May 3, 2013

Perez, Cornwell Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team for Baseball

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two members of the MIT baseball squad have been honored for their achievements on the diamond and in the classroom this season. Senior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.) and sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District baseball team the College Sports Information Directors of America has announced.

MIT's first baseman, Perez is among the team leaders in batting average, extra base hits and RBI. He leads the team and is third in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference with three triples. Currently hitting .282 on the season, he has recorded 10 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games this season for the Engineers.

A starter in right field, Cornwell has emerged as one of the top offense threats in the NEWMAC this season. Hitting a team-best .367, he also leads the team in hits (44), doubles (12) and RBI (28), ranking among the top-10 in the NEWMAC in each of those categories. The owner of a 10-game hitting streak earlier this season, he has gone hitless in back-to-back games just once all season.