Worcester, Mass. – Senior Peter Lewis (Gardiner, Maine) and sophomore Andrew LeBlanc (Farmington, Conn.) were both named to the inaugural Worcester Area Baseball All-Star team it was announced late last week.
The team, which is comprised of student-athletes at the ten Worcester area colleges and universities, features a first and second team and four major awards.
Lewis appeared in 32 of 33 games for the Cougars in 2011, leading the team in batting (.333), on-base percentage (.414), hits (37), triples (3), total bases (51), sacrifice bunts (5) and total plate appearances (133). He posted 11 multi-hit games this season and was at his best against conference foes where he hit .383. A versatile infielder, Lewis split the season between shortstop and third base and had just two errors in the final 12 games.
LeBlanc, meanwhile, continued his ascension to being one of the elite starting pitchers in the NEWMAC. He went 4-2 with a 2.60 ERA in eight starts. He opened the season with a complete game shutout over New Jersey City University, giving up just three hits and striking out six. LeBlanc had another shutout- this one another complete game shutout against Springfield. He was most dominant in his two starts against crosstown rival WPI, however. He tossed a combined 16 innings, gave up just three earned runs and struck out 18 in a pair of wins over the Engineers.
In addition to Lewis and LeBlanc, former Cougar basketball and baseball standout, David McNamara was named the Worcester Area Coach of the Year. A 2004 Clark graduate, McNamara coached the Anna Maria to a program record 26 wins. In addition to being Commonwealth Coast Conference Tournament Semifinalists, Anna Maria was crowned Co-Champions of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Baseball Tournament after upsetting seconded-seeded Brandeis University and six-seeded Coast Guard.