May 18, 2010

League-High Five Brown Players Named to First Team All-Ivy Baseball Team

Providence, RI – After another impressive season in 2010, Brown baseball had five players named to the All-Ivy First Team, the most of any Ivy school, as senior Chris Tanabe (Jupiter, FL), juniors Matt Colantonio (Garden City, NY), Josh Feit (Woodcliffe Lake, NJ), Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA) and sophomore Mike DiBiase (Weston, MA) each earned top honors.  Junior third baseman Ryan Zrenda (Old Lyme, CT) also earned Second Team recognition for the Bears.

Tanabe, the regular second baseman for the Bears, enjoyed a breakout senior season, batting .343 during his first year as an every day player.  He also finished third on the team with 11 doubles, and added three home runs, both career bests.  Tanabe added 24 runs scored and 18 RBI's, while compiling a .435 on base percentage and stealing two bases in four attempts.

Greskoff played several positions during 2010, appearing at first and third base, and in left field for the Bears.  He enjoyed one of the best power seasons in program history, breaking the single season home run record with 17, and tying the career mark with 32 homers.  Greskoff also led the Ivy League in both home runs and RBI's, finishing with 54.  He added nine doubles, tied for fourth on the team, and led the Bears with a .647 slugging percentage while batting .294 and drawing 14 walks.

Colantonio was one of just three players to start all 44 games for Brown, appearing at catcher and designated hitter while finishing third on the team with a .346 batting average.  He also racked up 12 total extra base hits, with six doubles, two triples, and four home runs, and added 30 RBI's, tied for third on the team.  Colantonio continued to show off his impressive plate discipline, drawing a team-high 35 walks to push his on base percentage to .467, also the best on the team.

Feit wrapped up an impressive 2010 season as the team leader in batting average, hitting .361 in his first season playing in the field.  A pitcher for his first two seasons at Brown, an injury forced Feit into right field, where he flourished as the starter, playing in 43 games and tallying nine doubles, two triples, and four home runs.  Feit also added 33 runs scored and 27 RBI's, and showed off impressive speed with seven stolen bases in nine attempts.

DiBiase showed terrific improvement in his second season in a Brown uniform, earning a regular spot in the batting order as a first baseman and designated hitter.  The sophomore finished fifth on the team in average, hitting .326 for the year, and added eight home runs, good for third on the team.  DiBiase was also second among Brown players with 12 doubles, and scored 27 runs while bringing in 34.  He also drew an impressive 22 walks to push his on base percentage to .435, and recorded a second consecutive season without making an error, notching a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

Zrenda also turned in another impressive season in his illustrious career, finishing among the team leaders across the boards.  The junior, who played primarily at third base, was second on the squad in both average and runs scored, at .357 and 35 respectively.  Zrenda also hit a team-high 13 doubles, while adding a triple and 11 home runs, second only to Greskoff.  He was also solid in the clutch, knocking in 30 runs, and drew 11 walks to finish with a .406 on base percentage.

2010 All-Ivy Baseball
* - Unanimous Selection

Player of the Year: Tom Grandieri, Penn
Pitcher of the Year: Pat Lowery, Columbia
Co-Rookies of the Year: Dario Pizzano, Columbia & Chris O'Dowd, Dartmouth

First Team [17]
P - Pat Lowery, Columbia (So., Oakdale, Conn.)
P - Brent Suter, Harvard (So., Cincinnati, Ohio)
RP - David Rochefort, Cornell (Sr., Arcadia, Calif.)
C - Matt Colantonio, Brown (Jr., Garden City, N.Y.)
C - Dean Forthun, Columbia (Sr., Glendora, Calif.)
1B - Trygg Larsson-Danforth, Yale (Sr., Belmont, Mass.)
2B - Chris Tanabe, Brown (Sr., Jupiter, Fla.)
3B - Dan Williams, Penn (Jr., Southhampton, N.J.)
SS - Sean O'Hara, Harvard (Jr., Gloucester, Mass.)
OF - Josh Feit, Brown (Jr., Woodcliff Lake, N.J.)
OF - Dario Pizzano, Columbia (Fr., Saugus, Mass.)
OF - *Tom Grandieri, Penn (Sr., Media, Pa.)
OF - Jeremy Maas, Penn (Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.)
UT - Mickey Brodsky, Cornell (Jr., Encino, Calif.)
UT - Pete Greskoff, Brown (Jr., Paoli, Pa.)
DH - Michael DiBiase, Brown (So., Weston, Mass.)
DH - Alex Aurrichio, Columbia (So., Dix Hills, N.Y.)

Second Team [9]
P - Dan Bracey, Columbia (Jr., East Greenwich, R.I.)
P - Tony Bertucci, Cornell (Sr., Belleville, Ill.)
RP - Cole Sulser, Dartmouth (So., Santa Ysabel, Calif.)
C - No selection
1B - Jason Brooks, Dartmouth (Jr., Westlake Village, Calif.)
2B - Gant Elmore, Yale (Jr., Bloomington, Ind.)
3B - Ryan Zrenda, Brown (Jr. Old Lyme, Conn.)
SS - Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth (So., Palm City, Fla.)
OF - Jake Carlson, Dartmouth (So., Woodlands, Texas)
OF - Charlie Neil, Yale (So., Dallas, Texas)
UT - No selection
DH - No selection

Honorable Mention [16]
P - Corey Pappel, Cornell (Jr., Mississauga, Ontario)
P - Kyle Hendricks, Dartmouth (So., San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
P - Vinny Lally, Yale (Jr. Tampa, Fla.)
RP - Reid Terry, Penn (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)
C - Chris O'Dowd, Dartmouth (Fr., Cherry Hills Village, Colo.)
C - Tyler Albright, Harvard (Jr., Long Beach, Calif.)
C - Will Davis, Penn (Jr., Atlanta, Ga.)
1B - Jason Banos, Columbia (Jr., Lynnfield, Mass.)
2B - Steve Gable, Penn (Sr., Emmaus, Pa.)
3B - Jon Eisen, Columbia (So., Nashville, Tenn.)
SS - Alex Ferrara, Columbia (Jr., Huntington, N.Y.)
SS - Matt Schmidt, Yale (So., Grayslake, Ill.)
OF - Billy Rumpke, Columbia (So., Cincinnati, Ohio)
OF - Dillon O'Neill, Harvard (Jr., Naperville, Ill.)
OF - Andrew Kolmar, Yale (Jr., Mendham, N.J.)
UT - Trey Rallis, Yale (Jr., LaCanada, Calif.)