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Seven players from Western New England College gain All-TCCC recognition after successful season

Seven players from Western New England College gain All-TCCC recognition after successful season
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Seven members of the Western New England College baseball team were selected to The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) All-Star Baseball Team on Wednesday (Apr. 28).

First-team honors went to a pair of seniors, first baseman Joe Griglun (Southington, CT) and pitcher Matt Rogers (Portsmouth, RI).

Junior third baseman Tony Trubia (Tolland, CT) and freshman pitcher Kevin Jefferis (Cheshire, CT) gained All-TCCC Second Team accolades.

Receiving honorable mentions were junior designated hitter Ryan Dudzinski (Bristol, CT), junior catcher Jason Leclerc (Chicopee, MA), and sophomore pitcher Mike Lawlor (Windsor, CT).

Griglun hit .413 in 22 league contests with 33 hits (including nine doubles and a homer) and 18 runs-batted-in. He made only one error in 167 chances for an outstanding .994 fielding percentage. Griglin leads the Golden Bears with a .450 batting average in 37 games.

Rogers, a right-hander, enjoyed a remarkable campaign posting a 4-0 record and 2.73 earned-run-average in five games against conference opponents. He struck out 28 and walked only four in 29 2/3 innings. Rogers leads the pitching staff with an overall 7-1 mark and 3.09 ERA in 55 1/3 innings. He has another season eligibility left with the baseball program.

Both Griglun and Rogers are Sport Management majors.

Trubia hit .417 in the conference with four doubles, a triple, homer, and 20 runs-batted-in. He is a Management major.

Jefferis enjoyed an outstanding rookie season in the league compiling a 5-0 record and 3.63 ERA along with a shutout, 28 strikeouts and 15 walks in 39 2/3 innings. He is an Arts and Sciences major.

Leclerc batted .387 against league competition with 25 runs and only two errors in 133 chances behind the plate (.985). Dudzinski hit .301 in his first full season as a starter and stole 14 bases in 15 attempts against league rivals.  

Both players are Sport Management majors.

Lawlor posted 1-1 record with a 1.32 ERA with five saves in eight appearances against conference teams. He had 20 strikeouts and only two walks in 13 2/3 innings. Lawlor is a Business Management major.

The Golden Bears compiled a 17-5 record to finish in a three-win tie for first place with Curry and Endicott.