May 26, 2010
FAIRBANKS, AK-For the first time in 12 years, a member of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team has earned All-America honors.
Junior catcher Zak Talis (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) was named an honorable mention All-American by d3baseball.com. Talis was one of five catchers honored. He is the seventh UMass Dartmouth player to earn All-American honors, and the first Corsair to be so honored since Pat Schultz was named in 1998.
Talis, who was named first team All-Little East Conference as a designated hitter. led the LEC in hitting, batting .443 with 62 hits in 140 at bats, 13 doubles, one triple, five home runs and a league-best 59 runs batted in. He scored 40 runs, had an LEC third best slugging percentage of .657 and led the league with an on-base percentage of .532,
"It's an honor that is well-deserved, and I'm happy for him," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Curran. "He certainly had a very good season, and he's got another year to go, so that's great news."
The Corsairs finished with a 20-19 record and advanced to the LEC post-season tournament.
UMASS DARTMOUTH BASEBALL