Petty, Vieira Named to All-New England Team

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Senior pitchers Derek Petty and Tyler Vieira were both named to the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-New England team following outstanding seasons.

Petty was named to the second team, earning All-New England honors for the first time in his career while Vieira was named to the third team. Vieira was also a third team selection in 2010.

"Both Derek and Tyler had great seasons and these honors are well deserved," said Coast Guard head coach C.C. Grant. "I wish we could have scored some more runs for Derek, because I believe he could have been a first team pitcher and Tyler didn't have the innings that the other guys in New England had, but he was great for us all season long."

It was a memorable season as the Bears won a school-record 24 games finishing 24-17 and advanced to the ECAC tournament championship game for the first time in school history.

Petty was outstanding as he led the team with six wins, going 6-3 with a team-best 1.60 ERA. He was lights out in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play posting a 0.77 ERA with three wins. He also led the Bears with 73 innings pitched and 54 strikeouts while registering a pair of saves. He held opponents to just a .233 batting average this season allowing just eight extra base hits, all doubles.

Vieira, who tied his own single-season school record with eight saves was 4-0 with a 2.02 ERA this season. He leaves as the Bears all-time saves leader with 22. Vieira led the team with 22 appearances this season. He also fired a four-hit shutout earlier in the season when the Bears needed him to make a spot start against Castleton. He allowed just four extra base hits, all doubles while holding opponents to a .260 batting average.

FIRST TEAM
C – Dominic Di Sano, JR, Salve Regina
1B – Jake Cintolo, JR, Suffolk
2B – Nick Vita, JR, Keene State
3B – Nick Grady, SR, Southern Maine
3B – Chris Kucher, SR, Babson
SS – Sam Dexter, FR, Southern Maine
SS – Eric Jensen, SR, Wheaton
OF – Tucker White, SR, Southern Maine
OF – Conor Bierfeldt, SR, Western Connecticut
OF – Mike Cunningham, SR, Suffolk
OF – Shawn Smith, SR, Husson
P – Matt Purnell, SR, Eastern Connecticut
P – Logan Carmen, JR, Southern Maine
P – Bob Cook, SR, Amherst
P – Tyler Pogmore, JR, Roger Williams

SECOND TEAM
C – Matt Verrier, JR, Southern Maine
1B – Joe Papa, SR, Trinity
1B – Brett Holmgren, SR, Endicott
2B – Sean Riley, SR, Bridgewater State
2B – Harry Oringer, SO, Endicott
3B – Mike Rubino, SR, Western New England
SS – Bobby Rosano, SO, Mass. Maritime
OF – Jeff Schult, JR, Western New England
OF – Forrest Chadwick, JR, Southern Maine
OF – Zach Boyes, SR, Johnson and Wales
OF – Pat Thibodeau, JR, Husson
P – Ryan Grant, JR, Wheaton
P – Derek Petty, SR, Coast Guard
P – Kevin Keith, JR, Colby Sawyer
P – Tyler Hitchcock, SR, Endicott
P – Greg Dubela, SR, Daniel Webster
DH – Chris Alberto, SR, Western Connecticut
UT – Rich Lizotte, SR, Daniel Webster

THIRD TEAM
C – Dan Gusovsky, SR, Wheaton
1B – Carlos Villoria, SR, UMaine Presque Isle
1B – Mike Pratt, SR, Saint Joseph's
2B – Matt Lavanchy, FR, Wheaton
2B – Anthony Pisani, SR, Southern Maine
3B – Kyle Brigham, SO, Daniel Webster
SS – Scott Staniewicz, SR, Tufts
SS – Alex Pezzuto, JR, Johnson and Wales
OF – Zach George, SO, Worcester State
OF – Darren Hartwell, SR, Williams
OF – Chris Stanley, SR, Suffolk
OF – Andrew Medeiros, SR, Westfield State
OF – Alex Almeida, SR, Trinity
P – Tyler Vieira, SR, Coast Guard
P – Frank Holbrook, SR, Wheaton
P – Oliver Van Zant, SR, Bowdoin
P – Tyler Shamas, FR, Mitchell
P – Tyler Laverriere, SR, Saint Joseph's
UT – Brian Harrington, SR, Gordon

 

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