2 Baseball Players Make All New England Team

5/18/2011

Two Rams baseball players earning second team honors as the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) announced its 2011 Division-III All New England teams.

Freshmen Devan Jones and Jake Cintolo were two of 52 players selected from across the region.

During the 2011 season the two combined for 138 of the Rams' 500 hits on the season, helping Suffolk to a top-10 ranking in team hits. The Rams were ninth among the 370 Division-III baseball programs in the nation.

Cintolo set the single-season program record with 77 hits. In 45 games the Rams third baseman finished with a .438 average in 176 at-bats.

Jones, playing shortstop, finished the season hitting .361 (61-for-166) with a team-high 23 extra-base hits.

"Both Devan and Jake had tremendous freshman campaigns, and we hope they continue to build on their early accomplishments," said Head Coach Cary McConnell. "Both players are tremendous workers and students of the game, which should bode well, not only for them as players, but also for the program."

The Rams finished the 2011 season with a 24-21 overall record and made it to the GNAC Conference finals for the sixth straight season before losing to St. Joseph's College 8-6 in the championship game.

The Rams also qualified for their seventh Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournament appearance under McConnell, advancing to the semifinal round before dropping a 10-5 decision to top-seed Endicott College.

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