Four Named All-Ivy League in Baseball

Four Named All-Ivy League in Baseball

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard had four players named to the All-Ivy League Honorable Mention team in an announcement from the league office late Thursday afternoon. Seniors Harry Douglas and Tom Stack-Babich were named to the team as were sophomores Tyler Albright and Dillon O'Neill.

Douglas, the team captain, led the Crimson in batting average (.432), games started (41), doubles (13), triples (2) and stolen bases (8). He had a torrid year against left-handed pitchers, batting .426. He also batted .392 with runners in scoring position. Douglas delivered game-winning hits against Yale and Dartmouth late in the season among numerous impressive performances.

Stack-Babich batted .303 in 40 starts in right field. He had eight homers and 10 doubles and tied for the team lead with 33 RBI. Stack-Babich also made nine pitching appearances, posting a 1-0 record with two saves and a 3.68 ERA and nine strikeouts in 14.2 innings. He batted .342 against lefties and .340 with runners in scoring position.

Stack-Babich had two hits including a two-run homer, threw out a runner at home plate from right field and also struck out two batters in one inning on the mound against Holy Cross on April 1st and then had a huge Ivy League weekend that saw him named league player of the week as well as earning a spot on the Collegiate Baseball Foundation’s National All-Star Lineup for the week of April 7. In the weekend, he hit a pair of two-run home runs including a walk-off two-run shot in the ninth inning to beat Cornell, 7-5; he then hit a bases loaded walk-off single to the wall in the 17th inning to beat Princeton, 13-12, finishing the game 6-for-9 with four RBI. He also hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning to keep the game going after Princeton had taken a 10-8 lead in the top of the inning  

Albright appeared in all 41 games and made 37 starts at catcher and designated hitter. He batted .385 against left-handed pitchers and batted .421 when leading off an inning. Albright quickly established himself as one of the best catch-and-throw players in the region and threw out 17 of 47 base-stealers on the year.

O’Neill, earlier named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 Second Team, batted .322 on the season with 38 starts in 41 games. O’Neill led the Crimson with 49 hits, of which 12 went for extra bases. He also led the team with a .410 on-base-percentage and tied for the team lead with eight stolen bases.

2009 All-Ivy Baseball
* - Unanimous Selection

Player of the Year: *Nick Santomauro, Dartmouth
Pitcher of the Year: Brandon Josselyn, Yale
Rookie of the Year: *Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth
Blair Bat Winner: Nick Santomauro, Dartmouth (.473 Batting Avg. in Ivy Play)

First Team
P - Brandon Josselyn, Yale (Sr., Hanson, Mass.)
P - Mark Gormley, Brown (So., Milton, Mass.)
RP - David Rochefort, Cornell (Jr., Arcadia, Calif.)
C - Jack Murphy, Princeton, (Jr., Lakeland, Fla.)
1B - Trygg Larsson-Danforth, Yale (Jr., Belmont, Mass.)
2B - Matt Nuzzo, Brown (Sr., Everett, Mass.)
3B - *Nathan Ford, Cornell (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif.)
SS - Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth (Fr., Palm City, Fla.)
OF - *Nick Santomauro, Dartmouth (Jr., North Caldwell, N.J.)
OF - *Steve Daniels, Brown (Sr., Fox Point, Wisc.)
OF - Jim Wren, Dartmouth (Jr., Granbury, Texas)
UT - Robert Papenhause, Brown (Sr., Hillsborough, Calif.)
DH - Ray Allen, Dartmouth (Sr., Longwood, Fla.)

Second Team
P - Kyle Hendricks, Dartmouth (Fr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
P - David Palms, Princeton (So., Smithfield, R.I)
RP - Ryan Smith, Dartmouth (So., Greenlawn, N.Y.)
C - Dean Forthun, Columbia (Jr., Glendora, Calif.)
1B - Mike Pagliarulo, Dartmouth (Sr., Winchester, Mass.)
2B - Jeff Onstott, Dartmouth (So., Houston, Texas)
3B - Dan Williams, Penn (So., Southhampton, N.J.)
SS - Scott Hardinger, Cornell (Sr., Lynden, Wash.)
SS - Derek Vigoa, Penn (Fr., Miami, Fla.)
OF - Dan Shapiro, Brown (Sr., Basking Ridge, N.J.)
OF - Brian Billigen, Cornell (Fr., Carnegie, Pa.)
OF - Tom Grandieri, Penn (Jr., Media, Pa.)
UT - Stefan Schropp, Yale (Sr., Ft. Myers, Fla.)
DH - Pete Greskoff, Brown (So., Paoli, Pa.)

Honorable Mention
P - Joe Scarlata, Columbia (Sr., East Walpole, Mass.)
P - Brad Gemberling, Princeton (Sr., Swarthmore, Pa.)
RP - Matthew Kimball, Brown (So., Nashville, Tenn.)
RP - Matt Grabowski, Princeton (So., Voorhees, N.J.)
C - Adam Jacobs, Cornell (Sr., Del Mar, Calif.)
C - Tyler Albright, Harvard (So., Long Beach, Calif.)
1B - Mickey Brodsky, Cornell (So., Encino, Calif.)
2B - Dan DeGeorge, Princeton (Sr., Flemington, N.J.)
3B - Johnathon Santopadre, Dartmouth (Sr., Vacaville, Calif.)
3B - Harry Douglas, Harvard (Sr., South River, N.J.)
OF - Nick Cox, Columbia (So., Lake Mary, Fla.)
OF - Tom Stack-Babich, Harvard (Sr., Scituate, Mass.)
OF - Dillon O'Neill, Harvard (So., Naperville, Ill.)
UT - William Gordon, Penn (Jr., LaGrange, Ga.)