Posted: May 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Western New England junior second baseman Tim Clark (West Springfield, MA) put an exclamation point on a season to remember by being selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Division III All-America First Team Thursday night (May 24) at the Division III World Series Banquet in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Clark also was the recipient of the ABCA Gold Glove Award after making only six errors in 244 chances for a .975 fielding percentage.
"Tim earning both All-American honors and the Gold Glove award is a fitting ending to a tremendous season. He is truly one of the best all around players we have had and winning both of these awards certainly speaks to that. As a program we are very proud of him and we are really excited to know we get to benefit from his play for another season," said Western New England coach Matt LaBranche.
A two-year starter, Clark batted a team high.428 in 51 games for the Golden Bears this spring. He also led the squad in hits (80), triples (5), and both slugging (.551) and on-base (.464) percentage (.464).
The 5’10”, 210-lb. Clark also had a 24-game hitting streak during the season and led Western New England with 25-multi hit performances.
Earlier in the week Clark was selected to the D3baseball.com All-America Second Team. He was the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player-of-the-Year and an All-CCC First Team honoree.
Clark, a left-handed hitter who batted fourth in the lineup most of the season, also made the All-New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Division III First Team and was voted to the NCAA Division III New England Regional All-Tournament Team.
Clark is a Political Science major.
Western New England posted a 38-13 record this past season, which included a 15-1 mark for first place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). The Golden Bears captured their fifth consecutive CCC Championship (and seventh straight league title), and placed second in the NCAA Regional.
Contact: Ken Cerino, Western New England athletic communications director (413) 782-1227