May 14, 2009

Daniels Leads Seven Bears Named All-Ivy

May 14, 2009

Providence, R.I. - Seven players were named to the All-Ivy baseball squads on Thursday, headlined by senior outfielder Steve Daniels (Fox Point, WI), who was a unanimous selection to the First Team. Joining Daniels on the top squad were fellow seniors Matt Nuzzo (Everett, MA) and Robert Papenhause (Hillsborough, CA) and sophomore Mark Gormley (Milton, MA). Senior Dan Shapiro (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and sophomore Pete Greskoff (Paoli, PA) were voted to the Second Team, while closer Matthew Kimball (Nashville, TN) was an Honorable Mention selection.

Daniels, a two-time All-Ivy selection, and the 2006 Ivy League co-rookie of the Year, makes his second consecutive appearance on the First Team. Leading off and starting in center field for all 44 games this season, Daniels finished fifth on the team with a .314 batting average. He also added seven doubles, three triples, and eight home runs, giving him a solid .529 slugging percentage. Daniels led the team in triples, runs scored, sacrifice flies, and stolen bases, and also played a terrific center field, recording 98 put outs without a single error on the season. An economics major with a 3.63 GPA, Daniels was also named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine All-District Team at the conclusion of the season.

The captain of the 2009 squad, Nuzzo enjoyed another terrific all-around season, batting .324 and finishing tied for the team lead with 11 home runs. One of only four players to start every game, Nuzzo also led the squad in RBI's and doubles, at 45 and 14 respectively. Despite moving from shortstop to second base, Nuzzo also continued to provide stellar defensive play, compiling a .959 fielding percentage and ranking second on the team with 93 assists. Nuzzo was voted to the All-Ivy list for the third consecutive season, and makes his second appearance on the First Team.

Papenhause, another senior infielder, is on the list for the first time, earning First Team honors in the utility spot. Generally playing at first base, Papenhause started every game for the Bears, and led the squad in hitting with a sparkling .377 average. He raised his game even further in Ivy League play, hitting at a .439 clip and amassing 23 RBI's in just 20 league games. For the season, Papenhause had 19 extra base hits, and finished third on the team with 90 total bases and a .596 slugging percentage. Like Nuzzo, he also helped solidify Brown's defense, making only three errors on the season for a .991 fielding percentage.

Gormley also makes his first appearance on the All-Ivy rolls, earning the nod after a breakout sophomore season on the mound. Starting nine games and appearing in 12, Gormley was second on the team with a 4.55 earned run average, and went 6-2 in his eight decisions. He also pitched four complete games, sparing the bullpen arms in a number of key doubleheaders. On the season, Gormley led Brown with 50 strikeouts, and held opposing batters to a stingy .249 average.

Just a year removed from sitting out the 2008 season with an injury, Shapiro returned stronger than ever to earn his first All-Ivy appearance, making the Second Team as an outfielder. Starting in 41 games for the Bears, Shapiro finished second on the squad with a .343 batting average, and also contributed 22 RBI's despite hitting in the lower half of the order. Showing off his patience at the plate, Shapiro led the team with 22 walks, and finished the season with an impressive .451 on base percentage.

Greskoff, the designated hitter for the Bears, also enjoyed a breakout season as a sophomore in 2009, batting .339 and tying for the team lead with 11 home runs in just 112 at bats. He was also second on the squad with 36 RBI's, and led the Bears with a .679 slugging percentage. Though Greskoff's primary duty was at DH, he was also an able replacement at first base, making just one error in his time there and recording a .987 fielding percentage.

Rounding out Brown's selections was Kimball, who was tabbed for Honorable Mention. In his first season as the closer, Kimball shattered the school record for saves, and tied the career mark with 10 saves. Despite pitching just 34.2 innings, Kimball finished second on the team with 49 strikeouts, and held opposing batters to a .269 average, good for third on the team.

2009 All-Ivy Baseball
* - Unanimous Selection

Player of the Year: *Nick Santomauro, Dartmouth
Pitcher of the Year: Brandon Josselyn, Yale
Rookie of the Year: *Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth
Blair Bat Winner: Nick Santomauro, Dartmouth (.473 Batting Avg. in Ivy Play)

First Team
P - Brandon Josselyn, Yale (Sr., Hanson, Mass.)
P - Mark Gormley, Brown (So., Milton, Mass.)
RP - David Rochefort, Cornell (Jr., Arcadia, Calif.)
C - Jack Murphy, Princeton, (Jr., Lakeland, Fla.)
1B - Trygg Larsson-Danforth, Yale (Jr., Belmont, Mass.)
2B - Matt Nuzzo, Brown (Sr., Everett, Mass.)
3B - *Nathan Ford, Cornell (Sr., Palo Alto, Calif.)
SS - Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth (Fr., Palm City, Fla.)
OF - *Nick Santomauro, Dartmouth (Jr., North Caldwell, N.J.)
OF - *Steve Daniels, Brown (Sr., Fox Point, Wisc.)
OF - Jim Wren, Dartmouth (Jr., Granbury, Texas)
UT - Robert Papenhause, Brown (Sr., Hillsborough, Calif.)
DH - Ray Allen, Dartmouth (Sr., Longwood, Fla.)

Second Team
P - Kyle Hendricks, Dartmouth (Fr., San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
P - David Palms, Princeton (So., Smithfield, R.I)
RP - Ryan Smith, Dartmouth (So., Greenlawn, N.Y.)
C - Dean Forthun, Columbia (Jr., Glendora, Calif.)
1B - Mike Pagliarulo, Dartmouth (Sr., Winchester, Mass.)
2B - Jeff Onstott, Dartmouth (So., Houston, Texas)
3B - Dan Williams, Penn (So., Southhampton, N.J.)
SS - Scott Hardinger, Cornell (Sr., Lynden, Wash.)
SS - Derek Vigoa, Penn (Fr., Miami, Fla.)
OF - Dan Shapiro, Brown (Sr., Basking Ridge, N.J.)
OF - Brian Billigen, Cornell (Fr., Carnegie, Pa.)
OF - Tom Grandieri, Penn (Jr., Media, Pa.)
UT - Stefan Schropp, Yale (Sr., Ft. Myers, Fla.)
DH - Pete Greskoff, Brown (So., Paoli, Pa.)

Honorable Mention
P - Joe Scarlata, Columbia (Sr., East Walpole, Mass.)
P - Brad Gemberling, Princeton (Sr., Swarthmore, Pa.)
RP - Matthew Kimball, Brown (So., Nashville, Tenn.)
RP - Matt Grabowski, Princeton (So., Voorhees, N.J.)
C - Adam Jacobs, Cornell (Sr., Del Mar, Calif.)
C - Tyler Albright, Harvard (So., Long Beach, Calif.)
1B - Mickey Brodsky, Cornell (So., Encino, Calif.)
2B - Dan DeGeorge, Princeton (Sr., Flemington, N.J.)
3B - Johnathon Santopadre, Dartmouth (Sr., Vacaville, Calif.)
3B - Harry Douglas, Harvard (Sr., South River, N.J.)
OF - Nick Cox, Columbia (So., Lake Mary, Fla.)
OF - Tom Stack-Babich, Harvard (Sr., Scituate, Mass.)
OF - Dillon O'Neill, Harvard (So., Naperville, Ill.)
UT - William Gordon, Penn (Jr., LaGrange, Ga.)