Baseball Lands Four on NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team

Headshots of Matt Johnston, Thomas Allison, Patrick Callahan and Casey Bussone.

Cambridge, Mass. (May 8) -- Four members of the MIT baseball team have been named to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Second Team All-Conference Team. Earning All-Conference honors are junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.), junior Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas), senior Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) and sophomore Casey Bussone (Danvers, Mass.). In addition, Callahan was selected for the NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

Johnston, who earns All-Conference accolades for the second time, leads the NEWMAC in hits (63) and runs batted in (51) while ranking second in total bases (105), second in runs (42), fourth in home runs (9), fifth in triples (3), sixth in slugging percentage (.618) and batting average (.371) and eighth in stolen bases (16). In 39 games, he has 19 multi-hit games and has reached base safely in all but four games. 

Allison is a first-time All-Conference honoree as he ranks among the league leaders in nearly every offensive category. He is currently second in runs batted in (49) and first in league games (24). Allison leads the league in sacrifice flies (6), is second in saves (2), third in home runs (10), fourth in total bases (91), seventh in hits (49) and ninth in slugging percentage (.580). He has 14 multi-hit games, has reached base safely in 34 of 38 games played and had a three-run walkoff home run in a win over WPI earlier in the year.

Callahan is a Second Team selection for the second time in his career as he has set career highs in every pitching category in 2019. Currently 5-1 overall with 12 appearances that includes a league-leading 11 starts and a complete-game win over WPI in the NEWMAC Tournament, Callahan is fifth in wins (5) and earned run average (2.17), sixth in innings pitched (62.2) and seventh in strikeouts (57).

Bussone, named to the All-Conference Team for the first time, is second in strikeouts (67), fourth in innings pitched (67.2), sixth in strikeouts per game (8.97) and 13th in earned run average (3.21). He has two double-digit strikeout games, including a career-high 13 K's in relief in a NEWMAC Tournament win over Springfield. He also threw 6.2 innings with six strikeouts vs. Babson in the NEWMAC Tournament.

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