Giusti Headed To Fenway June 14
Medford, Mass. - Junior hurler Matt Giusti (Hopkinton, Mass.) is one of 55 student-athletes to be selected to participate in the annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association's (NEIBA) College All-Star Game on Saturday, June 14. Game time is scheduled for 9 a.m.
A team of Division I All-Stars will play a squad made up of Division II All-Stars and Division III Senior All-Stars in the annual game.
Giusti, who had an 8-4 mark with a 2.79 ERA and was named second-team All-Northeast-10, was the Skyhawks' most reliable pitcher, tossing five complete games and two shutouts.
In 80.2 innings, he yielded only 10 walks and 10 extra base hits. During a five game stretch of appearances, he went 4-0 and didn't yield a walk while striking out 14. In a no-decision in a win over St. Rose, he tossed 10 innings of three hit ball, walking one and striking out 12. Later, he hurled a complete game four hitter with eight strikeouts in a win over Pace.
Prior to the game, the NEIBA will present its annual awards. Three Teams of the Year will be recognized - Dartmouth in Division I, Franklin Pierce in Division II and Trinity in Division III - along with Coaches of the Year Bob Whelan (Dartmouth), Jayson King (Franklin Pierce) and Bill Decker (Trinity). Bruce Joyce, formerly the coach at Southern New Hampshire University and past president of the NEIBA, will receive the Jack Butterfield Award, presented to a coach who exhibits the integrity and dedication to the game that Coach Butterfield displayed during his long career at the University of Maine.
The recently-established Kevin Burr Assistant Coach Award will be presented to longtime Tufts assistant Bob Clarke. During the winter, John Claffey of the Cape Cod League received NEIBA's Andy Baylock Distinguished Service Award.
The University Division leads the series with a 21-10-1 record, but the College Division team won last year's game with a 2-0 shutout.