (115) and tied for first in doubles. His .313 batting average was good for second on the team and ninth in the league.
In addition, he finished the season second on the team in hits (36), total bases (41), slugging percentage (.357) and on-base percentage (.372). He was third on the team in runs (13) and tied for fourth in runs batted in. Defensively, Frawley had a .969 fielding percentage at second base and was second on the team in assists (72) and fourth in putouts (54).
This past season for the Crusaders, Frawley tied for 32nd in the nation in batting average (.409) on his way to being selected to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division I First Team. On June 5, Frawley led off for the University Division at the NEIBA All-Star Game at Fenway Park.
The NECBL All-Star Game will feature 54 players from all 12 of the league's teams. The North Division is made up of players from the Concord Quarrydogs, Holyoke Giants, Keene Swamp Bats, Sanford Mainers, Mill City All-Americans and the Vermont Mountaineers. The South Division features players from the Torrington Twisters, Manchester Silkworms, North Adams Steeplecats, Danbury Westerners, Pittsfield Dukes and the host team, Newport Gulls.
The New England College Baseball League fields 12 teams in a six-state span and plays an eight week, 41-game schedule. Since 1993, more than 300 NECBL players have either been drafted by professional clubs or signed as free agents. Nearly 100 former NECBL players were selected in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft.