Baseball Earns LEC Post-Season Awards

May 17, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team has earned three post-season awards from the Little East Conference.

Junior pitcher Pat Lavey (Cranston, RI/Cranston East HS) has been named first team All-Conference as a relief pitcher. Junior third baseman John Granahan (Hanover, MA/Hanover HS/Southern Maine) has been named second team All-Conference at third base. And the Corsairs won the LEC's Sportsmanship Award.

Lavey led all relief pitchers in the LEC with five wins, five saves and 18 games finished, tied for third with 18 appearances. He led the Corsairs with a .2.30 earned run average. In 31 1/3 innings, he allowed 38 hits, eight earned runs, walked four batters and struck out 21.

Granahan hit .336 while starting all but one game for UMass Dartmouth. He scored 22 runs and had 48 hits, including four doubles and three triples, and drove in 21 runs. He had a slugging percentage of .406 and an on-base percentage of .422.

"The honors for Pat Lavey and John Granahan were well-deserved," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Curran. "Lavey was very important for our success in the conference; he came through just about every time he pitched. Granahan had good stats, made big defensive plays all year, and led by example."

The Corsairs won the Sportsmanship Award for the second year in a row, in the same season in which they posted their highest regular season finish ever in the LEC.

"Our team won and lost with class, and the Sportsmanship Award is an example of the respect everyone has for UMass Dartmouth and for our baseball team," said Curran. "I was pleased to see us win the award two years in a row."

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