Cambridge, Mass. (May 23) -- MIT baseball senior outfielder/pitcher Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) added to his postseason awards as has been named to the ABCA/Rawlings New England All-Region Third Team as a utility player. Earlier in the week, he was named to the D3Baseball.com All-Region squad for the first time in his MIT career.
The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. III All-America Committee.
In addition to the D3Baseball.com honors, Greenwood was also a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) First Team All-Conference selection who finished his career with a program-record 227 career hits. In 2018, he posted a career-high .388 batting average to go along with 24 stolen bases, four home runs, 19 RBI and 36 runs batted in. In addition, he was 2-1 on the mound in six appearances, striking out 28 with 13 walks and a 2.45 ERA.
Over his career, Greenwood finished with 149 runs scored, 38 doubles, 79 RBI, 60 stolen bases and 49 total extra-base hits. Over his last four games this season, he had 12 hits, seven runs scored, five RBI, two home runs and an incredible catch over the center field fence in the NEWMAC Tournament.
The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.
About the ABCA
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 9,600 members represent all 50 states and 25 countries. Since its initial meeting of 27 college baseball coaches in June 1945, Association membership has broadened to include eight divisions: NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA, Pacific Association Division, High School and Youth. The 75th annual ABCA Convention will be held Jan. 3-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas.
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes of all skill levels. Rawlings' unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings.