Rhode Island Collegiate Baseball Stars Land On 2022 NEIBA All-New England Teams, Play in All-Star Game

The New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) is an organization whose constitution objectives include “to help promote college baseball in this area,” and “To encourage among New England coaches a deeper sense of responsibility for the conduct and development of the game of baseball in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition.” The NEIBA is comprised of collegiate head coaches from top New England collegiate baseball programs ranging from Division 1 to Division 3 levels. For the past several years, the NEIBA has nominated New England college baseball players for NEIBA All-New England awards and to participate in an NEIBA All Star Game. This year’s awards were recently posted and there are a number of Rhode Island names on the lists on each of the All-New England teams. Here are the lists that I downloaded off the NEIBA website, www.neiba.org:

And here are the rosters (again featuring Rhode Island players) for the University vs College NEIBA All Star Game, which was held recently at the Hartford Yard Goats stadium, Hartford, CT:

Here are the Rhode Island players I found on these All-New England lists and their eye popping stats for 2022:

Addison Kopack, URI:

.364 average, 17HR, 60RBI, 52 Runs scored, 54 games played

Matt Woods, Bryant University:

.384 average, 8HR, 45 RBI, 84 hits, 43 runs scored, 53 games

Cristian Mercedes, Southern New Hampshire University:

.303 average, 70 hits, 6 HR, 43 RBI, 51 runs scored, 16 SB

Blaine Lidsky, Stonehill College:

.370 average, 11 HR, 64 hits, 46 RBI, 47 games played

Jake Studley, Wheaton College:

.412 average, 11 HR, 73 hits, 49 runs, 45 RBI

Cal Parrillo, Rhode Island College:

.430 average, 71 hits, 7 HR, 51 runs scored, 52 RBI

Cam Santerre, Rhode Island College:

.392 average, 60 hits, 69 runs scored, 34 SB, 31 RBI, 7 HR

Salve Regina (and North Kingstown High School alum) Pitcher Patrick Maybach was joined by Kopack, Lidsky, and Studley in the NEIBA All Star Game on Monday, June 6th. Congratulations to all the 2022 All-New England players on your incredible seasons (many representing Rhode Island collegiate baseball programs) and special congrats to all the Rhode Island players who made these lists and played in the NEIBA All Star Game.

For more information on the NEIBA, visit their website at www.neiba.org.

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