CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT saw a pair of its baseball student-athletes earn all-conference honors today when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference announced its annual baseball award winners. Senior Torre Swanson (Redding, Calif.) and sophomore Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) were both named second team All-NEWMAC.
One of MIT's principal starting pitchers in NEWMAC games, Swanson finished the season fourth on the team in ERA with a 2.08 mark, striking out 26 and walking just nine in 30.1 innings pitched, recording a 3-1 record in 2012. In NEWMAC play he posted an ERA of 2.39, striking out 21 in 26.1 innings. Swanson won three of his five NEWMAC starts threw back-to-back complete-game shutouts against Springfield and Clark, earning NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week honors both times. He also played in the outfield for the Engineers, posting a .247 batting average while hitting one home run and driving in eight runs.
MIT's leading hitter, Mangrum finished the season with a .407 average, a mark that led all hitters in the NEWMAC in 2012. He slugged one home run and tied for the team lead with 23 RBI. Mangrum also led the team in doubles (13), slugging (.574), triples (1) and on-base percentage (.468). A hit in his final at-bat on Monday at Suffolk extended his team-best hitting streak to 17 games. In all, he was hitless in just four of the 30 games in which he played.